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Tech Blasts No. 4 UGA in 11-2 Win

Georgia Tech wins its fourth game against a top-5 opponent in 2019 with a 11-2 offensive explosion

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THE FLATS – Sophomore Luke Waddell crushed a two-run homer down the right-field line to ignite 10-straight unanswered runs en route to Georgia Tech baseball defeating No. 4 Georgia 11-2 in a rain-shortened, seven-inning contest at Russ Chandler Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Yellow Jackets (17-8) allowed two runs by the Bulldogs (21-4) on the night, both in the first inning, before junior Amos Willingham (4-0) dealt five scoreless innings on the mound, striking out eight during his impressive night. Georgia relief pitcher Adam Goodman (0-1) received the loss after he gave up the home run.

Tech’s nine-hit night was led by two multi-hit performances and three multi-RBI outings. Colin Hall and Nick Wilhite both turned in 2-for-4 nights with Hall hitting a bases-clearing double in the sixth. Baron Radcliff continued his impressive week by hitting his third home run in the last five days to plate two, while Tristin English finished with two pivotal sacrifice flies on the game and three RBI overall.

The fourth-ranked Bulldogs were limited to just six hits overall, highlighted by three doubles – one each for Cam Shepherd, Aaron Shunk and John Cable – but all occurred in the first inning, before being held to just three hits over the remaining six innings.

The Yellow Jackets will try to keep the momentum going as it remains home to host Notre Dame on March 29-31 in its fourth ACC series of the season. First pitches are scheduled for 6 p.m., 4 p.m., and 1 p.m., respectively and will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra.

Postgame Notes:

  • Georgia Tech is now 6-1 in its last seven games.
  • Georgia Tech now has four wins against top-five teams in the country this season (No. 3 UCLA, No. 4 Louisville and No. 4 Georgia).
  • The win is the first for Georgia Tech over UGA since 2016, snapping a streak of six-straight dropped.
  • Jake Lee relieved Willingham in the seventh and would record two outs to end the inning without surrendering a hit.

Multimedia:

Head Coach Danny Hall Postgame Interview

Junior RHP Amos Willingham Postgame Interview

Sophomore shortstop Luke Waddell Postgame Interview

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