THE FLATS – No. 11 Georgia Tech dropped the series finale to Clemson, 11-7, in a wild contest on Sunday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium, after already clinching the series the day before.
The Yellow Jackets (30-14, 15-9 ACC) were led by four home runs offensively, one apiece for Kyle McCann and Baron Radcliff, while Tristin English had two. The Tigers (27-18, 12-12 ACC) completed the comeback in the eighth inning with six runs in the frame.
A fine day at the plate for Tech, Colin Hall led the way with three hits, while English and Nick Wilhite accounted for the other two multi-hit performances with two apiece.
Clemson was led by Logan Davison, who finished with three hits and an RBI.
On the mound, relief pitcher Cort Roedig was efficient out of the bullpen, going allowing three runs on five hits over five innings – two of which came on a tough-luck pop-fly that go lost in the sun. Micah Carpenter (0-10 received his first loss of the season, surrendering four runs on four hits in an inning of work. Clemson’s reliever Travis Mar (2-0) got the win, throwing 4.1 scoreless.
The Yellow Jackets will take a break from the midweek due to exams before remaining at Russ Chandler Stadium for a non-conference bout with Southern Conference foe Western Carolina on May 3-5.
- The Yellow Jackets’ loss snapped a five-game winning streak.
- The Yellow Jackets’ seven-consecutive ACC series wins are the most ever under head coach Danny Hall in 25 years at Georgia Tech.
- For the series, Tristin English was sensational, hitting .500 for six hits, a double, three home runs and 10 RBI. In 16 at-bats, he struck out just twice. He also had an RBI against No. 4 Georgia in the midweek.
- English, McCann and Radcliff all finished with two or more home runs on the weekend.
Head Coach Danny Hall Postgame Interview