THE FLATS – Georgia Tech baseball was unable to cool No. 9 North Carolina in game one, falling 11-4 on Friday night at Russ Chandler Stadium.
The Tar Heels (23-7, 8-5 ACC) used six runs in the first three innings to start hot, while the Yellow Jackets (20-10, 7-6 ACC) scored just one run in four innings each for their scoring production.
Leading Tech offensive on the night was Luke Waddell, who hit 2-for-4 out of the leadoff for a double and two RBI, while Austin Wilhite finished with two doubles and an RBI for the game.
UNC was led by four multi-hit performances, highlighted by Aaron Sabato’s three hits and three RBI. Brandon Martorano also had three hits with an RBI double.
On the mound, Tech’s Amos Willingham (4-1) received his first loss of the season, allowing four earned runs over four innings pitched. North Carolina’s Tyler Baum (6-2) got the win, allowing two earned runs on six hits, striking out six in 5.2 innings.
The Yellow Jackets look to even the series when it returns for game two against North Carolina on Saturday, April 6 at Russ Chandler Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra.
- Georgia Tech had its three-game winning streak snapped on Friday.
- Georgia Tech used four relief pitchers on the night with freshman Walker Barlow throwing a hitless 0.2 innings.
- Kyle McCann, Tristin English, Baron Radcliff and Austin Wilhite all also contributed a hit.
- The Jackets allowed a big inning (four runs) for only the fourth time this season and the first since March 2 vs. Northwestern.
- Tech moved to 0-4 when allowing a big inning.
Head Coach Danny Hall Postgame Interview