THE FLATS – Georgia Tech baseball was unable overcome an early five run deficit, dropping a 12-2 decision to No. 2 Georgia on Tuesday night at Foley Field.
The No. 17 Yellow Jackets (22-11) loss was its first in a midweek game, having gone a perfect 8-0 previously. The Bulldogs (28-6) evened the Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate series up a one game apiece, with the series finale set for April 23 at SunTrust Park.
Junior Amos Willingham (4-2) dropped his second-straight start after filling in on Friday, April 5 against then-No. 9 North Carolina. In a predetermined start, he surrendered just two earned runs on three hits in 2.0 innings. Tech used a multitude of arms out of the bullpen to complete the staff outing.
Offensively, the Jackets were led by Luke Waddell, who finished 2-for-3 with a double, while Kyle McCann and Tristin English both had solo home runs.
Georgia’s starter, Tim Elliott (5-1), received the win, allowing just two runs on five hits, striking out six overall. UGA then used two pitchers out of the bullpen. At the plate, the Bulldogs were led by four multi-hit performances, highlighted by LJ Talley’s 3-for-4, two-RBI night.
The Yellow Jackets remain on the road when it travels to Boston College for a three-game series on April 12-14. First pitches for the series are set for 6 p.m., 2 p.m. and 1 p.m., respectively. Fans can follow along by tuning in to WREK 91.1 FM.
- Georgia Tech’s streak of eight-straight midweek victories was snapped. Tech is now 8-1 on the year.
- The Yellow Jackets are now 7-5 against top-15 opponents.
- Tech used seven pitchers out of the bullpen on the night.
- Kyle McCann’s home run gives him a homer in two-straight games and an ACC-leading 14 overall on the season.
- Tristin English continues to swing extremely well, having another home run as well. That’s three-straight games with a home run for English.
Head Coach Danny Hall Postgame Interview