THE FLATS – Junior Amos Willingham tossed six scoreless innings en route to Georgia Tech baseball blanking Georgia State, 10-0, on Wednesday night at the GSU Sports Complex.
The Yellow Jackets (5-3) used 13 hits overall, including two home runs to down Georgia State (3-5) in the second-straight contest between the two in-state foes this week.
Getting the win, Willingham (1-0) also struck out five batters while issuing zero walks on the game before Luke Bartnicki and Joseph Mannelly closed the door. Bartnicki went 2.0 innings, fanning two, while Mannelly pitched the ninth with two strikeouts.
Offensively, Tech had three batters finish with multi-hit nights. Nick Wilhite had a terrific night, finishing with three hits and two RBI, while Oscar Serratos had two hits, a home run and two RBI. Michael Guldberg continued his hot streak, going 2-for-2 on the evening with an RBI. Redshirt junior Tristin English also came alive, launching a two-RBI homer deep to left field.
Georgia State used five pitchers on the day, including starter righty Brendon Case, who allowed four runs and five hits in 2.2 innings before GSU went to the bullpen. Joah Curry closed for them, throwing a no-hit ninth. Offensively, first baseman Jake Corso had half their offensive output, finishing 3-for-4 with a double.
The Yellow Jackets return home this weekend when they welcome Northwestern on March 1-3. First pitches are scheduled for 4 p.m. (Friday), 2 p.m. (Saturday) and 1 p.m. (Sunday). The series will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra.
- The Yellow Jackets recorded 10 hits in back-to-back games for the first time since May 17-18, 2018 vs. Duke (13 and 19).
- Redshirt junior Tristin English was hit by a pitch for the second-straight game, giving him five on the season. He currently ranks tied-eighth in the country in pitches hit by.
- Junior Nick Wilhite tied his career highs in hits (three – at NC State (March, 23, 2018)) and RBI (two – four times) on the night.
- Junior Austin Wilhite finished 1-for-3 on the night, while getting his third extra-base hit of the single – a double.
- Sophomore Colin Hall launched his fourth double of the season to lead the team.
6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 5 K
Amos Willingham gets the win in his first start as a Yellow Jacket 💪 pic.twitter.com/SJF10tIMnQ
— Georgia Tech Baseball (@GTBaseball) February 28, 2019