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Tech Takes Dramatic Extra-Innings Win at Miami

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MIAMI – Georgia Tech baseball continued its flair for the dramatic on Friday night as it won a 5-4 nail-biter in 10 innings over Miami at Mark Light Stadium.

The Yellow Jackets’ (10-4, 1-0 ACC) used a monster go-ahead home run by Kyle McCann in the 10th inning and 3.2 shutout innings from relief pitcher Jonathan Hughes (1-0) to down the Hurricanes (10-3, 0-1 ACC). The final out was made for the Jackets by a leaping grab at the right-field wall by Colin Hall.

Outside of McCann, Tech got offensive production from Tristin English, who launched two home runs for three RBI, Michael Guldberg (2-for-4) and Chase Murray (2-for-3). Miami was led at the plate by Freddy Zamora’s three hits and Jordan Lala’s two hits.

Junior Xzavion Curry started for the Jackets, allowing four runs over 6.1 innings while striking out nine overall. Miami used three relievers after Evan McKendry’s start (6.0 IP, 4 R, 1 BB, 5 K). Closer Daniel Federman (0-1) received the loss after striking out three over two full innings.

Georgia Tech will try to clinch the series on Saturday when it returns for the second game against Miami. Game 2 is slated to begin at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra.

Postgame Notes:

  • After having just two games with 10 hits in the first six games, the Jackets have now raddled off seven games with 10 or more hits in their last eight games. They are 7-0 when accomplishing the feat this season.
  • Tech also struck out a combined 10 batters on the night and have recorded 10 or more K’s in a game for the fourth-straight game. They are 6-2 on the season when accomplishing the feat.
  • Georgia Tech is 7-1 over its last eight games.
  • Georgia Tech improved to 3-0 in extra-inning games this season.
  • Kyle McCann launched his 10th home run of the season on the night, keeping him second overall in the country and alone in first in the ACC. McCann has hit seven home runs alone in the first nine days of March.
  • Tristin English’s two home runs matches a career high for most in a single game (prev. at Clemson – April 23, 2016)

Multimedia:

Head Coach Danny Hall Postgame Interview

Right-fielder Colin Hall Postgame Interview

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