The Georgia Tech baseball team crushed in-state opponent Kennesaw State 17-7 on Wednesday night.
Seven, that is how many runs Georgia Tech’s Kyle McCann drove in on Wednesday night in the Jackets 17-7 victory over Kennesaw State. The sophomore designated hitter and catcher continued his hot streak with his third grand slam in a week on Wednesday night.
The grand slam was his 12th home run of the season which leads the team and gives him 33 RBI on the season.
McCann couldn’t do all the work on Wednesday night as Wade Bailey tried to pick up some slack as he drove in five runs of his own. Bailey’s strong performance Wednesday included his first home run of the season. Bailey is now hitting .340 on the season with one home run and 23 RBI.
Freshman Baron Radclife had one of his better days on the season as he drove in three runs with two coming on a two-run home run. Tristin English and Luke Waddell drove in a run each as well on Wednesday night.
Starting pitcher Brant Hurter would pitch five innings allowing four runs on seven hits and one walk. Despite lasting just the five innings, Hurter left the game with a 9-4 lead and was able to pick up his fourth win of the season. He’s now 4-2 with a 5.75 ERA for the season.
The win pushes the Yellow Jackets record up to 22-16 on the season as they have a huge series coming up against North Carolina this weekend. The Jackets will travel to Chapel Hill to take on the 24-13 Tar Heels. The Tar Heels are 7-3 in their last 10 and have won each of their last four home games. Neither team could afford to lose this weekend’s series which should make it a fun one to watch.