The Georgia Tech baseball team swept their season series against Georgia State on Wednesday with an 10-0 win over the Panthers.
It was complete domination on Wednesday night from the Georgia Tech baseball team in their victory over Georgia State. The Jackets behind a great start from Amos Willingham and an offensive output two weeks in the making defeated the Panthers 10-0. The victory gave the Jackets a season sweep over the Panthers for the fourth time in five years.
In his first start of the season, Willingham showed his firepower, pitching six shutout innings while allowing just three hits. He also struck out five on the night. Luke Bartnicki pitched two innings in relief while sophomore Joseph Mannelly closed out the game with a perfect ninth inning including two strikeouts.
Offensively, the Jackets had without a doubt their best game of the season, totaling 13 hits and eight walks in their 10-run effort. It was the Jackets highest output in all three categories on the season. Nine different Yellow Jackets collected base hits on Wednesday night.
The scoring got started in the third inning when the Yellow Jackets put up a four spot. Tristin English added two runs in the fourth on his first home run of the season before Michael Guldberg added an insurance run in the fifth inning. In the sixth inning, Oscar Serratos hit his second of the season in the sixth inning, a solo shot, giving him two RBI for the game. The Jackets would add two runs in the eighth inning on a single by Nick Wilhite.
Overall, it was a tremendous game for the Yellow Jackets that carried over the momentum from Tuesday night’s 7-3 victory. The game also benefited the Yellow Jackets in allowing some players the ability to get much-needed experience. Overall, 15 Yellow Jackets took the field at some point in Wednesday night’s game.
The Jackets will return to the diamond on Friday when they begin a three-game series against Northwestern.