The Georgia Tech baseball team crushed Georgia on Tuesday night 11-2 in a rain-shortened game.
The Georgia Bulldogs (21-4) were in town for a midweek game against the Yellow Jackets (17-8) in Atlanta on Tuesday. Georgia Tech entered the night at 6-0 in midweek contests and also with momentum coming off of back to back conference series wins over Virginia and Louisville. Rain would shorten the game but the Jackets took home another top ten win as their bats thundered.
The Bulldogs would strike quickly plating two runs in the first inning, with Georgia Tech responding with a run of their own on a Tristin English sac fly that would score Luke Waddell from third in the bottom half of the first. The score would stay the same as the pitchers settled in and the defense would go to work until Luke Waddell would give Georgia Tech their first lead of the game with a two-run home run in the fifth inning that would trigger a rally.
The fifth inning would be a big one for the Yellow Jackets as a passed ball and a wild pitch by the UGA catcher, and pitcher would put two runners in scoring position for the Yellow Jackets that would be cashed in with another Tristin English sac fly and make the score 4-2 Yellow Jackets.
Baron Radcliff would make a big inning huge with a two-run no-doubter that scored Kyle McCann and made the score 6-2. Colin Hall would follow with a hard single to center field and would score on a base hit from Oscar Serratos to make it 7-2. A line out to third would end the inning but not before the Jackets had secured a six-run inning.
The rally would continue into the 6th inning for the Yellow Jackets as a check swing with the bases loaded led to a big defensive error from the Georgia pitcher who would throw to first instead of home for the easy force. On review of the play, it was determined that the first baseman had lost control of the ball on the transfer and two runs would score for the Yellow Jackets on an excuse me swing from Tristin English and make the score 9-2.
The Jackets would plate two more insurance runs in the 6th and would win 11-2 over uga in a rain-shortened seven inning game in Atlanta. Amos Willingham (4-0) picks up the win for the Yellow Jackets pitching 6.1 innings, giving up 6 hits and 2 runs, both of them earned.
Georgia Tech stays home this weekend for another conference series against the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. The series begins on Friday at 6 p.m. The series between Tech and UGW will continue in Athens on April 9th, and conclude on April 23rd from Suntrust Park in Atlanta.