The Georgia Tech baseball team continued their hot play on Saturday, taking down Clemson 13-8 and winning their seventh straight ACC series.
There are not many hotter teams in the country right now than the Georgia Tech baseball team. On Saturday, the Yellow Jackets took on Clemson in game two of their three-game weekend series and while the Tigers did give the Jackets a run for their money, it wasn’t enough. The Jackets would come away with a 13-8, a little more comfort room than their 8-7 win on Friday night.
The win for the Yellow Jackets marked their seventh straight ACC series victory and their fifth straight win. It improves their overall record to 30-13 and their conference record to 15-8 on the season, that being said the North Carolina Tar Heels are still right on the Jackets heels at 14-9.
On Saturday, the Jackets looked to Connor Thomas to pick up another win but it ended up being one of Thomas’s rougher outings this season. Thomas allowed 12 hits and two walks in the game en route to allowing six runs which were all earned. If there was any bright side to his start, it’s that he struck out eight in the game.
Reliever Hugh Chapman wasn’t himself per se either allowing two runs over 1.2 innings of work. Amos Willingham, however, did pitch well in relief, pitching two shutout innings in relief. Chapman picked up the victory his second of the season.
Offensively, the Jackets bats were quiet for most of the game until a huge seventh inning outburst put the Jackets in the lead and lead them to victory. In total, the Jackets collected 14 hits and seven walks in the win.
Leading the Jackets at the plate was Tristin English who went 2-for-5 in the game but drove in five for the game. Jackson Webb also put together a nice game for himself, going 3-for-5 at the plate with an RBI. Overall, five different Jackets collected multiple hits for the game.
The Jackets will look for the series sweep on Sunday as they look to send Clemson home with the Tigers 10th loss in their last 11 games. The Jackets will then be off until next Friday when they begin a late-season non-conference series with the Western Carolina Catamounts.