The Georgia Tech baseball team clobbered their way all weekend to a series sweep of Western Carolina.
Georgia Tech baseball on Sunday completed one of the most dominating series sweeps you will ever see. The Jackets took down Western Carolina on Sunday afternoon by a final score of 14-1. The sweep of Western Carolina on Sunday afternoon meant the Jackets outscored the Catamounts in the series by a final score of 55-8.
The 14-1 victory followed up a 16-3 victory from Saturday night and a 25-4 victory from Friday night. The Jackets simply left no doubt that they are not only one of the best teams in the ACC but one of the best teams in the country. While the Catamounts were by no means expected to pose a huge challenge to the Jackets this weekend, the Jackets should earn some style points with their series sweep this weekend.
The Jackets on Sunday afternoon, continued their impressive power display, this time hitting four home-runs off Western Carolina pitching, moving their weekend total to 11. Going deep on Sunday was Kyle McCann (19), Baron Radcliffe (8), Tristin English (14), and Colin Hall (2). English and Radcliffe lead the Jackets in RBI for the day with four and three RBI respectively. Nine of the Jackets 14 runs on Sunday came via the long ball while Tristin English (again), MIchael Guldberg, and Nick Wilhite knocked in the other five runs.
On the mound for the Jackets on Sunday was Curt Roedig who filled in for Brant Hurter who will be out for the remainder of the season. Roedig pitched well in replacement of Hurter with five innings of allowing just one run which was unearned. He struck out six and walked one in the process. Jonathan Hughes and Hugh Chapman pitched in relief of Roedig tossing a combined four shutout innings. In total, Tech pitchers allowed just seven base runners on Sunday afternoon.
With the win, the Jackets overall record moves to 33-14 on the season and moved their out of conference record to a tremendous 18-5 on the season. The Jackets will once again be off this upcoming week Monday through Friday like they were this past week. They’ll take on Duke this upcoming weekend in Durham.