“And the hits just keep on coming” is pretty much Georgia Tech’s offense right now as the Jackets had their fifth straight game of double-digit runs on Saturday.
There are few hotter teams in America right now than the Georgia Tech baseball program. The Yellow Jackets on Saturday turned in another dominating performance, taking down the Duke Blue Devils by a final score of 15-3. The 12-run victory gave the Jackets their ninth straight ACC series victory and their fifth straight game with 10-runs or more.
With the victory, the Jackets move to 35-14 overall this season and 17-9 in conference play. The Jackets have also won nine of their last 10 games.
On Saturday, Connor Thomas got the start for the Yellow Jackets and turned in another quality performance. Thomas turned in seven innings of pitching, allowing three earned runs over 11 hits and one walk. He didn’t have his strikeout stuff today, striking out just a pair of Blue Devils but he still found a way to get out of some tight jams.
Offensively, the Jackets collected 15 hits on their way to their 15 run outburst with Kyle McCann providing a third of those runs with two home runs and five RBI on the day. McCann’s pair of round-trippers pushes his yearly total to 21 home runs on the season. The single-season record for the Jackets is 25 home runs, meaning that McCann will have five more regular season games to tie or to break the single-season record.
Colin Hall also went deep on Saturday against the Blue Devils, a three-run shot. Luke Waddell also knocked in two runs in the game. The most impressive performance may have been from Nick Wilhite who went 4-for-4 at the plate while driving in two runs.
As mentioned above, the Jackets have now scored 10+ runs in five straight games now and have scored a total of 84 in those five games. On Sunday, the Yellow Jackets will look to sweep the Blue Devils and win their sixth straight game. The Jackets last weekend swept the Western Carolina Catamounts.