Ga. Tech baseball battles back to beat #23 Auburn

No. 11 Georgia Tech baseball grinded out another top-25 victory when it battled back from an early 3-0 deficit to defeat No. 23 Auburn, 11-6, on Tuesday night at Russ Chandler Stadium.

 The Yellow Jackets (25-12) exploded for 14 hits, getting five multi-hit performances and two multi-RBI outings on the night, while their defense held the 13-hit Tigers (24-13) to just six runs total.

Offensively, Colin Hall led the way with a 3-for-5 night with a double RBI in the seventh. Jackson Webb continued his fine play, finishing with two hits, a double and a team-best three RBI overall, while Luke Waddell finished with two hits and two RBI from the leadoff. Michael Guldberg (2-for-2) and Austin Wilhite (2-for-4) also finished with two hits for the game.

On the mound, Georgia Tech showcased its many arms on the night as none of its six pitchers threw for more than 2.2 innings. Jonathan Hughes (5-2) worked to his fifth decision win this season, allowing no earned runs on three hits over 2.1 innings. With both starting pitchers washed from the record, the Tigers’ Blake Schilleci (0-1) received the loss.

The Yellow Jackets turn around and head right back out on the road for a Thursday-Saturday series against Virginia Tech (April 18-20).

First pitches are set for 6 p.m., 6 p.m., and 1 p.m., respectively, and will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra.

 Postgame Notes:

  • Georgia Tech now has eight wins against top-25 opponents, including then-No. 3 UCLA, No. 4 Louisville, No. 9 North Carolina, No. 4 Georgia and No. 15/23 Auburn.
  • Yellow Jackets swept Auburn in the annual midweek series for first time since 2002
  • Georgia Tech improved to 9-1 in midweek games in 2019.
  • Georgia Tech used six arms overall from its pitching staff – Amos Willingham, Jake Lee, Cort Roedig, Johnathan Hughes, Hugh Chapman and Micah Carpenter.
  • With two strikeouts on Tuesday, Carpenter has six strikeouts over his last two appearances and no runs allowed over his last 3.0 innings pitched.
  • Georgia Tech also got a hit and an RBI from Kyle McCann, Baron Radcliff and Nick Wilhite, giving Tech a hit from eight of its nine hitters in the lineup.
  • Colin Hall recorded his fourth game with three or more hits this season, giving him 13 multi-hit games overall on the year.