What a historic night for Georgia Tech. After 14 innings, 5 hours and 35 minutes, and staying tied 6-6 basically the whole way. It was officially the longest game in school history for the Yellow Jackets.
Both teams definitely kept it interesting and it felt like the game was never going to end.
To get them to the 14th inning, the Georgia Tech bullpen pitched a combined 6.2 shutout innings, giving up just four hits and seven base runners total. RHP Zach Maxwell sat down four hitters in just 1.2 innings, before handing it over to RHP Hugh Chapman in extras. Hugh Chapman went 2.0 innings, giving up just two hits and striking out three. From there, RHP Brody Westbrooks gave up just one hit and struck out two in 1.2 innings.
After nine pitchers, RHP John Medich had quite the task of trying to finish it out, without giving anything up. He stranded a runner at third and struck out two in 1.1 innings and gave up no hits.
Offensively for Georgia Tech, the Yellow Jackets forced extras, thanks to a bases clearing bloop single in the eighth inning by Stephen Reid.
The Yellow Jackets took advantage of the throwing error by UGA’s Garrett Blaylock that allowed Austin Wilhite to reach first, then Luke Waddell had his third hit of the night to put runners on the corners. Luke Waddell then stole second to force the international walk of Tres Gonzalez, before a fielder’s choice at the plate. The bases were reloaded again with Luke Waddell at third and Kevin Parada at first.
Justyn-Henry Malloy then came up to bat and won that battle. He hit a long sac fly to score Luke Waddell from third and that would walk the game off for the Yellow Jackets, after 14 long innings.
Georgia Tech officially completed the series sweep over Georgia on the season.
Georgia Tech will look to close out their regular season, as they host the North Carolina Tar Heels. First pitches are scheduled for 7PM, 6 PM, and 1PM on Thursday-Saturday.