ATLANTA – Georgia Tech senior catcher Jason Haniger hit an 11th inning walk-off grand slam to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 10-6 victory over the 6th ranked Tar Heels of North Carolina.
With one out in the 11th, UNC sophomore Colin Bates allowed singles to Chris House and Jeff Rowland before sophomore Nate Striz came in to relieve him. Derek Dietrich followed up with a single to load the bases before Haniger’s walk-off grand slam.
Georgia Tech senior right fielder Luke Murton contributed two home runs and 3 RBIs; center fielder Rowland and shortstop Dietrich also added 3 hits each.
For North Carolina, center fielder Mike Cavasinni had 3 hits, and right fielder Garrett Gore had a home run and 3 RBIs.
The two teams meet for the rubber match at 1pm Sunday with Georgia Tech RHP Kevin Jacob (4-1, 2.97) facing North Carolina RHP Matt Harvey (4-1, 5.67)