Georgia Tech 5 Alabama 2
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech starter Deck McGuire allowed just two runs in eight innings and Chase Burnette collected three hits, including a record-tying home run, leading the Yellow Jackets past Alabama 5-2 Saturday night in the winner’s bracket game of the NCAA Baseball Atlanta Regional.
A capacity crowd of 4,157 packed into Russ Chandler Stadium to watch McGuire (9-4) pitch against Alabama’s Jimmy Nelson (8-3) in a battle of two of the top aces in the Southeast. Tech’s Andrew Robinson pitched the ninth inning to record his eighth save.
"This was a really good college baseball game," said Georgia Tech coach Danny Hall. "I told my guys after the game that it was probably the best game that we have played all year long – pitching, hitting, defense.
Mercer 13 Elon 7
ATLANTA, Ga. –The Mercer University baseball team pounded out 18 hits and avoided elimination on its way to a 13-7 win over Elon College in the NCAA Atlanta Regional on Saturday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium.
The win means that Mercer (38-23) will play Alabama tomorrow afternoon at 3 p.m., as it works its way back from an opening day loss in the double-elimination event.
Today’s victory set two milestones for Mercer. It was the Bears 38thwin of the season, tying the 1979 squad for the second-most wins in a season in school history. The win was also head coach Craig Gibson’s 200th of his career at Mercer putting his overall record at 200-191 during his seven year tenure.