A most unlikely play felled Georgia Tech a third time this season to rival Georgia Tuesday night. In the top of the ninth, Georgia’s Mitchell Webb scored from first on a single to center to give the Bulldogs the winning run in an 8-7 victory in the teams’ first-ever meeting at the new SunTrust Park. Georgia earned a season sweep of the Yellow Jackets, its first over Tech in a season series of three or more games since 1984.
The score was tied at 7 in the top of the ninth with two out and the bases empty when Webb foul tipped a 3-2 pitch from Micah Carpenter. Catcher Kyle McCann appeared to catch it for the third strike, but home-plate umpire Craig Barron ruled that McCann did not make a clean catch, extending Webb’s at-bat.
After Tech coach Danny Hall emerged from the dugout to fiercely argue the call, Webb proceeded to walk Carpenter.
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