“I saw it was down, and I was going first to third, trying to get into scoring position, and I saw coach (Scott) Daeley wave me home and I just kept running,” Webb said. “Luckily, he bobbled it and we got the score. It was pretty cool.”
In the bottom of the ninth, the Jackets put runners on first and second with one out, but could do nothing with it. The two Jackets left on base were the last of the 11 that Tech stranded in the game.
Georgia (20-29) can claim the title of state’s best (although the Bulldogs were 0-2 against Mercer) for the second year in a row. Tech (24-22) came back from deficits of 3-0 and 7-4 to tie the game at 7 in the bottom of the eighth before falling.
Relief pitcher Tim Elliott (1-0) got the win for Georgia while Carpenter (0-1) took the loss.
“Disappointing loss, quite honestly,” Hall said. “I don’t think we played really well.”
Attendance was announced at 23,737, the largest in the annual game to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta since 2009 and the third largest in its 15-game history.