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Georgia Tech walks off West Virginia in the 11th inning

ATLANTA — After West Virginia’s late surge forced extra innings, Nick Wilhite’s walkoff single in the 11th won it for Georgia Tech, 5-4, on Saturday night.

The Mountaineers dropped two of three games on opening weekend, but rallied to make things interesting. They dug out of a 4-0 hole by scoring three times in the seventh. Tyler Doanes’ RBI double followed a Georgia Tech throwing error that allowed two runs.

Marques Inman’s solo homer in the eighth tied it.

Beau Lowery (0-1) got the first out in the 11th before the Yellow Jackets strung together two hits and an intentional walk to load the bases. Wilhit’s single off a
2-2 pitch won it.

WVU starter Kade Strowd gave up three runs in 4 1/3 innings but closer Sam Kessler pitched three scoreless as the game stretched late.

WVU 8, Georgia State 2
Held without a hit until the sixth inning, West Virginia broke through for four runs and went on to beat Georgia State in Saturday’s early action.

Freshman shortstop Tevin Tucker’s two-run single was the big blow and Brandon White added an RBI double in the sixth, which included a run-scoring wild pitch.

The Mountaineers scored twice in the first inning thanks to three walks, a hit batter and Tristen Hudson’s sac-fly.

Jackson Wolf (1-0) scattered four hits over five innings and allowed one run. The sophomore left-hander had four strikeouts and two walks. Freshman Ryan Bergert followed with three perfect innings.

Darius Hill had two of the Mountaineers’ seven hits.

Paul McIntosh drew a bases-loaded walk and had an RBI groundout for West Virginia and Ivan Gonzalez added a sac-fly.

Georgia State (0-2) finished 1-of-11 with runners in scoring position.