Georgia Tech Blows 7-Run Lead, Falls to uga 14-13 in 11 Innings

Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics

Last night, Georgia Tech took on their hated rivals from Athens in the season series finale at Russ Chandler Stadium. It served as the rubber match, with Tech having won in Athens and uga having won at Turner Field. If you didn't have a chance to watch, the game was wild to say the least, and involved a lot of emotional turmoil for fans of both teams. Thus, I felt that the best way to write a postgame report would be through communicating my thoughts at different points in the game. Please join me in reliving the emotions of last night.

Third Inning: Tech leads 7-0, uga is without a baserunner

"Yes. I like this. I like where this is going. Maybe we can do that 25-6 game again."

Top of the Fifth Inning, Two Outs: Tech leads 7-0, uga has a man on second

"Nice, lazy fly ball -- 5 innings of shutout ball! Wait, AJ can't find it, someone help...crap. One run, ah well."

Top of the Fifth Inning, Two Outs: Tech leads 7-1, uga has runners on first and second

"Alright Heddinger, let's have a ground ball and get the bats back to work. Oh God...he hit that one hard. Yup, it's gone. So much for that. At least it's a save situation now though."

Top of the Sixth Inning: Tech leads 8-4

"Nice, added another to the lead. Alright, new inning. Let's get one more inning from Heddy and go to the bullpen."

Top of the Sixth Inning, One Out: Tech leads 8-6

"We shouldn't have tried to get one more inning from Heddy. Whatever, it happens. Here comes Cruz, he can help to stop the bleeding here."

Middle of the Sixth Inning: Tech leads 8-7

"Our 7-run lead is basically gone. Good Lord. We haven't hit the ball much for a couple of innings either. Time to roll boys."

Middle of the Seventh Inning: Game tied 8-8

"Kill me. I can't believe I'm watching this. Actually, you know, on the other hand, I kinda can. I hate georgia fans so much. Just SIT DOWN AND SHUT UP."

Middle of the Eighth Inning: georgia leads 13-8

"5 runs, really? And they scored 3 off of Zane? They've scored 13 runs in the time that we've scored one...It's going to be an early morning tomorrow, it's probably time to go. I'll leave at the end of the eighth if we don't look like we're going to make it interesting. Ugh, YOU ARE A GROWN MAN, STOP BARKING LIKE A DOG."

Bottom of the Eighth Inning, Two Outs: georgia leads 13-8

"I wonder what the most strategic route out of the stadium is if I want to avoid the obnoxious people in red?"

Bottom of the Eighth Inning, Two Outs: georgia leads 13-9, bases loaded

"AJ Murray just reached on a strikeout & passed ball. As if this game couldn't get any weirder..."

Bottom of the Eighth Inning, Two Outs: georgia leads 13-10, bases loaded

"Wow, we just walked in a run, and now have squeaked across two runs...not bad!"

Bottom of the Eighth Inning, Two Outs: georgia leads 13-10, bases loaded, Thomas Smith's lazy fly to center is in the air

"Well, so much for that. It's been real, guys."

Bottom of the Eighth Inning, Two Outs: georgia leads 13-13, runner on second, Thomas Smith's lazy fly to center just dropped in for a hit after the uga Center Fielder drops the ball

"WOAH!!!! WHAT ON EARTH IS GOING ON??? HAHAHA, SUCK IT GEORGIA!!!"

End of the Ninth Inning: Game tied 13-13

"You know, for a game where we blew a 7-run lead and then were down by 5 with 6 outs left, I'm OK with going to extras. Free baseball!"

End of the Tenth Inning: Game tied 13-13

"It's like, 11:45. I'm leaving, I have a 45 minute drive ahead of me."

Top of the Eleventh Inning, One Out: Game tied 13-13, georgia has runners at second and third

"I keep trying so hard to leave, and yet I can't let myself. Come on, Palka. Work yourself out of this one."

Top of the Eleventh Inning, Two Outs: georgia leads 14-13, runner on third

"Dadgummit. Now I'm really leaving."

That was all she wrote, Tech fans. The bottom of the eleventh saw Kyle Wren make it to third off of a ground-rule double and a stolen base, but Brandon Thomas and Daniel Palka struck out to give georgia the victory. It was a hard-fought battle by our Jackets, showing youth and resilience all in one game, and unfortunately it wasn't our guys' night.

Were you at the game last night? Were you watching online? Wish you had? What are your reaction to our 14-13 loss in 11 innings?

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