CARROLLTON, Georgia – Blake Butcher hit three homeruns and broke a school record with 8 RBI to lead West Georgia Tech to a 15-10 victory at ABAC Tuesday afternoon to open a four-game series.
The sophomore third baseman from Watkinsville went 4-for-5 on the day and scored four runs for the Golden Knights.
Butcher’s three-consecutive homeruns is the first time a WGTC player has hit homers in three consecutive at-bats.
ABAC got a close to 12-10 going into the ninth, but WGTC scored three insurance runs in the ninth to close out the final margin at 15-10.
West Georgia Tech had 18 hits on the day in 44 at-bats. ABAC had 13 hits.
West Georgia Tech is now 7-26 overall on the year, 3-18 in conference play. ABAC dropped to 12-21, 9-12.
Friday’s first pitch is set for 6:05 p.m. Saturday’s twin bill will get underway at 1:05 p.m.