Campbell defeats Georgia Tech to open Knoxville Regional

Campbell notched a victory Friday in game No. 1 of the NCAA Tournament’s Knoxville Regional.

The Camels, a No. 3 seed in the region, defeated second-seeded Georgia Tech, 15-8, at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

Campbell (41-17) scored five runs in the second inning against the Yellow Jackets (34-23).

The Camels had three home runs in the contest and six doubles against Georgia Tech.

Jarrod Belbin, Logan Jordan and Ty Babin all hit home runs against Georgia Tech, which never led in the contest.

Connor Denning was 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs and two RBIs.

Babin, the Camels’ catcher went 2-for-5 with five RBIs.

Campbell’s Thomas Harrington (12-2) pitched seven innings. He allowed five runs, nine hits and two walks. He struck out two.

Tim Borden II went went 3-for-4 with a home run, two doubles, four RBIs and three runs for Georgia Tech.