Smith, Kilcrease lead Alabama past Georgia Tech

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ATLANTA (AP) - Jake Smith drove in four runs, reliever Nathan
Kilcrease held Georgia Tech scoreless over the final five innings
and Alabama beat the Yellow Jackets 10-8 to win the Atlanta
Regional title on Monday night.

The Crimson Tide (41-23) won three games in two days and advance
to an NCAA super regional for the first time since 2006. Alabama
won for the 12th time in 14 games, totaling 18 runs in the last two
games to eliminate Georgia Tech (47-15).

With the score tied 8-all in the sixth, Georgia Tech's Patrick
Long issued three straight walks, the last of which came against
Smith and put Alabama up a run. Jon Kelton followed with a
fielder's choice RBI.

The Yellow Jackets tied the score at 8-8 against Kilcrease (8-2)
in the fourth on RBI singles by Cole Leonida and Thomas Nichols.

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