Open mobile menu

Comeback Bid Falls Short at Duke

Box Score (.pdf)

DURHAM, N.C. – Despite three runs in the seventh to pull within two and bases loaded in the eighth, No. 10 Georgia Tech baseball couldn’t complete the sweep, falling 9-7 on Sunday afternoon to Duke at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

The Yellow Jackets’ (13-7, 10-5 ACC) got four multi-hit days, led by Justyn-Henry Malloy (homer) and Tres Gonzalez, who both finished with three hits. Kevin Parada and Austin Wilhite also turned in two hit days. Luke Waddell also recorded a sac fly RBI.

On the mound, starter LHP Sam Crawford (2-2) received the loss, surrendering five runs on five hits in 2.2 innings. Tech then used six pitchers in relief, with LHP Luke Bartnicki (3.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 K), LHP Dalton Smith (0.1 IP, 0 H, 1 BB) and RHP Zach Maxwell (0.2 IP, 0 H, 1 K) leading the effort.

For the Blue Devils (10-10, 5-7 ACC) offensively, Matt Rothenberg led the way with two doubles and a home run. RHP Marcus Johnson gets the win with 3.1 innings in relief allowing three runs (one earned).

After two-straight weekends on the road, Georgia Tech returns home to take on Virginia at Mac Nease Baseball Park on April 1-3. First pitches are scheduled for 7, 6 and 1 p.m., respectively, and will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra and WREK 91.1 FM.

Postgame Notes:

  • Georgia Tech moved to 10-1 when out-hitting opponents;
  • Georgia Tech has run 14 of their last 15 ACC series, dating back to 2019;
  • Georgia Tech moved to 7-2 on the road.
  • Austin Wilhite became the first Yellow Jacket since Wade Bailey (2018) to start 200 career games at Georgia Tech.

Multimedia:

Around Social Media

Alexander-Tharpe Fund

The Alexander-Tharpe Fund is the fundraising arm of Georgia Tech athletics, providing scholarship, operations and facilities support for Georgia Tech’s 400-plus student-athletes. Be a part of developing Georgia Tech’s Everyday Champions and helping the Yellow Jackets compete for championships at the highest levels of college athletics by supporting the A-T Fund’s Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund, which directly provides scholarships for Georgia Tech student-athletes, and the Support The Swarm Fund, created to give fans an opportunity to help Georgia Tech athletics maintain its recent momentum through the financial challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic! To learn more about supporting the Yellow Jackets, visit atfund.org.

For the latest information on the Georgia Tech baseball team, follow us on Twitter (@GTBaseball), Facebook, Instagram (@gt_baseball) or visit us at www.ramblinwreck.com.

RELATED HEADLINES

April 9, 2021 Notre Dame Edges Jackets in Game 1

Three-hit days from Waddell, Parada not enough in 10-9 loss

Notre Dame Edges Jackets in Game 1
April 8, 2021 Jackets Travel to Notre Dame for Top-15 Battle

Georgia Tech takes on Fighting Irish this weekend - both ranked as high as 12th nationally

Jackets Travel to Notre Dame for Top-15 Battle
Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets