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Compton’s Triples Buoy Jackets to Opening Day Win

THE FLATS – Drew Compton smoked two triples and drove in four runs to power Georgia Tech baseball past Miami (Ohio), 15-12, on Friday night at Mac Nease Baseball Park.

The Yellow Jackets (1-0) jumped out to a 13-0 lead through two innings, thanks to steady eyes at the plate and true swings as Stephen Reid went 3-for-3 and Nicholas Romano went 2-for-4 with two RBI in addition to Compton.

Also getting hits on the day was Jack Rubenstein, who drove in two, John Giesler, Jake DeLeo and Kristian Campbell.

On the mound, RHP Dawson Brown started and struck out six over 2.2 innings, but five walks and two hit-by-pitches proved too much to overcome to go any further. RHP Luke Schmolke (1-0) then came in to get the win, pitching a hitless 1.1 innings.

 The game got interesting in the sixth and seventh as the RedHawks (0-1) wouldn’t go away quietly. They were led by Ryland Zaborowski, who finished with two hits and three RBI.

RHP Aeden Finateri then came in to settle the game, surrendering just one run on two hits in the next 2.1 innings. Sophomore RHP Terry Busse then came in to close, earning his first collegiate save after striking out the side in the ninth.

RHP Tyler Chadwick (0-1) received the loss after surrendering eight runs (two earned) in 0.2 innings.

Georgia Tech will look to take the opening series on Saturday, Feb. 18 when it continues against Miami (Ohio). First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra.

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Postgame Press Conference (Coach Hall, Drew Compton, Nicholas Romano)

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