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DeLeo Homers Twice as Jackets Sweep RedHawks

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THE FLATS – After being held without a home run on Friday, Georgia Tech baseball mashed three on Sunday en route to doubling up Miami (Ohio) for the series sweep, 16-8, at Mac Nease Baseball Park at Russ Chandler Stadium.

Jake DeLeo led the way with two home runs and a double to drive in five runs for the Yellow Jackets (3-0), while John Giesler went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI. Angelo Dispigna finished with two hits, including a double, while Stephen Reid launched a solo home run of his own.

Also driving in runs on the day in a balanced attack was Nathan Smith (two), Nico Senese, Nicholas Romano and Jadyn Jackson.

RHP Jackson Finley (1-0) worked to a fine second start of his career, going five full innings in 64 pitches, surrendering just two hits and one run, walking none and striking out three.

LHP Josiah Siegel then came in to try to go the rest of the way. Through three innings, he had only given up two runs, but ran out of gas in the ninth after the Jackets had turned to the reserves. RHP Jackson Vaughan made his second appearances of the weekend to close out the game.

The RedHawks (0-3) were once again scrappy, scoring runs late, despite never climbing back within eight after the sixth. David Novak led the way with a 2-for-3 day and two RBI. LHP Connor Oliver (0-1) received the loss, allowing five runs on five hits in 3.0 innings pitched.

Georgia Tech heads out on the road for the midweek matchup, heading down to take on Georgia Southern on Tuesday, Feb. 21. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ESPN+.

Weekend Notes:

  • After setting the school record for triples in a single game on Friday (four), Georgia Tech then launched five home runs over the final two games;
  • John Giesler, in his first extended action as a starter, led the Jackets at the plate, hitting .556 with five hits, two doubles and a triple for five RBI. He slugged 1.000 with an .714 on-base percentage;
  • Jake DeLeo was also sensational, slashing .417/.500/1.250 for five hits, a double, three home runs for six RBI. He struck out just one on the weekend;
  • Also hitting above .300 was Stephen Reid (.417), Angelo Dispigna (.333) and Nicholas Romano (.300).

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Postgame Press Conference (Coach Hall, Jake DeLeo, Jackson Finley)

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