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Eight-Run Sixth Proves Too Much vs. Pitt

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Georgia Tech baseball was unable to defeat Pitt for the fourth-straight time this season, falling 12-6 on Tuesday afternoon at Truist Field in the opening game of the ACC Tournament.

The Yellow Jackets (33-22) held a 6-2 advantage through five inning thanks to RBI hits from Andrew Jenkins and Tres Gonzalez and a home run from Tim Borden II.

The sixth inning then got away from them, as the Panthers (28-26) were then able to hit two home runs and score eight runs to take the lead, which they would hold the final three innings.

Tech was led by four multi-hit performances. Chandler Simpson and Colin Hall joined Jenkins and Borden with multiple hits, while Gonzalez and Borden drove in two runs apiece.

On the mound, the Jackets used five pitchers overall with LHP Sam Crawford (0-1) receiving the loss, allowing four runs (three earned) on three hits in relief. RHP Dawson Brown and LHP Camron Hill turned in a combined 2.1 scoreless frames out of the bullpen.

Pitt was led by Ron Washington, Jr., who went 2-for-5 with four RBI. RHP Matt Gilbertson (9-3) received the win, allowing six runs (four earned) on nine hits in five innings. Jonathan Bautista got the save.

Georgia Tech will next play against Louisville on Thursday, May 26 in the second game of pool play. First pitch is scheduled for 11 a.m. and will be broadcast live on the ACC’s Regional Sports Network and WREK 91.1 FM.

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