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Georgia Tech Blanks No. 13 FSU for Series Win

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THE FLATS – RHP Marquis Grissom, Jr. sparked the team in a must-win rubber game as Georgia Tech baseball defeated No. 13 Florida State 10-0 for the series on Sunday afternoon at Mac Nease Baseball Park at Russ Chandler Stadium.

The Yellow Jackets (21-12, 7-8 ACC) got a career-start from Grissom, Jr. (2-3), as he scattered just five hits over a career-long 5.2 innings pitched to hold the 13th-ranked Seminoles (18-13, 7-8 ACC) to without a run.

The bullpen then took their lead from the sophomore as LHP Joseph Mannelly, RHP John Medich, RHP Zach Maxwell and RHP Cole McNamee combined for the shutout the rest of the way, giving up only two more hits on the day.

At the plate, Georgia Tech was once again unrelenting. The team overall only hit .273 on the day, but hit a gaudy .417 with two outs and .300 with runners in scoring position. In fact, nine of the 10 runs scored on the day came with two outs already recorded.

Kevin Parada and Jadyn Jackson led the day with multi-hit performances, getting two hits apiece as Parada also drove in two runs. The big backbreaking hit came in the form of a bases-clearing three-RBI double from Drew Compton in the third inning to push Tech up 4-0. Tres Gonzalez then cemented the win for Tech by doing the very same in the eighth inning for three RBI. Tim Borden II also drove in two runs on the day.

Florida State was led by Brett Roberts, who finished 3-for-5 with two doubles. LHP Ross Dunn (1-3) received the loss, surrendering four runs on three hits in just 3.0 innings pitched.

The Yellow Jackets look to continue their fine play as they conclude their five-game homestand with an in-state matchup against Georgia State on Tuesday, April 12. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra and WREK 91.1 FM.

Postgame Notes:

  • For the series, Georgia Tech hit .327 overall with 23 runs, 34 hits and 12 extra-base hits on the weekend against one of the top pitching staffs in the ACC;
  • On the flipside, Georgia Tech’s pitching recorded a 2.33 team ERA, striking out 34 hitters over the three games;
  • Jadyn Jackson led the camp in just two games, hitting .625, while Andrew Jenkins (.583), Kevin Parada (.500), and Chandler Simpson (.500) were all red-hot as well against FSU;
  • Kevin Parada on the four-game week was outstanding at the plate, hitting .500 for nine hits, a double, a triple and four home runs, driving in 10 runs overall. He slugged 1.333 and recorded a .474 on-base percentage as he struck out just twice in 18 at-bats;
  • Over the four-game stretch for the pitchers, the staff held a team ERA of 2.75 overall, striking out 42 overall in 36 innings.


Postgame Press Conference (Coach Hall, Jadyn Jackson, Marquis Grissom, Jr.)

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