Oct. 15, 2010
ATLANTA – Freshman pitcher Dusty Isaacs fanned seven batters, and the Georgia Tech Gold team exploded for 13 hits in a 7-3 victory over the White team Friday in the final game of the White and Gold World Series at Russ Chandler Stadium.
The Gold team, managed by assistant coach Bryan Prince, completed a four-game sweep over the White squad with the win.
Isaacs worked four shutout innings for the win Friday, surrendering just one hit to the White team. He had seven strikeouts, the second most by any pitcher in the series. Buck Farmer’s nine strikeouts for the White team on Tuesday led all hurlers.
Offensively, sophomore Sam Dove was 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI for the winning side. Teammate Daniel Palka also chipped in with three hits of his own, while Jacob Esch drove in four runs, two on a home run to left field off of White team starter Will West in the third inning.
The Gold team added three more an inning later, two coming off the bat of Dove, who laced a bases-loaded single down the right field line. Esch’s fielder’s choice RBI made it 6-0 just two batters later.
West picked up the loss after allowing six runs on nine hits through 4.0 innings. He had one strikeout.
An RBI double by Evan Martin, followed by a sharp groundout by Jeff Ussery brought in two runs for the White team in the sixth. The group added another run on a fielding error in the seventh, but Esch closed out the game by striking out Martin to end the series.
Palka led all hitters at the plate during the four-game series, batting 10-for-14 (.714) with four doubles, a home run and five RBI.