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Grissom, Jr. Pitches Jackets to Fifth-Straight Win

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PITTSBURGH – Sophomore RHP Marquis Grissom Jr. had a career night on the mound to spark Georgia Tech baseball to a 19-3 win over Pitt to take the series on Friday night at Cost Field.

The Yellow Jackets’ (32-21, 14-15 ACC) started held a no-hitter into the fifth inning before ultimately given up two runs on three just hits, but in a career-long 6.0 innings, Grissom (3-5) struck out a career-high 10.

His strong start sparked Tech’s offense to a blistering 23 hits on the night. Kevin Parada led the way with his 25th home run of the season and two other hits to drive in four total runs. Tres Gonzalez also had three hits for three RBI, while Andrew Jenkins (3-for-5) and Drew Compton (3-for-5, 1 HR, 2 RBI) also reached three hits.

Seven Jackets finished with multiple hits overall. Stephen Reid finished 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI, while Tim Borden II (2-for-4, 2 RBI) and Jack Rubenstein (2-for-2, 1 RBI) also reached the plateau.

Following up Grissom’s terrific day on the mound, LHP Josiah Siegel allowed just one solo home run against two hits and five strikeouts in 2.0 innings before LHP Cody Carwile closed the final inning with three strikeouts. Overall, Tech punched out 18 on the night.

The Panthers (27-25, 13-15 ACC) were led by Brock Franks, who went 2-for-3. Billy Corcoran received the loss (7-5), allowing eight runs on 10 hits in the opening 3.0 innings of the game.

Georgia Tech will look to finish the regular season strong in the series finale against Pitt on Saturday afternoon. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra and WREK 91.1 FM.

Postgame Notes:

  • With his home run, Kevin Parada has tied the Georgia Tech single-season home run record at 25. He’s currently tied with Anthony Maisano, who hit 25 in 1990.
  • In addition to a 2-for-4, two RBI night for Tim Borden II, he was also hit by a pitch on Friday for the 21st time this season, tying the Georgia Tech program. Borden is tied with Tristin English (2019) and Derek Dietrich (2010).
  • Georgia Tech now has 105 home runs as a team, its most since the school record of 122 in 2010. The Jackets have hit 13 home runs in the last four games.

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