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Jackets Comeback Bid Falls Short on Sunday

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THE FLATS – Facing a six-run deficit after two, Georgia Tech baseball’s offense put on a valiant effort, scoring 14 runs over the final six innings, but couldn’t catch up, falling 15-14 to Duke on Sunday afternoon at Mac Nease Baseball Park at Russ Chandler Stadium.

The Yellow Jackets (25-16, 10-11 ACC) caught fire with three home runs in the fourth (one apiece for Kevin Parada, Tres Gonzalez and Drew Compton). Compton would go on to hit another homer in the seventh, giving him four on the weekend, and Stephen Reid a two-run shot HR in the ninth. Parada would mash two more doubles and Gonzalez would drive in another run on a base hit, while Reid would finish with three hits and Jadyn Jackson would finish with two.

Tech used six pitchers on the day with starter RHP Marquis Grissom, Jr. (2-4) receiving the loss, allowing six runs on six hits in just 1.2 innings. LHP Camron Hill and LHP Sam Crawford steadied the game to help the comeback effort, allowing just one run on 3.1 combined innings late.

The Blue Devils (18-22, 8-13 ACC) were led by RJ Schreck, who went 3-for-4 with five RBI. RHP Cooper Stinson (3-1) received the win on a predetermined start, surrendering three runs on four hits in 3.2 innings with LHP Luke Fox getting the save.

Georgia Tech remains home when it hosts Troy on Tuesday, April 26. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. and will be broadcast nationally on ACC Network Extra and WREK 91.1 FM.

Postgame Notes:

  • Kevin Parada’s third-inning home run brought back in a tie to lead the nation with 19 on the year. He’s tied for 14th in program history (Jeff Fistasio – 1986).

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