THE FLATS – A two-run home run in the sixth doomed Georgia Tech baseball as it dropped the series-opening game to Virginia Tech 3-2 on Thursday night at English Field.
The Yellow Jackets (25-13, 11-8 ACC) were held to just five hits overall on the night while the Hokies (22-16, 7-12 ACC) were combined for nine.
Michael Guldberg led the way for Georgia Tech at the plate, finishing with two hits, while Luke Waddell and Austin Wilhite produced the runs with an RBI apiece. VT had two multi-hit performances, but it would be Carson Taylor and Tanner Thomas’ home runs that would be the difference.
The Jackets used just two pitchers on the night as Xzavion Curry (4-2) received just his second decision loss, allowing three runs on seven hits over 6.0 innings. Luke Bartnicki then provided 2.0 fine innings of relief, allowing just two hits overall. Jaison Heard (2-0) received the win for VT and Jack Dellinger the save.
Georgia Tech will look to even the series on Friday, April 19 when it plays Virginia Tech at 6 p.m.
- Georgia Tech fell to 7-4 in one-run ballgames and the first one-run loss since March 24.
- Georgia Tech was walked seven times on the night. Its good eyes have led to seven or more walks in each of the last three games.
- After an 18-game absence due to injury, Chase Murray made his return to the batting order by pinch hitting late in the game.
Head Coach Danny Hall Postgame Interview