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Jackets Jump Seminoles, Take Game 1, 7-3

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THE FLATS – With big bats and a strong performance on the mound, Georgia Tech baseball downed No. 13 Florida State, 7-3, on Friday night at Mac Nease Baseball Park at Russ Chandler Stadium.

The Yellow Jackets’ (20-11, 6-7 ACC) first three spots in the order combined for 10 hits, two doubles, two home runs and four RBI. Kevin Parada sparked the offense with two home runs for three RBI, while Andrew Jenkins improved his ACC-only average to .509 by hitting a career-high 5-for-5 with a double. Chandler Simpson finished 3-for-4 with an RBI double, while Tim Borden II had two hits and a double as well.

RHP Chance Huff (3-1) was sensational on the night, going six full innings and scattering just three hits for one unearned run, while punching out eight batters to just one walk. RHP Aeden Finateri then came in for two innings and allowed just two unearned runs after a dropped third strike before RHP Zach Maxwell earned his first save of the season, entering with bases loaded in no outs and striking out three straight and topping 101 MPH on the radar gun.

The 13th-ranked Seminoles (17-12, 6-7 ACC) were led by Tyler Martin, who finished 2-for-5. Starter LHP Parker Messick (4-2) got taken for six runs (his most allowed on the season – only 16 given on the season before Friday) on 10 hits in just 2.2 innings.

The Yellow Jackets continue the series against Florida State on Saturday, April 9. First pitch is scheduled for 4 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra and WREK 91.1 FM.

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