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Jackets Outlasted by No. 2 Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Georgia Tech baseball plated three in the fourth to take a lead, but it wouldn’t be enough as it fell 9-3 to No. 2 Louisville on Sunday afternoon at Jim Patterson Stadium.

The Yellow Jackets (14-6, 3-3 ACC) were held to just seven hits overall in the back-and-fourth affair, while the second-ranked Cardinals (17-2, 2-1 ACC) finished with 13 hits. Louisville was also able to steal eight bases on the day to move runners into scoring position.

Tech used eight total arms on the day. In his first tough-luck start, RHP Jackson Finley (1-1) allowed five runs on eight hits with four strikeouts. LHP Josiah Siegel, RHP Demitri Diamant, RHP Ben King and RHP Logan Bogue then worked scoreless outings, while runs crossed against RHP Jackson Vaughan, LHP Dalton Smith and LHP Joseph Mannelly.

At the plate, Georgia Tech was led by Jake DeLeo, who went 3-for-5 on the day. Stephen Reid, Finley, Kristian Campbell and Nicholas Romano all recorded singles with Finley, Campbell and Jadyn Jackson driving in the runs.

Louisville was led by Logan Beard, who went 2-for-3 with three hits, while RHP Carson Liggett (4-0) got the win with just two earned runs in 6.0 innings of work.

Georgia Tech returns home from its four-consecutive road games against top-20 teams when it hosts Wofford on Tuesday, March 21. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra.

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