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Jackets Pour 23 Runs on Long Island for Win

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THE FLATSRedshirt sophomore Jackson Finley tied the school record when he mashed three home runs – as part of six team home runs – to jolt No. 16 Georgia Tech past Long Island, 23-11, on Tuesday night at Mac Nease Baseball Park at Russ Chandler Stadium.

The Yellow Jackets (8-0) staffed the day on the mound and fell behind 0-4 early, but rallied with a gaudy 12 runs in the bottom of the first inning thanks to long balls from Angelo Dispigna, Jack Rubenstein and Finley, who hit two in the first inning. From there the Jackets continued to mash, recording 17 hits on the night, and getting another home run from Finley and a home run from Stephen Reid.

In a week that holds five games in six days for Tech, the Jackets only needed four arms to get through the game. RHP Jackson Vaughan (1-0) got his first decision in the White and Gold, throwing a perfect 3.0 innings with no hits or walks and punched out four.

The Sharks (0-7) were led by Carlton Harper, who went 3-for-4, while RHP Tatsuya Uemoto (0-1) received the loss, allowing eight runs on six hits in 0.2 innings of work.

Georgia Tech is back at it on Wednesday, Feb. 28 when they host in-state Kennesaw State. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra.

Postgame Notes:

  • Jackson Finley homered three times, tying the school record and becoming the 13th Yellow Jacket to achieve the feat and the first since Kyle McCann against Dartmouth on Feb. 24, 2018;
  • Georgia Tech’s 12 runs scored in the first inning is tied for the most runs in program history in the first inning of a game (vs. Virginia Tech, May 14, 2005); and is the fourth-most runs scored in any inning in school history (last vs. USC Upstate (8th inning, April 5, 2022).
  • Angelo Dispigna has now hit a home run in four-straight games.
  • Georgia Tech’s 8-0 start is its best since 2016 (12-0).

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Postgame Press Conference (Coach Hall)

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