THE FLATS – Redshirt junior Tristin English blasted two home runs on Friday night, but it wouldn’t be enough as Georgia Tech baseball fell 9-6 to Notre Dame at Russ Chandler Stadium.
The Yellow Jackets (17-9, 5-5 ACC) allowed three runs in the first inning and five runs over the fifth and sixth innings to stretch the Fighting Irish’s (11-12, 6-4 ACC) lead, despite consistently fighting back. Tech even took a lead in the bottom of the third on a Colin Hall RBI single, but would lose it for good in the fifth.
Defensively, Tech starter Xzavion Curry wasn’t his usual self, allowing four runs in four innings, while Notre Dame’s Tommy Sheehan (4-2) allowed five earned runs on nine hits in five innings to get the win. Receiving the tough-luck loss for Georgia Tech was Jake Lee (0-1) as three runs scored during his appearance.
Offensively, the Jackets fell just one hit shy of their 16th double-digit output. English led with a double and two homers for three RBI, while Hall and Michael Guldberg finished 2-for-4. The Fighting Irish had three multi-hit players with Carter Putz (3-for-4, HR, 3 RBI) and Niko Kavadas (3-for-5, two 2B, 3 RBI).
The Yellow Jackets will try to even the series when it takes on Notre Dame on Saturday, March 30 on Russ Chandler Stadium. First pitch is set for 4 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra.
- Georgia Tech is now 6-2 in its last eight games.
- The Jackets used six pitchers out of the bullpen with Keyton Gibson and Jonathan Hughes working a combined 2.0 shutout innings with four strikeouts. Micah Carpenter and Jake Brace also combined also tossed 2.0 scoreless innings.
- Notre Dame got nine RBI from its 3-4-5 hitters in the lineup.
Head Coach Danny Hall Postgame Interview