ATLANTA (Feb. 21) – Freshman catcher Tyler Parker went 2-for-4 with his third home run of the season, while driving in five to lead No. 7 Georgia Tech past Oakland 22-3 on Monday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium.
Tech (6-1) struck early, posting five runs in the bottom of the first, three courtesy of a three-run double by sophomore second baseman Victor Menocal. Menocal finished with a career four RBI.
The Jackets scored six more times in the bottom of the second, opening up an 11-0 lead , capitalizing on four consecutive singles by Parker, Wes Rynders, Menocal and Jon Henry Kail.
All together, the Jackets exploded for sixteen runs over the first three innings as Tech opened up a 16-1 lead through three innings, providing plenty of run support for Tech starting pitcher Rhett Parrott (1-1).
Parrott picked up his first victory of the year by allowing just one run on one hit over five innings of work, while freshmen relievers Philip Perry and Ronnie Robinson each allowed an unearned run in their two inning stints to wrap up the game.
The Tech pitching staff yielded just two hits to the Golden Grizzlies (0-3) in the contest.
Georgia Tech will face Jacksonville State in a 4 p.m. contest at Russ Chandler Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.