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Parada Hits Historic Homer in Series Sweep

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PITTSBURGH – Sophomore catcher Kevin Parada hit his 26th home run of the season to break Georgia Tech baseball’s single-season record and defeat Pitt 13-7 on Saturday afternoon at Cost Field for the series sweep.

The Yellow Jackets (33-21, 15-15 ACC) were once again red-hot as they won their sixth-straight victory. Andrew Jenkins went 3-for-6 with a double and homer for two RBI, while Tim Borden II went 2-for-5 with a home run and four RBI. Borden also drew his 22nd hit by pitch, setting the single-season record at Tech.

Colin Hall also joined the home run part with three RBI and two hits overall, while Chandler Simpson went 2-for-5 with a double.

The Panthers (27-26, 13-16 ACC) battled early, scoring five before RHP Dawson Brown (3-1) quieted the storm, allowing just two hits and one unearned run in two innings with two strikeouts for the win. LHP Sam Crawford then pitched a hitless 2.1 innings. RHP Zach Maxwell came in with runners threatening to slam the door with a four-out save – his fourth of the year.

Pitt was led by Tatem Levins, who went 2-foe-3 with three RBI. Logan Evans (4-7) received the loss, allowing seven runs (four earned) on seven hits in 5.0 innings.

Georgia Tech will now await seeding as it heads into the ACC Tournament in Charlotte, N.C. The tournament begins on May 24 at Truist Field.

Postgame Notes:

  • With his home run, Kevin Parada broke the Georgia Tech single-season home run record at 26. He passed Anthony Maisano, who hit 25 in 1990.
  • Tim Borden II’s hit by pitch was his 22nd of the season, breaking the Georgia Tech program. The record was previously held by Tristin English (2019) and Derek Dietrich (2010).
  • Georgia Tech now has 107 home runs as a team, its most since the school record of 122 in 2010. The Jackets have hit 15 home runs in the last five games.

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