DURHAM, N.C. – Bats that finally went cold and three errors doomed No. 7 Georgia Tech baseball as it snapped its five-game winning streak, falling 10-4 to Duke in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.
Already with the series in hand, the Yellow Jackets (35-14, 17-10 ACC) mustered just five hits, while the Blue Devils (29-21, 14-13) turned nine hits into 10 runs.
Offensively, Tech was led by designated hitter Michael Guldberg, who turned in two hits (one double), while scoring twice. Luke Waddell, Tristin English and Nick Wilhite all also chipped in one apiece on the day, with Wilhite homering for the second time in this season. Duke was led by one multi-hit performance as Michael Rothenberg went 3-for-4 with a double and home run for 3 RBI.
The Jackets used five pitchers overall on the day after freshman RHP Cort Roedig started his second-straight Sunday. Roedig allowed four runs on two hits in 3.2 innings, while striking out four, but was relieved from record as Tech tied it before he exited the game. Receiving the decision loss was freshman LHP Luke Bartnicki (1-1) who allowed four earned runs on five hits in 2.0 innings.
Duke needed just three arms total on the day with RHP Bryce Jarvis (4-0) receiving the win. He allowed four runs on five hits in 5.2 innings of work.
The Yellow Jackets return home for the final four games of the 2019 regular season, beginning with Mercer on Tuesday at Russ Chandler Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra.
- Georgia Tech is 8-2 in its last 10 games.
- Tech’s loss snapped a five-game winning streak.
- The Jackets’ five hits also snapped an impressive streak of five-straight games with 14 or more hits and seven-straight of double-digit hits.
- Nick Wilhite’s solo home run in the fourth inning was the second of the season and the second of his career.
- Throwing well in relief his return was senior RHP Keyton Gibson, who allowed just one hit in a brief 1.0 innings. Gibson and fellow senior RHP Jake Lee were the only Tech pitchers to have scoreless outings.
Head Coach Danny Hall Postgame Interview