ATLANTA (Mar. 28) – Sophomore third baseman Mark Teixeira went 3-for-4 with a home run and drove in a pair on Tuesday night, as Georgia Tech defeated Charleston Southern, 6-3, at Russ Chandler Stadium.
The Jackets (19-8) got ahead early, as Tech scored three times in the bottom of the first, with runs scoring on an RBI single by Teixeira, an RBI double by Derik Goffena and a sacrifice fly by Jason Basil.
CSU (14-18-1) closed to within 3-2 in the third, as the Buccaneers used an RBI double by Adrian Vanderburg and RBI single by Ted Malikowski to get within a run.
Tech plated single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to increase its lead to 6-2, with the last of the three runs coming via Teixeira’s solo home run, his eighth of the season.
The Buccaneers scored an unearned run in the eighth, to climb within 6-3, before the Tech bullpen closed out the victory.
Sophomore Steve Kelly (3-1) got the win on the mound for Tech. Kelly allowed just two runs, one earned, and six hits over six innings. Andy Mitchell picked up his second save of the season, after pitching a scoreless ninth.
Matt Coenen (3-2) took the loss for Charleston Southern, having allowed five runs and ten hits in his 5-1/3 innings pitched.
The two teams will wrap up their two-game series on Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. at Russ Chandler Stadium.