The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets were happy to get back to Atlanta this past week, after they were shutout by Mercer and Pittsburgh. In the four games, the Jackets were outscored by the Bears and Panthers, 17-6.
Tech opened up the mid-week game against the Georgia State Panthers with something to prove. The Jackets came out in the first inning and put up a five spot, with the help of A.J. Murray, who hit a grand slam. Tech ran five pitchers to the mound, which gave Ben Parr his second win of the season.
“Coming off the weekend, I talked to our team about getting a quick start against these guys,” said head coach Danny Hall. “I thought we had some good at bats early, and A.J. put a great swing on one for the grand slam that gave us a cushion.”
The Yellow Jackets at 16-13 overall after the win, now had their sites on an ACC foe in the Duke Blue Devils.
Friday night the Jackets looked like they were going to travel back down the losing road again when they gave Duke a four run advantage in the third. The Jackets were able to battle back and score the next seven runs and came out on top of the Blue Devils, 7-4.
On Saturday, Tech kept the pressure on Duke and went into the bottom of the ninth with a 5-0 lead and finished the game with a 5-1 win. Pitchers Devin Staton and Dusty Isaccs combined, gave up seven hits and one run over nine innings.
Tech was licking their chops heading into the final game with Duke. The Jackets were able to complete the sweep of the Blue Devils with a 1-0 win.
Next up for Tech is FSU, this will be a big test for this young Georgia Tech baseball team. This weekend series will help show this team how good they really are.
The weekend series kicks off at Russ Chandler stadium on 04/11/14 at 7:30 pm.
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