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Georgia Tech Baseball: Jackets working towards ACC tourney

With the ACC Baseball Tournament just around the corner, the Georgia Tech baseball team is looking to finish the season off with everyone getting hot at the same time.

After losing the series to Maryland, the Jackets were looking to even the series with the Mercer Bears, but the game in Macon was cancelled due to rain and played at Russ chandler Stadium the following day.

Tech was able to get the game into extra innings, but weren’t able to push across any runs in extra innings and lost to the Bears 4-3. After that tough loss to an in-state rival, the Yellow Jackets needed to prepare themselves for a tough N.C. State squad.

During the first game, both offenses were shut down by the starters — Tech’s Josh Heddinger and NC State’s Carlos Rodon — as both pitchers were on their game. Rodon pitched a complete game giving up six hits and one run, while Heddinger also pitched a gem of a game, only giving up two hits over 7 1/3 innings. Reliever Sam Clay came in and pitched 1.2 innings and only allowed one hit, while the Jackets went on to win the game 1-0.

On Saturday, both teams were able to get runners on base, but found it hard to score any runs. The Wolfpack were able to score a run in the seventh inning and beat the Jackets 1-0. Sunday’s game wasn’t any fun if you were a Tech fan, the Wolfpack was able to score seven runs in two innings and left Russ Chandler with a 7-1 win.

The Yellow Jackets will host Virginia Tech at Russ Chandler Stadium. First pitch is set for  7pm ET at Russ Chandler Stadium.

Despite the Jackets dropping three out of four games last week, freshman shortstop Connor Justus was named to the initial watch list for the Brooks Wallace Award. This award is presented annually to the best shortstop in college baseball.

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