The Georgia Tech baseball team came into the weekend series with the No. 1 ranked Virginia Cavaliers only needing one more conference win to lock up a berth in the ACC Tournament.
Three days later, the Jackets still are lacking that needed win after being swept in three games by the Cavs.
On Friday, the Cavaliers rallied in the seventh inning to take Game 1 of the series, 4-3, despite some gutsy pitching from Josh Heddinger and Sam Clay.
Then on Saturday, Georgia Tech dropped another 4-3 decision, this time in extra innings. The Jackets held leads of 1-0 in the first, 2-1 in the eighth and 3-2 in the ninth, but the Cavs rallied in the 11th to take game number two.
Today it was just as close, as the Jackets fell 3-1 to the Cavaliers in another low-scoring affair.
It’s been Virginia’s pitching that has carried them through this season, and Georgia Tech’s bats that have done the job for the Jackets. This weekend, the better pitching won the battle.
The Yellow Jackets have completed their regular season ACC slate, and will need some help if they want to get into the ACC Tournament. There are four non-conference games remaining this season, starting with Tuesday’s annual Kauffman Tire Spring Classic for Kids at Turner Field, versus the rival Georgia Bulldogs.
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