The Georgia Tech baseball team put up double-digit runs for the for the fourth time in six games and beat the Youngstown State Penguins 14-6.
Another day, another win for the Georgia Tech baseball team as the Yellow Jackets approved to 6-0 on the season. On Saturday afternoon, the Yellow Jackets bats came to life again, putting up double-digit runs for the fourth time this season.
Seven different Yellow Jackets collected two or more hits on Saturday, including sophomore Joey Bart who went three-for-four for the second consecutive game. Bart, the Yellow Jackets starting catcher has started the season on fire, hitting 11-for-26 with two home runs and six RBI.
Starting pitcher Jonathan Hughes pitched three strong innings for the Yellow Jackets on Saturday, allowing one earned run and just two hits. Junior Jay Daytoc would pitch a scoreless fourth inning and also pick up the win on Saturday.
Much like Friday afternoon, the Yellow Jackets used a big first inning to jump out on the Penguins. Kel Johnson, who went hitless on Friday got the party started on Saturday, singling to left field scoring Trevor Carport. That would be just the first of five first run innings for the Jackets, Colton Murray, Ryan Peurifoy, and Keenan Innis would all contribute in the first as well.
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Youngstown State would get a run back in the third inning by a RBI double from Penguins first baseman Andrew Kendricks. The Yellow Jackets would get the run back in the fourth inning as Wade Bailey scored on a Youngstown State wild pitch.
In the fifth inning, the Yellow Jackets put up a three spot including another RBI single from Kel Johnson, his 13th RBI of the season.
In the top of the sixth, Youngstown State looked to stage a late game rally and put up five runs. Freshman Jay Shadday who pitched a scoreless fifth inning, was a victim of a fielding error to start the inning before giving up four hits and a home run. Only one of the five runs, however, was an earned run for Shadday.
Following Youngstown State narrowing the Georgia Tech lead to 9-6, the Yellow Jackets would respond right back with four runs of their own. Two of those four runs came on the Jackets lone home run in the game, a two-run shot from freshman Kyle McCann, his second straight game with a home run.
Sophomore Micah Carpenter and freshman Andy Archer pitched three scoreless innings to shutout the game for the Yellow Jackets.
The two teams will finish up the three-game weekend series on Sunday afternoon at 1 pm. Sophomore right-hander Keyton Gibson is the probable starter for the Yellow Jackets for the final game.