For a team that has done quite the amount of damage with the long ball this season, the Georgia Tech baseball was on the wrong end of them on Sunday.
An eight-run inning by Youngstown State on Sunday, ultimately doomed Georgia Tech on Sunday in their 12-3 loss. Winners of their first six games of the season, the Yellow Jackets found themselves victims of three home runs on Sunday.
It was a rough start for Keyton Gibson, who lasted just an inning and a third against the Penguins. After an easy first inning, retiring the side in order, Gibson got himself into trouble in the second inning. Four of the first five hitters of the second inning reached base, with three of them coming by a pair of walks and a hit by pitch.
After allowing an earned run on a hit by pitch as well as a walk, Youngstown State junior outfielder Anthony Rohan stepped up to the plate. Rohan saw just two pitches in the at-bat before turning on a pitch and hitting a grand slam. The grand slam would give the Penguins a 6-0 lead, more runs than they would ever need.
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Following the grand slam, Gibson would allow two more hits, one of them being a two-run home run by Penguins cleanup hitter Andrew Kendrick. Following the two-run home run by Kendrick, Gibson was taking out of the game. His final line was 1.2 IP, 5 H, 8 ER, 2 BB, 2 K, and 1 HBP.
Sophomore Robert Wilborne would come in for relief of Gibson and pitch three and one-third innings. Like Gibson, Wilborne fell victim of the long ball, giving up a two-run shot in the fifth inning.
Sophomore Brandt Stallings contributed the only firework of the game for the Yellow Jackets. In the bottom of the second, Stallings provided solo home run.
One of the lone bright side of the game for Georgia Tech came in the form of their bullpen down the stretch. The trio of Burton Dulaney, Bailey Combs, and Zac Ryan pitched three and two-thirds of shutout ball down the stretch.
The Yellow Jackets will return to the diamond on Tuesday as Georgia State comes to town. The Jackets will have a busy week of five home games next week. Kennesaw State comes to town on Wednesday before Belmont comes to Atlanta for a weekend series.