The 23rd ranked Georgia Tech baseball team dropped its’ ACC opener on Friday against Miami 10-8. It drops the Yellow Jackets record to 9-3 on the season.
For the first time in his short career, Georgia Tech starting pitcher Xavion Curry struggled giving up five earned runs (eight total) over four innings of work. The true freshman ace for the Yellow Jackets also picked up his first loss of the season, moving his record to 3-1 on the season.
Outfielder James Davison started the Hurricanes off with a leadoff triple in the first inning on Friday, and the Hurricanes wouldn’t look back from there. Miami would put up a two spot in each of the first three innings on Friday.
Curry struggled with his command on Friday night for Georgia Tech, throwing just 52 strikes over his 89 pitches. While only walking two, Curry fell behind in counts often allowing Miami to see better pitches. The Hurricanes also received benefit of two Georgia Tech errors on Friday as only seven of ten runs were earned.
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Junior Jared Datoc would come in for relief of Curry in the fifth inning and pitched his way through two shutout innings, allowing just one hit while striking out two. Sophomore Micah Carpenter relieved Datoc in the seventh, pitching two innings allowing two earned runs.
Offensively for Georgia Tech, it was just another night. The Jackets collected a total of 12 hits to score their eight runs. The lone home run of the game for either team came off the bat off Georgia Tech catcher Joey Bart. The home run was Bart’s eighth of the season which ties him with Virginia Tech’s Sam Fragale for the most in the nation.
Bart’s home run was one of two hits for the sophomore catcher in his four at-bats. Bart also collected three RBI, moving his season total up to 22.
Redshirt senior Coleman Poje also had a fantastic day for Georgia collecting three hits over four at-bats, while knocking in two.
Georgia Tech and Miami will take the field once again on Saturday at 7:00 pm. Georgia Tech right hander Jonathan Hughes will be on the mound while left hander Jeb Bargfeldt will be Miami’s starter on Saturday night.