The Georgia Tech baseball team dropped the first game of their final road series of the season on Friday night.
A three-run seventh inning wasn’t enough for the Yellow Jackets to overcome the Duke Blue Devils on Friday night. The Blue Devils who went scoreless for the first half of the game scored all seven of their runs in the final four innings.
Xzavion Curry pitched 5.2 innings allowing four runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out six. For Curry, the first four innings were rather quiet, just surrendering one run. In the fifth inning, Curry began to get overwhelmed allowing two runs on three hits. The true freshman would allow another run in the sixth inning before being lifted for Jared Datoc.
Datoc who has been solid or the Jackets all season had a tough inning and a third on Friday night. In his short time on the mound, Datoc allowed two runs on two hits and a walk. Sophomore Micah Carpenter pitched one inning allowing one run on one walk, one hit-by-pitch, and one hit.
At the plate, Trevor Craport was the star as he went a team-high 3-for-5. With that being said, sophomore Brandt Stallings brought in two of the Jackets four runs on one swing of the bat with his fourth home run of the season. Center fielder Ryan Peurifoy and first baseman Kel Johnson knocked in the other two runs respectively.
For the Yellow Jackets, Friday’s loss means they have now dropped two consecutive games as they fell to Georgia on Tuesday evening. The loss drops the Yellow Jackets conference record to 9-15 and 24-22. If the Yellow Jackets want to remain in contention for the ACC tournament, a series win against Duke is a must over the course of the next two days.