Georgia Tech baseball continued their recent dominance over Georgia Southern on Tuesday, defeating the Eagles 7-1.
The Georgia Tech baseball team got back to a .500 record on Tuesday night when they defeated in-state rival Georgia Southern 7-1. The win is Georgia Tech’s eighth consecutive over the Eagles.
The Jackets left opening day weekend with a 1-2 record after falling to Bradley and UConn on Saturday and Sunday thanks to back-to-back poor pitching efforts from the Jackets. On Tuesday, Connor Thomas took the mound for the Jackets and was great in his seven innings of work.
Thomas pitched seven innings allowing just one run on four hits and a walk while striking out six Eagles in the process. Junior right hander Keyton Gibson relieved Thomas after the seventh and allowed just one hit over his two innings of work.
Yellow Jackets star catcher Joey Bart continues to live up to expectations as the top draft prospect mashed his third home run of the season on Tuesday. Despite going 1-for-5 on Tuesday, Bart is hitting .375 on the season with three home runs and five RBI.
Freshman third baseman Luke Waddell continues to impress early on as the Ohio native knocked in his third and fourth RBI of the season on Tuesday night. The freshman is hitting .333 through his first four career games.
Left fielder Chase Murray and shortstop Austin Wilhite combined to go 4-for-7 with three walks on Tuesday night as they helped ignite the Jackets offense. With their seven runs, the Jackets have scored seven runs in each of their last three games.
They’ll look to get over the .500 mark on Friday as they begin a nine-day, seven-game home stand with a three-game serious against the Darmouth Big Green. The series begins Friday at 4 p.m as probable starter Xzavion Curry (1-0, 3.60 ERA) takes the mound for the Jackets.