After a three-game series against the UIC Flames, the Georgia Tech baseball team stands at 8-3.
With their first series of the month of March, the Georgia Tech baseball team stands at 8-3 after winning two of three games against the UIC Flames this weekend.
Friday: 5-0 win vs UIC
On Friday, the Yellow Jackets sent Xzavion Curry to the mound for his third start of the season. For the third straight game, Curry was a shutdown pitcher. The sophomore pitched six shutout innings allowing just five hits and one walk while striking out eight. Andy Archer and Hugh Chapman both pitched three shutout innings in relief.
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Offensively, the Jackets were lead by head coach Danny Hall’s son, sophomore Carter Hall who went 1-for-4 at the plate with a homerun and three RBI. Chase Murray and Tristin English both contributed with an RBI each.
Saturday: 3-2 win vs UIC
On Saturday, freshman Brant Hurter got his second start of the season. The freshman southpaw allowed one run over four-innings while striking out five. Keyton Gibson got the win in relief, as he pitched two shutout innings before handing the ball over to Jared Datoc and Tristin English. English picked up his first save of his career in the process.
Offensively, the bats were quieter on Saturday were lead by two more RBI from Colin Hall while Kel Johnson provided the only other RBI on Saturday. The win would push the Jackets winning streak to seven straight games.
Sunday: 12-5 loss vs UIC
The Jackets seven-game winning streak would come to an end on Sunday as they dropped the series finale against UIC. Connor Thomas got the start but got yanked after three innings, allowing two runs over four hits and a walk. Jonathan Hughes came in for relief and allowed three runs in less than two innings of work, Hughes would pick up the loss. Four other relievers got into the game for the Jackets over the course of the game, allowing six more runs.
Offensively, Joey Bart picked up his fourth home run of the season and is now batting .326/.453/.628 on the season. Freshman outfielder and top recruit Baron Radcliffe went deep for the first time in his college career. Radcliffe is hitting .240/.296/.440 on the season.