The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets finished their five-game road trip with an 1-4 record.
Georgia Tech baseball‘s five-game road trip did not go to plan to say the least. The Jacket started the road trip with an 8-3 record and return to Tech with a 9-7 record. Their lone win on the five-game road trip came in their first game of the trip against Georgia State, a 12-6 win. Since then, the Jackets have dropped four straight.
On Tuesday, the Jackets took on the Auburn Tigers who entered the game with a 15-1 record. After the game, it was easy to see why Auburn has been so tough to beat so far this season. The Tigers on Tuesday unloaded on the Jackets offensively, putting up 12 runs.
No matter who the Jackets threw out onto the mound, the Tigers found a way to put runs on the board. Hugh Chapman ended up taking the loss on Tuesday as he surrendered four runs in just an inning of work. Robert Winborne also surrendered four runs in 2.1 innings pitched.
That being said, the Jackets didn’t slouch themselves either offensively. The Jackets were able to put seven runs on the board thanks to seven hits and 10 walks, they also struck out 10 times.
Tristin English and Austin Wilhite knocked in four of the Jackets seven runs with two each. While they failed to drive in any runs, catcher Joey Bart and Kyle McCann had another strong day, going a combined 2-for-5 with four walks.
Going forward, the Jackets will look to get back in the win column as they start a three-game series against Virginia Tech. The three-game series will be the start of a five-game home stand that will end with the Jackets taking on Auburn and Mercer next Tuesday and Wednesday.
Last year, the Jackets won a three-game series against the Hokies taking two of three in Blacksburg which included splitting a double-header. The Jackets will take the diamond on Friday at 6 pm with Xzavion Curry being the probable starter.