The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets won their first ACC series of 2018 with a 10-6 win over the Virginia Tech Hokies.
Behind Tristin English‘s first start of the 2018 season, the Georgia Tech baseball team won their first ACC series of the 2018 season on Sunday afternoon.
The Jackets were able to get three strong innings out of English, who allowed just one run on three hits and a walk. Once English departed from the dame, he moved to DH as he went 2-for-5 at the plate with two RBI.
Andy Archer came in for relief initially for English and pitched two shutout innings. Jonathan Hughes and Robert Winborne both allowed two earned runs each on Sunday while Jared Datoc was the last pitcher for the Jackets and picked up the save.
The Jackets didn’t get wait to get runs on the board Sunday, putting up all 10 of their runs in the firs four innings of the game. The middle of the Jackets order was deadly Sunday, as their two through five hitters accounted for nine runs and eight RBI.
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The duo Joey Bart and Kyle McCann was extraordinary once again as both hit two-run home runs in the second inning. It was their eighth and sixth home run respectively on the season, as they have now accounted for 14 home runs and 30 RBI on the season.
The win for the Yellow Jackets was their 11th of the season bringing their record to 11-8 overall and 2-4 in ACC play. They now sit sixth in the ACC Coastal with only the Pittsburgh Panthers at 1-5 sitting behind them.
The Jackets will now set their sights on the Auburn Tigers who will enter Tuesday’s match up with a 19-2 record dropping games to Northeastern and Texas A&M. The Jackets took on the Tigers last Tuesday but fell 12-7.
The best news for the Yellow Jackets from Sunday is that Tristin English was strong in his first career start. English has now pitched 10 innings this season and has a 3.60 ERA allowing four earned runs while striking out eight.
The Jackets bats were once again out in force on Sunday, their fourth straight game with seven or more runs and scored a total of 34 runs in their three-game series against Virginia Tech. The Jackets lineup will once again be tested by Auburn on Tuesday. A win over Auburn for the Jackets would be a big beak for the Jackets and could be a season turning win for the program.