One day after picking up their best win of the season, the Georgia Tech baseball team fell to the Mercer Bears on Wednesday night.
By the time, that the bottom of the second inning, the Georgia Tech baseball team found themselves in a 3-0 hole. Unfortunately, for the Jackets, that’s all the runs that Mercer Bears would need on Wednesday night. Mercer would end up tacking on three more runs Wednesday night, en route to a 6-2 win over the Jackets.
Freshman Will Sirah got the start, the first of his career on Wednesday night for the Jackets, who were looking for another huge mid-week win after beating Auburn on Tuesday night. Sirah would struggle from the gate, not getting out of the second inning as he surrendered three earned runs via three hits and three walks.
Outside of rough fourth inning for Ben Schniederjans who allowed three runs on three hits and failing to record an out, the Jackets bullpen was stellar, including Schniederjans, eight relievers pitched for the Jackets on Saturday. The rest of the Jackets bullpen didn’t surrender a single hit on Wednesday night, while also striking out seven. The Jackets bullpen always hasn’t had success but Wednesday’s success should be a building block for them going forward.
Offensively, not much happened for the Jackets as they mustered just five hits to go along with their two runs on Wednesday night. The lone bright spot was freshman Oscar Serratos hitting his first career homerun, a solo shot in the third inning. Joey Bart would have the only other RBI, picking it up on a double in the bottom of the ninth.
The Jackets will be off on Thursday as they will travel up to Raleigh, North Carolina for a weekend series against the NC State Wolfpack. The Wolfpack will be an extremely tough matchup for the Jackets, as they enter Friday with an 18-3 record. They also are coming off a sweep of second ranked Clemson, a team the Jackets lost two of three to, to open ACC play.