The Georgia Tech baseball team won their 14th game of the year on Tuesday with a 3-1 win over Georgia Southern.
Freshman left hander Brant Hurter followed up his strong start last week against Auburn with another strong start on Tuesday against in-state rival Georgia Southern. Hurter pitched seven spectacular innings for the Yellow Jackets allowing just four hits while striking out 10.
In relief of Hurter on Tuesday was Hugh Chapman and Jared Datoc who both pitched a single inning. Chapman in his inning of work allowed one run on two hits and two walks. Datoc picked up his third save of the season, pitching a scoreless ninth inning.
The victory over the Eagles is the Jackets ninth straight against Georgia Southern, a streak that dates back to the 2014 season. The win for the Jackets also gets them back on a winning track after dropping two of three this past weekend to NC State.
Offensively, the Jackets didn’t get much going on Tuesday indicated by just their three runs scored. While they did collect nine hits over the day, seven of ten Tech batters throughout the evening collected at least one hit but Chase Murray was on fire Tuesday much like he has been all season.
Murray went 3-for-4 at the plate Tuesday while collecting one run and one RBI in the process. Murray now has a .427 batting average that ranks top 20 in the nation, his 44 hits this season rank tops in the ACC.
Tristin English picked up the only other RBI for the Jackets on Tuesday, his 35th of the season which ranks third in the country and second in the ACC only behind North Carolina’s Michael Busch’s 38 RBI.
The Jackets will return to the field this Friday to begin a three-game series against the Miami Hurricanes. The Hurricanes sit at 12-11 on the season and are winners of three straight entering Wednesday. They’ll face Florida Gulf Coast on Wednesday night before traveling to Atlanta.