The Georgia Tech baseball team took on the North Carolina Tar Heels in a pivotal series but were swept.
It was not the series that the Georgia Tech baseball team was hoping for when they traveled to Chapel Hill this weekend for a three-game series with the North Carolina Tar Heels. The Jackets this past weekend were swept by the Tar Heels allowing nine or more runs in each of the three contests.
Xzavion Curry was roughed up in his start on Friday night surrendering seven earned runs in 4.2 innings pitched. For Curry, it was an abnormal start this season as he was only roughed up in one other start against Virginia Tech. The Yelllow Jackets as a whole gave up nine runs as Curry was dealt his second loss of the season and is now 6-2 with a 3.99 ERA.
Connor Thomas on Saturday gave the Yellow Jackets 6.2 of solid pitching surrendering just two runs, one earned and left with a 5-2 lead. The Yellow Jackets bullpen however would collapse, giving up seven runs in the last couple frames including three in the tenth inning. The Jackets would lose 9-8.
On Sunday, the Jackets looked to savage at least one game and sent Tristin English to the mound who has had success this season on the mound. English was adequate on the mound Sunday, allowing four runs through six innings. In the seventh inning, the Yellow Jackets would collapse allowing seven runs in en route to a 10-3 loss.
Offensively, the Jackets bats had their best day on Saturday, bringing nine runs across the plate. For the course of the weekend, three Yellow Jackets went deep over the weekend with Joey Bart, Kyle McCann and Chase Murray all collecting home runs.
The Yellow Jackets schedule will not get any easier as they take on the Georgia Bulldogs on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs are 27-13 on the season and are ranked as one of the top teams in the country.