The Georgia Tech baseball team dropped their fourth straight game Wednesday night in an 8-3 loss to UGA.
The first game of two between Georgia Tech and Georgia this season did not go the Yellow Jackets way on Wednesday night. Rescheduled from Tuesday night after inclement weather caused a postponement, the Jackets fell to the Bulldogs 8-3.
The 8-3 loss for the Yellow Jackets not only marked their fourth straight but their sixth loss in their last seven games. The rough stretch has dropped the Jackets record from a modest 22-12 just over a week ago to 22-20, leaving the Jackets in a hole that they will have a hard time climbing out of in terms of their postseason fate.
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Freshman lefty Brant Hurter didn’t have a great performance but he had a decent performance and gave the Jackets a chance to win the game. The freshman pitched six innings allowing four earned runs on eight hits. All four runs that the freshman surrendered came in the fifth and sixth innings after he pitched four shutout innings.
The Jackets offensively however did not help out the freshman, scoring just one run in his six innings. Freshman outfielder Colin Hall knocked in two of the Jackets three runs of the game driving in Oscar Serratos on an RBI single in the second while also knocking in an RBI on a fielders choice in the sixth. The only other run of the night came on a Kyle McCann single in the ninth inning as the Jackets attempted a late-game rally.
The top four of the Jackets order struggled early on to get on base Wednesday night. At the end of the night, they reached base just six times in 20 plate appearances.
For the Jackets the loss to Georgia continues to prove the Jackets struggles against top tier programs. Following Wednesday’s loss, the Jackets are now 5-13 on the season against teams that are considered top-50 teams in terms of RPI. The Bulldogs entering Wednesday sat at eighth in the nation.
The Yellow Jackets will look to turn around their fortune starting this weekend as the Wake Forest Demon Deacons come south for three-games starting on Friday. The Demon Deacons sit at 19-23 but have been up-and-down all season and as the Jackets learned against an average Pittsburgh team just two weeks ago, no game is easy.