The Georgia Tech baseball team couldn’t take advantage of a few golden chances in a 3-1 loss to the University of Georgia at SunTrust Park on Tuesday night.
In arguably the most anticipated game of the season for the Georgia Tech baseball team on Tuesday night, the Jackets came short in a 3-1 loss to the University of Georgia. The in-state rivals met at SunTrust Park on Tuesday night in their second match up of the season.
When Chase Murray, Joey Bart, and Tristin English struggle to get on base, the Georgia Tech baseball team will rarely have success. On Tuesday, the three combined for just one hit over 11 at-bats. The Yellow Jackets offensive as a whole was kept at bay on Tuesday night, picking up just five hits against four different UGA pitchers.
To add on top of Tristin English’s struggles at the plate on Tuesday, English didn’t have his best stuff on the mound either. Over the course of five innings, English allowed three runs on eight hits and one walk.
With the loss, the Jackets dropped their record to 27-22 on the season and dropped all three games to UGA this season and were outscored 15-4 in those three games.
The Jackets will look to hit the 30-win mark this upcoming weekend however as they go on their last road trip of the season with a three-game series against Virginia looming this weekend. The Cavaliers this season sit at 25-20 entering the weekend and will be off a total of 10 days by the time Friday rolls around.
The Cavaliers are 5-5 in their last 10 games which has featured both a series win against Louisville and being swept by Clemson. Their pitching staff has allowed 4.4 runs per game this season while their offense is a run better at 5.5. For comparison, the Yellow Jackets are allowing 5.3 runs per game while driving in 6.5 per game.
Following their three game series against the Cavaliers, the Jackets will have a four-game homestand to close out the regular season with a game against Southeast Missouri and a three-game series against Duke.