Saturday night was a heartbreaker for the Yellow Jackets (10-5) as they lost game two of a three-game series against the Miami Hurricanes (11-3) at Alex Rodriguez Park by walk off in their first ACC series of the new season.
Connor Thomas (1-1 3.79 ERA) started for the Yellow Jackets and pitched 6 Innings giving up three runs and earning a no-decision in the loss.
The Hurricanes would do a good deal of damage to Connor Johnson in the early innings of the game, using their power to plate three runners and take a 3-0 lead. The Yellow Jackets struggled at the plate early before a big sixth inning.
Tristin English would hit a one-out single and be scored on the next at-bat by a Kyle McCann double. Oscar Serratos would have a big hit in the next at-bat to score McCann and make it 3-2 Miami. The Hurricanes would pull their starting pitcher at this point and Colin Hall would drill a base hit up the middle to give Tech runners at the corners. Chase Murray would have a groundout in his at-bat, but score the runner from third to tie the game at 3-3 thru six innings.
Georgia Tech would untie the game in the seventh inning on a wild pitch from Miami and would hold that lead for only one batter in the bottom of the inning when Miami would hit a pinch-hit home run off of Keyton Gibson.
Chase Murray would lead off the 8th inning with a big double and be scored by Baron Radcliffe who hit a single through the shift to retake a 5-4 lead.
Keyton Gibson would breeze through the bottom half of the 8th inning to keep the Yellow Jacket lead at 5-4 going into the 9th. Georgia Tech would go quietly in the top half of the inning with Gibson coming in to close out the game for the Jackets.
Miami would get a one-out walk in the inning but a groundout to the shortstop would cut down the lead runner and get the second out. The next batter, unfortunately, would cork a walk off 2-run homer to deliver the dagger to the Yellow Jackets night. Keyton Gibson would earn the loss for the Jackets, his record falling to (1-2).
The Jackets will have to shake this one off quickly as they face Miami in the rubber game tomorrow at 1 p.m.