The Georgia Tech baseball team fell on Sunday afternoon to Miami in their first series of ACC play this season.
The last game of Georgia Tech’s three-game series against Miami did not go to plan on Sunday as the Jackets fell to the Hurricanes 9-6 despite a superb comeback effort in the ninth inning. The Jackets entering the ninth inning were trailing 9-2 but were able to climb themselves back in the game before the rally fell short.
Brant Hurter struggled for the first time this season on Sunday allowing six earned runs and seven total over 5.2 innings pitched. He struck out eight and walked two throughout his time on the mound as well. Hurter took the loss in the process, giving him an 0-2 loss after a wasted effort last week against Northwestern when he struck out 14 Wildcats.
Offensively, it was a good start for the Yellow Jackets picking up two runs in the first inning thanks to Tristin English’s fifth home run of the season. It was also his third home run of the series. It parts him one away from tying his career high in home runs. The Jackets bats would go silent after that until the ninth inning when they tacked on four runs but till came up thee runs short.
The good news for the Yellow Jackets is that it’s still early in the season, that being said, the Jackets would’ve liked to pick up a second win in the series and they missed that chance. Their greatest chance was on Saturday before Miami won in walk-off fashion.
The Jackets will have plenty of opportunities to bounce back however as they begin a four-game homestand. The first game of the homestand is on Tuesday afternoon against the Georgia Southern Eagles before the Jackets begin a three-game series against Virginia, their first home ACC series of the season.