The Georgia Tech baseball team took game two of their three-game series against Louisville on Saturday behind a dominant start from Connor Thomas.
Georgia Tech baseball earned themselves a huge series victory on Saturday afternoon as they took down No.7 Louisville 4-0. The victory comes a day after the Jackets were able to squeak out a 3-1 victory on Friday night.
Connor Thomas was the story of Saturday’s game for the Jackets as he dominated the Cardinals from start-to-finish. The left-hander pitched a complete game in the victory, striking out five while allowing just five hits and two walks. The win is his third of the season and his ERA dropped from 3.62 to 2.32 with the complete game shutout.
Offensively, the Jackets were able to get on base more than they were on Friday night but still struggled in bringing runners across the plate. Altogether, the Jackets scratched eight hits into the box score while taking five free passes. The Jackets left eight runners on base on Saturday afternoon in total.
Sophomore right fielder Baron Radcliffe provided the power on Saturday as he hit a no-doubt-about-it home run in the second inning to give the Jackets a 2-0 lead. That was all the runs the Jackets would need on Saturday but they also scratched insurance runs across in the sixth and eighth inning.
The victory for the Yellow Jackets pushes their record to 16-7 on the season and 5-3 in ACC play. For Louisville, it drops their record to 17-6 and 5-3 in ACC play. On Sunday, the Jackets will look to sweep the Cardinals in what would be one of their bigger series wins over the last few years. The Jackets have already put the ACC on notice with their series win over the top-10 ranked Louisville program.
With the series victory, one would have to believe the Jackets are pushing on the edge of being ranked in this upcoming week’s rankings while a series sweep would most definitely push them into the top-25 for next week. Sunday’s series finale is set for 1:00 pm with Brant Hurter expected to take the mound for the Yellow Jackets.A