Georgia Tech continued their strong play against conference opponents on Saturday, taking the second game of their doubleheader against Virginia Tech.
Georgia Tech on Saturday afternoon won the second game of their doubleheader against the Virginia Tech Hokies by a final score of 4-3. For the Yellow Jackets, it gave them a sweep of a doubleheader on Saturday and helped clinch their sixth consecutive conference series victory.
Sophomore left-hander Brant Hurter got the start in the second game of the doubleheader, looking to follow up a great start from Connor Thomas. Hurter would last just 2.2 innings against the Hokies, surrendering three hits and three walks. However, he did not give up any runs during his time on the mound.
Jonathan Hughes came in for relief of Hughes in the third inning and pitched five strong innings, allowing just one earned run. He struck out six while allowing just four base runners over his five innings. The Jackets also used Luke Bartinicki, Jake Lee, and Micah Carpenter in relief. Hughes picked up the victory for the Jackets while Carpenter picked up the save.
Offensively, the Jackets bats were rather quiet despite reaching base a total of six times thanks to eight hits and eight walks for the game. Barton Radcliffe continued his hot streak at the plate, going 3-for-4 in the game including hitting a double and knocking in one run for the game. Charlie Benson, Jackson Webb, and Nick Wilhite also drove in runs in the second game of the doubleheader.
The win for the Yellow Jackets pushes their record to 27-13 overall and improves their conference record to 13-8, giving them a two-game lead over North Carolina (for now). The Jackets will now look ahead to next week as they are set to take on Georgia on Tuesday at SunTrust Park before facing Clemson in a pivotal ACC series next weekend. With their series victory, expect the Jackets to once again move up the rankings this week.