After dominating the Ohio State Buckeyes on Friday night, the Georgia Tech baseball team took their series on Saturday with a 5-2 victory.
Georgia Tech took their first official series of the 2020 season on Saturday afternoon as they defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes 5-2 for their third straight win of the 2020 season. The Yellow Jackets were by sophomore Cord Roedig who had a strong bounce back performance against the Buckeyes after being lit up against the St. John’s Redstorm last weekend.
Roedig pitched six strong innings for the Jackets, allowing just one run over a single hit and three walks. He also struck out six in his winning effort that moved his record on the season to 1-1. The performance also dropped his +9.00 ERA all the way down to 4.66.
Andy Archer would pitch the final three innings of Saturday’s game, pitching three innings allowing just one run (unearned) despite allowing no hits or any walks. An error, a fielders choice, and finally a sacrifice fly helped score Archer Brookman.
Ohio State would get the first run of the afternoon in the second inning after a pair of Roedig walks and a sacrifice moved base runners up for Ohio State left fielder Scottie Seymour. The Jackets, however, would get each of the next three runs.
The Jackets first got on the board in bottom of the third inning when a Baron Radcliffe fly ball to center was dropped and allowed both Colin Hall and Austin Wilhite to score, giving the Jackets a 2-1 lead. The Jackets would extend their run in the third inning, once again an unearned run as Micheal Guldberg scored on an Ohio State wild pitch.
Radcliffe after not earning RBI on his fly ball earlier in the afternoon earned his RBI in the fifth inning on a single to the outfield scoring Hall to make it a 4-1 Tech lead.
The Buckeyes would finally scratch another run across the board in the top of the seventh, an unearned run against Andy Archer to make it 4-2. The Jackets would re-extended their lead to 5-2 in the bottom of the seventh when a Guldberg single scored Austin Wilhite.
Overall, Saturday’s win for the Jackets fulfills a nice resume boosting series victory for the Jackets. The Jackets improved their record to 5-1 on the season over a quality tier-3 opponent.
The Yellow Jackets will look for the series sweep on Sunday afternoon when they take on the Buckeyes at 1:00 p.m.. True freshman Zach Maxwell is expected to get the start for the Yellow Jackets.