Georgia Tech narrowly defeated Louisville Sunday afternoon by a final score of 13-9. Taking 2/3 on the weekend and clinching their 12th ACC series win, the Yellow Jackets look like the class of the conference right now.
Sam Crawford started on the mound for the Yellow Jackets today. He went 4.2 innings, giving up five runs on eight hits and striking out four. Jackson Finley took over and allowed just two runs on four hits after 1.1 innings. In relief, Zach Maxwell went 2 innings, allowing just one run on one hits and striking out three. To close the game out, Luke Bartnicki finish the ninth inning, allowing one run on two hits and striking out one as well.
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Power hitting from the Jackets included impact from five multi-hit batters, led by Tres Gonzalez, who finished 3-for-5 with two RBI, also had a crucial squeeze bunt that scored a big insurance run in the eighth. Drew Compton once again had another big day, going 2-for-2 with a monster home run and double for three RBI. Also, Andrew Jenkins went 2-for-4 with 3 RBI and Stephen Reid had two hits, a homerun, and an RBI. Luke Waddell had 2 hits and an RBI and Kevin Parada went 2-for-5 also with multiple hits.
Lead by Louisville at the plate, Lucas Dunn and Cooper Bowman both had four hits apiece.
Starter for Louisville, Luke Smith, allowed just four runs on 5 hits in just 2.1 innings and will take the loss.
Over the whole series, the Yellow Jackets scored 38 runs on 32 hits. Meanwhile, Louisville scored 28 runs on 40 hits.
Louisville had only allowed 31 total on the season coming into the weekend. Which the Yellow Jackets pushed past and overcame that number and much more.
Next up: Georgia Tech does not have a midweek game. So they will have the week off to prepare for more ACC action, as the Pittsburgh Panthers roll into town to take on the Yellow Jackets on March 12th-14th. First pitch will be at 7pm, 6pm, and 1pm, With Friday and Saturday’s games being broadcasted live on the ACC Network.
Next up for Louisville, they will head back home as they welcome in Murray State to Jim Patterson Stadium this Tuesday at 3pm.