This past weekend, Florida State came to town to face the Yellow Jackets. Though Georgia Tech attempted to make a comeback to win the series, Florida State kept pounding and was able to take 2/3 games.
Friday night wasn’t the best for Georgia Tech, as they were held to just four hits on the night. Of those four hits, Tres Gonzalez had the lone extra-base hit that resulted in a double. Other guys like Luke Waddell, Justyn-Henry Malloy and Andrew Jenkins also each singled on the night.
On the mound for Friday night, LHP Brant Hurter received the loss. He pitched five innings, giving up three earned runs on seven hits. Then LHP Dalton Smith came in to settle the Seminoles down. He pitched three innings and only gave up one hit.
Saturday all around was an interesting day for both teams. After a monsoon and two delays, the game was postponed in the seventh inning and was to be resumed on Sunday at 12pm, before game 3 later that day.
Unfortunately Georgia Tech tried to make a comeback in game 2 on Sunday, but fell just short of doing that. Florida State was able to run away with it to win by a final score of 13-10. All credit goes to Florida State’s bullpen for shutting the Yellow Jackets down, after they cut it close at the end.
Georgia Tech needed to win game 3 to avoid getting swept and they did just that.
Offense came alive to score 9 runs, thanks to Austin Wilhite’s double that capped off a six run fifth inning. Also having a productive day at the plate, was Justyn-Henry Malloy who had an RBI double as well. Luke Waddell had two RBI on the day, Jake DeLeo produced two runs on a double, and Andrew Jenkins had a sac fly that also scored a run.
On the mound for the series finale Sunday afternoon, RHP Marquis Grissom Jr. and RHP Zach Maxwell pitched. The both combined for 5.2 innings, allowing just one earned run and giving up two hits. Zach Maxwell recorded his second win of the year. In relief, LHP Luke Bartnicki pitched a seven out save, he gave up just one run on two hits.
After winning game 3 by a final score of 9-8 on Sunday, Coach Hall was surprised with some very exciting news. He was informed that that was his 1,300th career win and what a special moment that had to be for him. As he went to speak with the media following the win, many members from the Georgia Tech baseball team stormed in and absolutely went nuts. They wanted to celebrate with their Coach and I’m sure it meant a lot to Coach Hall.
The Yellow Jackets are back in action this coming Tuesday for what we call a game of Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate, between Georgia Tech and Georgia. They will head 72 miles northeast to Athens, Ga to face a mighty talented Bulldogs team. First pitch is scheduled for 7 PM and will be nationally televised on the SEC Network.