Yellow Jackets win a thriller in Athens, to defeat the Dawgs by a final score of 7-5.

Georgia Tech put together 7 runs to secure the win over Georgia on Tuesday night.

Starting on the mound for Georgia Tech, LHP Dalton Smith was electric in only just his second start of his career. He pitched three innings, giving up one earned one on two hits, also striking out five.

In relief, Joseph Mannelly tied a career long outing, he pitched three innings. He gave up just two runs and retired four out of the five batters he faced.

Then LHP Sam Crawford came in for an inning and allowed a home run, before LHP Luke Bartnicki came in and was lights out. He shut the door with six outs for his sixth save of the season.

Georgia Tech took advantage early when it came to scoring. Particularly because of Justyn-Henry Malloy, who hit a three run bomb in only just the first inning.

The Yellow Jackets used two of its 10 walks to give Justyn-Henry Malloy the extra RBI. Brad Grenkoski singled in the third and produced two runs in the fourth, thanks to a passed ball and then an RBI single from Drew Compton. Drew Compton was 3-for-3 on the night. But it all came down to Austin Wilhite’s two-out RBI double in the top of the ninth, that added one more insurance run, to make it a 7-5 ballgame.

Credit again goes to Luke Bartnicki for slamming the door in the ninth, to secure the win against the Dawgs.

Georgia Tech will be back at home this weekend, on Friday and Saturday as they take on Kennesaw State. Sunday’s game will be played at Kennesaw.

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