After 11 innings and almost 5 hours later, the Commodores were able to pull through and come out victorious over the Yellow Jackets. It wasn’t easy and Georgia Tech sure gave Vanderbilt a run for their money. But Vanderbilt was able to close it out.
Georgia Tech used eight pitchers throughout the night. Starting on the mound for the Yellow Jackets, RHP Chance Huff made his first start of the year. He gave up just three earned runs in 3.1 innings to start. In relief, LHP Josiah Siegel received the loss. He was taken out after the go-ahead run reached first because of a base hit off the leg.
The stellar offense continued for Georgia Tech. In contribution, it all started when Luke Waddell hit a home run. Then Kevin Parada hit a two-run extra-inning home run, Justyn-Henry Malloy went 2-for-3 and had a two RBI game, and Stephen Reid hit an absolute moon shot and finished with four RBI on the night.
The last spark for Georgia Tech was Drew Compton’s two-out two-strike home run in the ninth that led to the extra innings. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to power the Yellow Jackets through.
Leading at the plate for Vanderbilt, Isaiah Thomas had three hits on the night. One being the grand slam that was just enough for the Commodores. In bullpen relief, RHP Luke Murphy received the win. He pitched 3.2 innings and only gave up two runs on one hit.
That concludes the 2021 season for the Yellow Jackets. They finished with an overall record of 31-25 and a 21-15 record in the ACC.