Georgia Tech faced off against the Georgia Bulldogs this past weekend, for the classic Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate series. A series that everyone had been waiting for and it didn’t disappoint one bit. A sold-out weekend is what everyone expected and that’s exactly what happened. For all three games each night, it was all sold-out, even standing room was sold out.
In an epic battle all weekend, the Yellow Jackets won game 1 in Atlanta by a final score of 11-7 and also won game 2 in Athens by a final score of 7-0. While the Bulldogs won the series finale at Coolray Field by a final score of 12-3.
On the mound Friday night, RHP Chance Huff went a career long 7.0 innings. He gave up just one run on three hits and struck out six. In relief, RHP John Medich pitched the final inning clean to secure the win for the Yellow Jackets.
At the plate Friday night, Chandler Simpson led the way with three hits and one stolen base. Also contributing on the night, Colin Hall and Kevin Parada both finished with two hits, while one of them came in as a double for Hall.
Tim Borden II had the biggest hit of the night, with his three run blast over the fence. Andrew Jenkins also had three RBI when he hit a single up the middle with the bases loaded. Drew Compton also hit a two-RBI double that night.
On the mound Saturday afternoon, RHP Zach Maxwell went 3.0 innings. He gave up just two hits and struck out seven batters. In relief, freshman LHP Cody Carwile came in for a career- long three innings and gave up absolutely nothing. RHP Aeden Finateri then came in and went 3.0 innings, giving up just two hits and striking out six batters, earning his first career save.
At the plate Saturday afternoon, Chandler Simpson led the way going 3-for-4. While Tres Gonzalez went 2-for-3 with an RBI, and Drew Compton going 2-for-4 with three RBI. Tim Borden II also had a mammoth shot in the in the top of the seventh inning. Andrew Jenkins also hit a sac fly that would make it 4-0 at the time.
On the mound Sunday afternoon, Georgia Tech used six pitchers on the day. RHP Marquis Grissom Jr started and received the loss, as he was unable to go more than two innings of work. He allowed just one run on two hits, but walked three in the process.
At the plate Sunday afternoon, Kevin Parada led the way going 3-for-5 with an RBI. Chandler Simpson and Stephen Reid also contributed with hits. Stephen had a single and he also hit a solo homer in the fourth inning.
Needless to say, the classic matchup between these two teams are always a series that fans watch, attend, support, etc. It’s always worth watching and attending, when these two teams get together. Never a dull moment, that’s for sure.
Georgia Tech will now return home and open up ACC play, as they welcome in the Virginia Tech Hokies this weekend for a three-game series.
First pitch is scheduled for 1pm this Friday. With no game on Saturday, the Yellow Jackets will play a double-header this Sunday starting at 1pm.