Georgia Tech drops ACC series to #4 Virginia Cavaliers

After beating Charleston Southern this past Tuesday night, Georgia Tech headed up the road to Charlottesville, to take on the Virginia Cavaliers.

Starting on the mound Friday night, RHP Chance Huff went 4.2 innings; Huff gave up 4 runs on 9 hits, while also striking out 4 batters. The Yellow Jackets turned to RHP Zach Maxwell in the 6th inning with bases loaded and nobody out. Maxwell struck out 2 batters, before the circus catch of the night was made by SS Jadyn Jackson. In total, only 62 pitches were needed for Maxwell to send Georgia Tech out with the win on Friday night.

Leading at the plate Friday night, Kevin Parada led the way with a two-run home-run to give him 2 hits and 3 RBI on the night. Also contributing, Tres Gonzalez finished with 2 hits and an RBI. Lastly, Colin Hall drove in a run and Jadyn Jackson smoked a triple.

The Yellow Jackets game 1 win would hand Virginia their first home loss of the season after the Cavaliers had a perfect home record starting out.

On the mound Saturday afternoon, Georgia Tech used 6 pitchers on the day after a struggling start from LHP Cody Carwile. Carwile went just 1.2 innings, he allowed 4 runs on 2 hits. LHP Joseph Mannelly closed the game out; Mannelly gave up just 1 hit, while walking none and striking out 3 batters.

Leading at the plate Saturday afternoon, Andrew Jenkins led the way with 2 home-runs, 3 hits, and 3 RBI. Also contributing, Drew Compton went 2-for-3 with 2 RBI. Along with Tres Gonzalez and Stephen Reid finishing with 2 hits apiece. While Jadyn Jackson hit a two-run double in the 6th inning.

After the loss on Saturday, it would then set up a rubber match between Georgia Tech and Virginia on Sunday for the series finale.

On the mound Sunday afternoon, Georgia Tech used 6 pitchers on the day. Starting out, RHP Marquis Grissom Jr went 3.1 innings. Grissom gave up 6 runs on 3 hits and walked 5 batters. He would receive the loss.

Leading at the plate Sunday afternoon, Andrew Jenkins continued his hot streak with his 3rd home-run of the series, along with a double for 2 RBI. Also contributing, Stephen Reid went 2-for-5 with 2 RBI. While Kevin Parada, Colin Hall, Tres Gonzalez, and Tim Borden II had two hits, along with Gonzalez, Hall, and Borden all driving in runs.

Georgia Tech will now travel back to Atlanta and re-group, as they get ready to welcome in USC Upstate to Russ Chandler Stadium this Tuesday night.

First pitch is scheduled for 6pm and will be broadcast live on WREK 91.1 FM.

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