After dropping their midweek matchup to Troy, Georgia Tech welcomed in #3 Miami to Russ Chandler Stadium for a crucial ACC series.
On the mound Friday night, starter RHP John Medich went 6 innings; Medich gave up just 1 run, while striking out 6 batters. In relief, RHP Dawson Brown came in and gave up just 2 hits in 1.2 innings of work. To close out, RHP Zach Maxwell received his 2nd save. Maxwell struck out 2 batters over 1.1 innings of work.
At the plate Friday night, Tech had taken the 2-1 lead thanks to Andrew Jenkins monster home-run. Followed after Kevin Parada blasted his 22nd home-run of the season. Jadyn Jackson got a base hit and then Kevin Parada would drive him in for the Yellow Jackets 3rd run of the game, to push the lead 3-1.
Winning game 1 was a must-win and Georgia Tech did just that, thanks to the Yellow Jackets overcoming the pitcher’s duel. Game 2 would be a game dedicated to support ALS Awareness Day and would be nationally broadcast live on ESPNU.
On the mound Saturday afternoon, true freshman RHP Logan McGuire entered in relief in the 3rd inning; McGuire pitched for 3.1 innings, giving up just 2 runs on 2 hits, while striking out 4. The bullpen continued to be solid with a clean inning from LHP Sam Crawford. RHP Dawson Brown and RHP Zach Maxwell both combined for the final 2.0 innings on both their second-straight day of relief. Maxwell was able to pick up his 3rd save of the season and 2nd of the weekend.
At the plate Saturday afternoon, the Yellow Jackets crushed 13 hits; Chandler Simpson led the way with 4 hits; Tim Borden II and Tres Gonzalez each had 2 hits apiece, while Tres Gonzalez reached base in all five plate appearances, along with 3 walks. Lastly, Colin Hall drove in a run as well.
Kevin Parada stayed hot as he hit his 23rd home-run in his 4th consecutive-game as he continues to rake.
The Yellow Jackets were able to win the series on Saturday and had the goal of going for a sweep on Sunday for senior day, but were unable to.
On the mound Sunday afternoon, Georgia Tech used 6 pitchers overall. Starter RHP Chance Huff received the loss. Huff gave up 5 runs on 8 hits in 5 innings of work; In relief, LHP Sam Crawford took control of the game by striking out 2 in 2.0 innings of work.
At the plate Sunday afternoon, Chandler Simpson led the way, going 3-for-5 with an RBI on the day. While Stephen Reid and Tres Gonzalez contributed with two hits apiece as well. Also, Kevin Parada, Drew Compton, and Jadyn Jackson each contributed with a hit apiece as well.
Georgia Tech will now get a little break before heading up the road to Death Valley for yet another crucial ACC series. This time with the Clemson Tigers.
First pitches are scheduled for 7 pm, 3 pm, and 1 pm. Game 1 will be broadcast live on the ACC Network, while games 2 and 3 will be broadcast live on the ACC Network Extra. You can also listen to each game on WREK 91.1 FM this weekend.