Georgia Tech falls to Pittsburgh in game 1 of ACC Tournament

After getting out in front 6-2, some defensive miscues and big home runs from the Panthers, put Georgia Tech behind 10-6 in the 6th inning. But it didn’t stop there. The wheels were starting to come off and they indeed fell all the way off. Pittsburgh sought to get a little revenge over the Yellow Jackets and they did just that. This was just after Georgia Tech had swept the Panthers in Pittsburgh this past weekend.

On the mound, starter RHP John Medich went 5.1 innings; Medich gave up 6 runs on 8 hits, while striking out 3 and walking 1 batter. In relief, LHP Sam Crawford came in and was unable to record an out. Crawford gave up 4 runs on 3 hits in his outing. Then, RHP Dawson Brown came in and dealt for 1.2 innings. Brown scattered just 2 hits, while walking 1 batter. RHP Zach Maxwell would then come in. Maxwell dealt for 1.1 innings. Maxwell gave up 2 runs on 2 hits, while striking out 4 and walking 2 batters. LHP Josiah Siegel, RHP Cole McNamee, and LHP Cameron Hill combined gave up just 1 hit, while walking 2 and striking out 1 batter to calm the storm of the Panthers.

At the plate, Chandler Simpson led the way, going 2-for-5 with 2 RBI and 2 hits. Also contributing, Kevin Parada went 3-for-1, knocking in 1 run. Andrew Jenkins went 4-for-1, with 1 RBI and 2 hits. Tim Borden also smoked a solo home-run in the 4th inning. Also, both Tim Borden and Tres Gonzalez drove in 2 runs apiece on the day.

With that loss, Georgia Tech will be eliminated from moving forward in the ACC tournament. But will have a chance to redeem themselves for a good spot in the NCAA Tournament, as they will face Louisville on Thursday.

First pitch is scheduled for 11 am and will be broadcast live on Bally Sports and WREK 91.1 FM.

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