Georgia Tech wins a convincing 2/3 games against the Fighting Irish, to clinch first ACC series of the season.

After an exciting 7-4 win on Friday night against the Irish, the Yellow Jackets found out that they would have to prepare to play a double-header on Saturday. The first game on Saturday started at 2pm and the next game would start at 5:30pm.

In game one on Saturday, after their big start to the game, there was no doubt that Georgia Tech would run away with the win. The bats were hot and pitching was electric. Hats off to Jackson Finley for a strong start and then Luke Schmolke nailing them down to close out the last few innings, for the series win.

On the mound in game one, starting RHP Jackson Finley pitched for 4.2 innings. Finley gave up just one run on three hits, while walking one batter and striking out two batters. In relief, Georgia Tech used just one other pitcher to close out the game. RHP Luke Schmolke pitched for 4.1 innings, giving up just one run on two hits. Schmolke also walked two batters, while striking out five batters. But was able to seal the deal, for the win.

At the plate, Drew Compton led the way going 2-for-3 with three RBI. Also, both Angelo Dispigna and Jackson Finley drove in two runs as well. Finley blasted yet another solo-shot. Stephen Reid also went 2-for-4 with an RBI double. Lastly, Jack Rubenstein, Kristian Campbell, Brandon Prince, and John Giesler all drove in a few runs apiece. The Yellow Jackets made an offensive statement, yet again.

The Yellow Jackets would then get a 45 minute break before game two on Saturday. Even with the break, you could tell that both squads were tired from game one and didn’t have much left in the tank. Well, not for Georgia Tech anyways. The Yellow Jackets were unable to get the series sweep, as Notre Dame ran over Georgia Tech, by a final score of 17-4.

It was a game where when you give up a grand-slam in the first inning, after already giving up one run, just seems kind of out-of-reach at that point. But no hope was lost, because Georgia Tech had already won 2/3 games in the series. A sweep would’ve been nice, no doubt. But anytime you can win the series against an ACC opponent, you’re doing something right.

Georgia Tech will now turn their focus to this midweek matchup coming up, against the Auburn Tigers. That game will be this Tuesday evening, with first pitch being at 7:00pm ET and will be broadcast live on the SEC Network.

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