Late rally puts Jackets Beesball on top

Bob Donnan-US PRESSWIRE

With two outs in the top of the 9th, Tech hits back to back home runs to stun the Seminoles in Game 1 of ACC Championship pool play.

Quick Recap:

Bottom 1, the Jackets had runners on first and second with one out. Sam "Birdman" Dove makes a great infield grab to turn a 5-4-3 double play. Best DP I've seen from the Jackets in a while. They looked like one of those teams that opponents struggle to get grounders out of the infield.

Top 4, Brandon "BT" Thomas hits a rocket to right center, inches from a HR it hits the wall, recording a triple. Palka then followed with a RBI groundout to the 1st baseman. Evans and Dove walked, followed by a two out RBI single from Hyde.

Bottom 4, Tech was in trouble with one out and the bases loaded. The Seminoles hit into another double play... Jackets escape.

Bottom 6, Seminoles tie the ball game with two sac flies.

Bottom 8, DJ Stewart (who previously got HBP in the 1st after attempting to lay down a bunt with his foot outside the batters box, which I believe should have made him out) hits a similar shot to BT's in the 4th, inches from a HR. He came in with a triple. After a poor communications between Smith and Spingola, Stewart advanced home on a sac-fly to short right. Seminoles lead 3-2.

Top 9, Tech hit two groundouts to start the inning. AJ Murray stepped to the plate as the Jacket's last chance. A MONSTER shot over the left field "Blue Monster". Next pitch, Mott Hyde destroyed another HR. Two HR's after 2 outs put the Jackets up 4-3.

Bottom 9, nothing... JACKETS WIN!!

Tech Pitching:

Farmer- 7 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 8 SO

Palka(W)- 2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 SO

Tech returns to the diamond tomorrow to face UVA(0-1) in the second game of pool play at 11am. I won't speculate what needs to happen for the Jackets to advance quite yet.

Game can be seen on FSN and heard on WREK radio, 91.1FM.

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