Beesball Upsets Duh U in ACC Tournament 6-3

Connor Justus certainly has been doing this a lot this year. - Danny Karnik/Georgia Tech Athletics

The Yellow Jackets rallied to beat the top-seeded team in Pool A by a final score of 6-3.

Freshman RF Ryan Peurifoy had a perfect day at the plate, going four-for-four, en route to a Georgia Tech victory over the thugs of Miami by a final score of 6-3.

The Hurricanes got the scoring started in the bottom of the third inning with a Dale Carey home run off of Georgia Tech starting pitcher Josh Heddinger.

The Yellow Jackets would rally, however, scoring in the top of the fifth inning. Freshman RF Ryan Peurifoy got the inning started with a lead-off single. He would advance to second after a sac bunt from Brandon Gold. In the next at-bat, Mott Hyde would drive him in to tie the game up at one run apiece.

Unfortunately, the game would not stay tied for long as Miami added two more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning after back-to-back-to-back singles from Dale Carey, Tyler Palmer, and Zack Collins. Those two runs would be the final two runs Miami would score.

The Yellow Jackets finally started to make things slightly more interesting in the top of the seventh inning. With runners on first and second and one out, freshman C Arden Pabst doubled down the left field line to drive in a run. In the next at-bat, Mott Hyde would hit a sac fly to center field to tie the game up at three.

Georgia Tech would keep scoring into the eighth and ninth innings. In the eighth inning, Brandon Gold singled through the right side to drive in Ryan Peurifoy and Connor Justus from second and third. The Yellow Jackets would score their final run of the game on a Matt Gonzalez single into right field to drive in Mott Hyde.

Junior RHP Josh Heddinger started the game for Georgia Tech. In his 7.0 innings, Heddy allowed three runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and two walks. Finishing the game up was senior RHP "Trusty" Dusty Isaacs. In his 2.0 innings of work, "Trusty" Dusty did not allow a run on two hits with two strikeouts. Heddy was credited with the win and "Trusty" Dusty with the save.

Georgia Tech's next game is Thursday, May 22 at 3:00 PM against Duke. Earlier this season against Duke, the Yellow Jackets swept Duke. The game is available on 91.1 FM WREK, ESPN3, and Fox Sports South.

What a victory!!!! Can Beesball keep it going against the Blue Devils?

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