Georgia Tech won the series against Bowling Green today after rallying from a 2-0 deficit early.
Bowling Green got their scoring started early, scoring two runs off of Cole Pitts in the first inning, when senior Jeremy Shay hit a two-run homerun. That would have worked out really well for the Falcons, had Georgia Tech not had a couple of big innings. Also helping was Cole Pitts, who held the visiting Falcons scoreless after giving up the two runs.
Georgia Tech finally showed up in the third inning, exploding for four runs. Contributing were Matt Gonzalez, with a sac fly, a two-RBI single from freshman phenom Elliott Barzilli with the bases loaded, and Mott Hyde hitting an RBI single. Due to a fielding error against Bowling Green, all four runs were counted as unearned.
The Yellow Jackets exploded for four more runs in the eight inning to answer the Falcons' score in the top half of the frame. Starting the scoring in this inning for the Yellow Jackets was Thomas Smith who hit an RBI double down the left field line to bring Mott Hyde home. Mitch Earnest showed Thomas Smith up by hitting an RBI triple. But Daniel Spingola topped all of them. After Earnest's at-bat, Spingola came up and crushed a two-run homer to right field on the first pitch.
Starting the game for the Yellow Jackets today was Cole Pitts, who earned the win. In his 5.0 innings of work, Pitts gave up two runs on five hits, while striking out four batters and walking three. Freshman RHP Ben Schniederjans would come on in relief of Pitts in the sixth inning. In his lone inning of work, he gave up zero runs on one hit and walked a batter. In the seventh inning, senior LHP and captain Devin Stanton. He would go on to pitch 1.2 innings, where he gave up one run on three hits and struck out one batter while walking zero. Closing the game out and earning the save today was senior RHP Alex Cruz. In Cruz's 1.1 innings of work, he gave up zero runs on zero hits and struck out two of the four batters he faced and walked zero.
Starting the game for the Falcons today was senior RHP Mike Frank, who was credited with the loss. In his 4.0 innings of work, Frank allowed four runs (zero earned) on four hits. He also recorded two strikeouts and two walks. Coming on in relief of him in the fifth inning was sophomore RHP Devin Daugherty. In his 2.0 innings of work, Daugherty gave up zero runs on one hit and walked a batter. Finishing the game for the Falcons was senior RHP Ben Singer. He too would go on to pitch 2.0 innings. In those two innings, Singer gave up four more runs on five hits, but failed to record a strikeout or a walk.
The final game of the series will be tomorrow at 1 PM, and can be heard on 91.1 WREK or watched on RamblinWreck.com ($). Matching up against each other will be RHP Josh Heddinger (1-1, 2.61 ERA) for the Yellow Jackets and LHP Andrew Lacinak (0-0, 0.90 ERA) for the Falcons.
Does anybody think that the Yellow Jackets will be able to keep some of this momentum going into ACC play? Will Beesball be able to put together two consecutive weekend sweeps?