ATLANTA, Ga. — Despite having the week off for final exams, the Yellow Jackets (32-13) were able to continue their hot hitting in a 10-6 victory over Coastal Carolina (36-10). Thomas Nichols, Charlie Blackmon, Jeff Rowland, and Jason Haniger each hit a home run off Coastal Carolina starter Bobby Gagg. Haniger, who led the team with 3 RBI, later hit a clutch 8th inning 2-run single to seal the victory for Georgia Tech.
Both first baseman David Anderson and right fielder Tommy Baldridge hit a double and a home run for the Chanticleers.
Despite giving up 5 runs in 5 1/3 innings, Georgia Tech starter David Duncan was able to earn the victory and improve to 6-2 on the season. Bobby Gagg took the loss for the Chanticleers and fell to 6-2. Brad Rulon struck out three in the 8th and 9th innings to earn his 4th save of the season.
Game 2 of the weekend series will take place at 4pm Saturday. Eddie Burns (5-3, 5.17) takes the mound for the Yellow Jackets. Coastal Carolina counters with Cody Wheeler (3-0, 4.67).