I made the trip to Boston College on May 20th to see the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets take on the Eagles. The game was expected to be a pitching duel between two staff aces in GT’s Deck McGuire and BC’s Pat Dean. The game failed to live up to the hype though.
The Yellow Jackets went down in the first inning without scoring a run to bring GT’s Deck McGuire to the hill. He would retire the first two batters of the inning until Mickey Wiswall would hit a McGuire fastball over the left field fence to give the Eagles a 1-0 lead. He would get out of the inning without allowing anymore runs.
The Georgia Tech offense would explode in the top of the second inning for five runs with the big hit being a two run homer from Cole Leonida. The Yellow Jackets would explode for another five runs in the fourth inning with Derek Dietrich and Tony Plagman hitting back to back homers to give GT the 10-2 lead.
GT’s Matt Skole would hit a two run homer in the fifth inning when I was doing a radio interview with Kyle Tait of WREK radio which cleared over the right field scoreboard at Commander Shea Field.
Boston College would scratch across five runs in the bottom of the seventh with Anthony Melchionda hitting a three run homer in the inning to cut the GT lead down to 13-7 but that is the closest it would get as GT added two runs in the 9th to set up the final scoreline of 15-7.
The game was far from interesting as the early lead by the Yellow Jackets and BC’s move to Kyle Prohovich who is the Eagles worst relief pitcher really made the outcome decided early on.