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Georgia Tech 4, Duke 2 (Game 2)

ATLANTA, Ga. — Starting pitcher Eddie Burns gave up only 4 hits over 7 innings and freshman Jeff Rowland went 2-for-3 with a homer and 2 runs to lead Georgia Tech to a 4-2 victory over the Duke Blue Devils in the second game of a 3-game weekend series.

Shortstop Derek Dietrich continued his hot streak, going 2-for-4 today. Jay Dantzler also added 2 hits for the Yellow Jackets. Georgia Tech’s pitching continued to dominate, preventing Duke from getting any extra-base hits.

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Georgia Tech 5, Duke 4

ATLANTA, Ga. — Sophomore relief pitcher Andrew Robinson threw 4 scoreless innings to help Georgia Tech maintain a 5-4 victory over the Duke Blue Devils. Jeff Rowland, Charlie Blackmon, and Derek Dietrich added two hits each to lead the Yellow Jackets’ offensive attack.

Georgia Tech was aided by 3 costly Duke errors in the third inning, leading to 4 Yellow Jacket runs. Duke pitcher Andrew Wolcott (2-1) took the loss despite giving up only 2 earned runs. David Duncan earned the win for Georgia Tech and improves to 3-0. Continue reading Georgia Tech 5, Duke 4

Georgia Tech 7, Mercer 6

ATLANTA, Ga. — Junior outfielder Charlie Blackmon drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 8th as part of a 4-RBI evening to lead the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to a 7-6 victory over the Mercer Bears. Freshman Jeff Rowland added two hits, and closer Chris Hicks earned his 6th save of the season.

Mercer was led by right fielder John Dortch and first baseman Mike Armstrong, each with 3 hits for the Bears. Continue reading Georgia Tech 7, Mercer 6

Florida State 8, Georgia Tech 7 (Game 1)

Ohmed Danesh drove in the winning run with 2 outs in the bottom of the 9th to lead the Seminoles to an 8-7 victory over the Yellow Jackets. First baseman Dennis Guinn added 3 hits for Florida State, reaching first on all 5 plate appearances.

Closer Chris Hicks took the loss for the Yellow Jackets. Geoff Parker earned the victory for the Seminoles.

The two teams face off again 6:00pm Saturday at Dick Howser Stadium, with Georgia Tech RHP Eddie Burns (2-0, 1.53 ERA) facing Florida State LHP Matt Fairel (3-0, 0.95 ERA).


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Georgia Tech 10, Georgia State 6

Down 5-2 to Georgia State, shortstop Derek Dietrich hit a 2-run homer as part of his 3-hit, 2-run, 3-RBI night to lead Georgia Tech to a 10-6 comeback victory over its cross-town rival. Outfielders Chris House and Jeff Rowland contributed two hits each to the Georgia Tech cause.

For the Panthers, first baseman Mitch Rider and catcher Marc Mimeault led the team with three hits each.

Georgia Tech freshman pitcher Taylor Wood earned his first career win. Adam Knight took the loss for Georgia State. Continue reading Georgia Tech 10, Georgia State 6

Georgia Tech completes the sweep, beating Virginia Tech 2-1

Sophomore pitcher Zach Von Tersch gave up only one run in 7 innings, leading the Yellow Jackets to a 2-1 victory over the Virginia Tech Hokies. Freshman center fielder Jeff Rowland went 3-for-4 at the plate, and third baseman Brad Feltes homered down the left field line to lead the Jackets’ offense.

Third baseman Ty Hohman led the Hokies today, going 2 for 2 with a walk. Freshman pitcher Jesse Hahn took the loss, giving up only 2 runs on 4 hits over 6 1/3 innings. Continue reading Georgia Tech completes the sweep, beating Virginia Tech 2-1

Georgia Tech 6, Virginia Tech 4

On an unseasonably cold day in Atlanta, Georgia Tech was able to survive a late inning rally attempt by Virginia Tech and win 6-4, extending their record to 11-1 on the season and 2-0 in the ACC. Starter Eddie Burns struck out 8 in 5 2/3 innings while giving up only one run. The Jackets’ offense was efficient, scoring 6 runs on only 7 hits including home runs by center fielder Jay Dantzler, designated hitter Brad Feltes, and catcher Jason Haniger.

Starting pitcher Sean McDermott took the loss for the Hokies, giving up all 6 runs. Left fielder Sean O’Brien led the Hokies’ offense, going 3-for-5 on the day. Virginia Tech falls to 7-5 on the season and 0-2 in the ACC.

Game 3 of the weekend series is scheduled for 1pm Sunday. Sophomore RHP Zach Von Tersch (1-0, 0.69 ERA) takes the mound for the Yellow Jackets and faces freshman RHP Jesse Hahn (1-0, 4.91 ERA).

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