Georgia Tech baseball certainly started off the season nicely.
With the help of late rally in the bottom of the seventh inning the Yellow Jackets were able to come from behind and pick up their first win of the season, beating Old Dominion 6-5.
Jonathan King got the ball for the Yellow Jackets in the opener and the matched ODU’s southpaw Ryan Yarbrough almost identically. King threw four innings and gave up five hits and three runs, while Yarbrough also tossed four innings, while giving up four hits and three runs of his own.
It probably wasn’t the ideal way for King to start out the season, but he did pitch well enough to keep his team in the game and give them an opportunity to get the win.
Juniors Daniel Spingola (CF) and Thomas Smith (2B) made sure the win was in order with a game tying RBI triple and go-ahead RBI single, respectively in the seventh inning. Those two back-to-back hits would give the Yellow Jackets a 6-5 lead they would hold the rest of the game. Spingola went 1-4 with a run and the aforementioned RBI in the leadoff spot, while Smith was 2-4 with two RBIs hitting right behind in the second spot.
Dusty Isaacs did an excellent job in relief for Georgia Tech, throwing the final 3.1 frames and allowing just one hit while striking out two.
One game down for the Yellow Jackets. Two more to go. Be sure to check back with us tomorrow for the result of Georgia Tech’s matchup with Radford and Sunday for a recap of GT-VCU and a tournament break down.