Fresh off Sunday’s 3-0 loss to the Tennessee Volunteers, No. 17 Georgia (16-6) defeated archrival No.14 Georgia Tech 7-1 last night at Foley Field. Coming into the game, Tech (14-7) had won four straight games against the Bulldogs in Athens.
The game had the early makings of a pitcher’s duel after Georgia starter Ben Sosebee (2-0) and Tech starter Zane Evans (0-1) did not allow a hit in the first inning. Sosebee would go on to hurl three scoreless innings to record the win. Evans would allow four runs and take the loss for the Jackets.
Brett DeLoach got the Dawgs on the board with his first home run of the year, a towering solo shot in the second inning. Georgia would score three more runs the frame thanks to Curt Powell’s RBI grounder and Conor Welton’s two-run single. The Dawgs would not trail the rest of the game.
Georgia Tech managed to find some offense in the sixth inning thanks to Jake Davies. The senior singled home Kyle Wren to give Tech its first run of the game. Tech would put two more runners on base in the sixth, but the Jackets rally hopes were squashed thanks to a strike-‘em-out-throw-‘em-out double play. Georgia pitcher Pete Nagel struck out Evans before Brandon Stephens caught Davies stealing to complete the twin killing.
The Dawgs answered Tech’s run with three of their own, creating a 7-1 lead. Jay Swinford and Blake Dieterich pitched scoreless innings for Georgia to close out the game. The Bulldogs next game is Friday against Vanderbilt, the team’s first road game of the year. Georgia Tech travels to Boston College Friday for its next game.