No. 3 Miami Evens Series with 12-2 Win over No. 20 Baseball
Matt Gonzalez hit sixth home run of the season
THE FLATS – In a reversal of fortunes from the series opener, No. 20 Georgia Tech was unable to recover from a six-run deficit Sunday afternoon as No. 3 Miami evened the series with a 12-2 decision.
The loss snapped Georgia Tech’s (31-15, 11-11 ACC) four-game winning streak. It was the sixth straight loss when allowing eight or more runs.
• Georgia Tech trails the all-time series 34-56-2 (17-22-0 in Atlanta).
• Tech is 14-12 when opponents score first.
• Tech allowed a season-high four home runs.
• Tech is now 2-14 this season when allowing eight or more runs in a game.
“It was a rough 3rd inning. We gave up five runs in the 3rd. The difference in the game was (Willie) Abreu made a great catch in right field…and (Jacob) Heyward made a good catch (in left). At any rate, if they don’t make those catches, we’re scoring runs in both innings. We let them get too far out in front. They got the hits when they needed to. We couldn’t get hits to crack (Michael) Mediavilla.” – Georgia Tech head coach Danny Hall
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Miami opened the game with a 2-run 1st inning to take a 2-0 lead. With the bases loaded, Brandon Lopez singled up the middle to score Carl Chester and Christopher Barr.
• Georgia Tech cut the lead in half in the bottom of the 1st as Matt Gonzalez crushed a solo home run to straightaway centerfield.
• That would be as close as the Yellow Jackets would get on Sunday as Miami scored five runs in the 3rd inning to take a 7-1 lead.
• Tech earned a run back in the 3rd on Kel Johnson’s RBI single that scored Wade Bailey.
• Miami added two insurance runs in the 7th and three more in the 9th to take the double-digit win.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
• Georgia Tech has allowed 5+ runs in an inning 15 times (14 games). Tech is now 3-11 when allowing 5+ runs in an inning.
• Sophomore OF Kel Johnson recorded his 17th multi-hit game of season.
• Senior OF Matt Gonzalez hit his sixth home run of the season in the 1st inning.
• Sophomore 3B Trevor Craport’s hitting streak ended at 10 games.
• Connor Justus (85 games) and Kel Johnson (39 games) each extended their career-best consecutive starts streaks on Sunday vs. Miami.
The rubber match of the ACC series between No. 20 Georgia Tech and No. 3 Miami will begin at 7 p.m. Monday. The game will be broadcast live on ESPNU as well as WREK 91.1 FM.