Pitt Evens Series with 8-6 Win Saturday

May 9, 2015
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Georgia Tech
Georgia Tech
(31-18, 12-14)
Game 49
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Pitt
(17-30, 6-20)
WP: Marc Berube (2-7) | LP: Ben Parr (5-3) | SV: Rich Condeelis (1)

Box Score

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TECH STARTERS: Innis/LF, Bailey/2B, Gonzalez/3B, Murray/C, Johnson/DH, Smith/1B, Peurifoy/CF, Spingola/RF, Justus/SS, Parr/SP.

PITT STARTERS: Wright/LF, Leblanc/SS, Vazquez/RF, Kowalczyk/C, Schnurbusch/CF, Sherman/3B, Frabasilio/DH, Hess/1B, Pazos/2B, Berube/SP

THE BASICS:
• Georgia Tech rallied late, but a five-run sixth inning by Pitt was the difference as the Panthers evened the series with an 8-6 win Saturday at Russ Chandler Stadium.
• Tech scored the game's final four runs, but couldn't complete another comeback as the team's six-game win streak was halted.
• With the defeat, Tech slipped to 31-18 and 12-14 in the ACC, while Pitt improved to 17-30, 7-19.

HOW IT HAPPENED:
• Back-to-back RBI singles from Kel Johnson and Thomas Smith pulled Tech within 8-4 in sixth after the visitors' five-run uprising in the top half made it 8-2.
• The Jackets made it a two-run game in the seventh when Matt Gonzalez slapped a two-run double to the gap in right.
• Tech tried to a trigger a rally in the ninth as Kennan Innis led off with a single to left, but Pitt's Rich Condeelis finished off the Jackets by getting three consecutive outs to nail down the save.
Zac Ryan did his best to keep Tech within striking distance at 8-6, as he allowed a single and a walk to load the bases with no outs in the eighth before picking off a runner at second base and getting two straight punchouts to end the inning.
• For the second straight game in the series, Pitt grabbed an early lead with two runs in the first.
• Ryan Peuifoy's 2-run single to right tied the game at 2-2 in the second, but Pitt regained the lead with an RBI single from Jordan Frabasilio in the third.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE:
Matt Gonzalez extended his hit streak to 12 games after he went 2-for-5 with two RBI.
• Visiting starter Marc Berube improved to 2-7 on the year, throwing 5.2 innings allowing four runs on six hits.
• Condeelis pitched the final 2.2 innings scoreless for Pitt to register his first save.
• Tech starting pitcher Ben Parr was tagged with the loss (5-3) after he threw 2.2 innings allowing three runs on seven hits, while striking out three.
Kel Johnson ended the day going a perfect 2-for-2 with two runs, two walks and an RBI.
A.J. Murray ripped his team-leading 16th double off the wall in right and scored in the sixth to extend his hitting streak to six games.

UP NEXT: The Yellow Jackets and Panthers finish the series Sunday at 1 p.m at Russ Chandler Stadium.