ATLANTA, Ga. – The University of Notre Dame baseball team fell behind early Saturday afternoon and never recovered in its 11-2 loss to No. 29 Georgia Tech at Russ Chandler Stadium.
How It Happened
Georgia Tech jumped out to an early lead in the first inning of play. The Yellow Jackets had three runs come around to score before the inning was over.
The Yellow Jackets continued the offensive onslaught in the second. After scoring twice, Colin Hall hit a towering three-run homer to center to give Georgia Tech a commanding lead after the first two innings.
The Irish had trouble at the plate all afternoon long as Connor Thomas continued his strong stretch. Coming off a complete game shutout win over No. 7 Louisville, Thomas mixed his pitches well and the Irish weren’t able to string together multiple hits against him.
Once the Yellow Jackets went to the bullpen, the Irish were able to get some runs on the board.
In the eighth, the Irish loaded the bases and got their first run of the afternoon. Eric Gilgenbach hit a high fly ball to center that scored Spencer Myers on the sacrifice fly.
In the ninth, Jack Alexander and Jack Zyska hit back-to-back doubles to add a run for the Irish. It was Zyska’s first career extra-base hit and his third RBI of the season.
- Eric Gilgenbach singled up the middle in the sixth to extend his hitting streak to five games.
- Alex Rao tossed a career high two innings of relief against the Yellow Jackets.
- Jack Sheehan tallied a season high with two innings pitched against Georgia Tech.
The series will be on the line when the Irish and Yellow Jackets take the field in the final game of the series Sunday afternoon. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on the ACC Network Extra.