ATLANTA — A five-run fifth inning for No. 21 Georgia Tech broke a tie and propelled the Yellow Jackets to a 10-5 victory over Georgia Southern in a baseball game Wednesday night at Russ Chandler Stadium.
GSU (12-14) led early but was unable to recover from the big inning by Georgia Tech (16-10).
GSU was held to two hits through the first four innings and committed one costly error which led to two runs. Scooter Williams and Chase Griffin both tallied multi-hit games for the Eagles, with Griffin collecting three of the team's eight hits.
Georgia Tech broke open a 3-3 tie in the fifth inning and took the lead for good after batting through the order to score five runs. The Yellow Jackets tallied three of the five runs in the frame on a home run off the light pole in right field. A leadoff walk of freshman Thomas Smith came around to score on a double over the centerfielder off the bat of Sam Dove. Jake Davies reached out and poked a ball into left field to drive in the second run.
Georgia Tech starter Cole Pitts (3-1) picked up the win, striking out eight. He tossed six innings and allowed three runs on five hits to go with two walks.