Posted: 11:53 pm Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Tech into pool play with win over Wake 

By Ken Sugiura

The Georgia Tech baseball team qualified for pool play at the ACC tournament with a 5-3 win over Wake Forest Tuesday in Greensboro, N.C.

The Yellow Jackets will start with top-seeded Miami at 3 p.m. Wednesday, then No. 4 Duke Thursday at 3 and No. 5 Clemson Friday at 3 p.m. All games will be carried on regional sports networks (Fox Sports South in Atlanta) and ESPN3.

Center fielder Daniel Spingola was instrumental as he went 3-for-4 with a double and a triple, a run scored and two RBI. Tech scored all five of its runs with two out and none on in the second inning to take a 5-0 lead. Ryan Peurifoy and Brandon Gold both singled, then Mitch Earnest doubled for a 1-0 lead.

Spingola and Mott Hyde hit back-to-back triples to push the lead to 4-0 and then Matt Gonzalez completed the scoring with an infield single.

Sam Clay’s three innings of scoreless relief and strong defense – two double plays to give Tech 66 for the season – and a pair of difficult catches by Gonzalez in left field in the ninth helped the lead stand up.

11 comments
POAD2014
POAD2014

Tech doing pretty good against the #1 team.....6-3 TECH in the 9th.

POAD2014
POAD2014

Tech has to get some hits. This Miami pitcher is bringing the heat.

juvenal
juvenal

play better against the better teams........

HarveyPooka
HarveyPooka

One game at a time.  One game at a time ....  win, and advance.

gtcaryd
gtcaryd

May the baseball Gods be with you, and a little luck wouldn't hurt either.