Six Georgia pitchers combined to allow just one run on four hits to lead the Bulldogs past the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, 5-1, on Tuesday night. The Georgia pitching staff also combined to strike out 15 and walk four.
Freshman right-hander Zac Kristofak started and threw 3.0 shutout innings. He allowed just three base runners and struck out three.
Five Bulldogs relief pitchers finished the last six frames and yielded a run on two hits. Junior right-hander Drew Moody was particularly impressive, striking out four of the five batters he faced in the seventh and eighth innings.
The Georgia offense spotted its pitching staff three runs in the bottom of the first. Freshman center fielder Tucker Maxwell doubled to begin the frame and scored three batters later when junior left fielder Keegan McGovern singled.
The next batter, sophomore catcher Michael Curry, doubled, which scored third baseman Aaron Shunk, who walked after Maxwell’s double. McGovern scored the third run when the next hitter grounded out to second.
McGovern and shortstop Cam Shepherd both went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored. Shepherd hit a solo home run, his first of the season, in the third. Curry was also 2-for-3 with an RBI. All three hitters walked as well.