Rough night for Tech baseball

Two key  numbers from Tech’s 6-2 loss to Virginia Tech in the ACC baseball tournament on Thursday:

2 home runs allowed by Deck McGuire (8-4), which accounted for three of the Hokies’ runs.

15 strikeouts for Georgia Tech batters.

“They jumped on us early, and got a couple of home runs and got us down,” coach Danny Hall said in a statement. “I felt like we were staying in the game, but we had no answer for [Justin] Wright. When we strikeout 15 times, he’s good. He just made it tough on us to put much together. It was Virginia Tech’s night.”

Tech has had issues with left-handers this year and Hokies’ southpaw Justin Wright tied them in knots, allowing just four hits.

The Yellow Jackets will be back at it at 8 p.m. tonight against N.C. State.

In other late events, the doubles tandem of Irina Falconi and Sasha Krupina were defeated in the NCAA tennis tournament in Athens.

Falconi and Guillermo Gomez are back at it today in the singles portion of the event.

15 comments Add your comment

GT Fan...

May 28th, 2010
9:41 am

Typical Danny Hall … just like “the great” Bobby Cox — when it counts, don’t expect much out of these managers.

Tech85

May 28th, 2010
9:51 am

GT Fan… Your comment is pathetic. Each team has a stud pitcher and VaTech’s was at the top of his game. That’s baseball, a great pitching job will stop virtually any batter. There is very little a coach can do to stop a great pitching performance.

Lance Link, Secret Chimp

May 28th, 2010
10:03 am

Jesse Stone

May 28th, 2010
10:04 am

Excellent post Tech85.

DCrane

May 28th, 2010
10:14 am

Tech paid the price last night for having such a predominantly left-hand hitting lineup. Yes, Wright was good, but it makes a big mental difference in pitching when you know you are not facing , in this case, alot of right-handed hitters. Also, McGuire, while he may have talent, pitched mostly up in the strike zone all night and also constantly “missed the target” while issuing all those walks. Last thing you want to do in tournament play is put your team in a hole. Take a look at McGuire’s stats, regular season vs. tournament ( ACC & NCAA ), tale of 2 different pitchers…

Go Jackets

May 28th, 2010
10:15 am

Once again baseball proves that any individual game is a crapshoot. All that matters is whether or not lady luck shines on us in the Regionals/CWS.

Go Jackets!

Stan

May 28th, 2010
10:28 am

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ArkyTech

May 28th, 2010
10:37 am

If the post season is a crap shoot, we sure have been shooting a lot of crap the past few seasons……

GT76

May 28th, 2010
10:38 am

We probably have to get to the championship game to get a shot at a Super Regional. If we lose tonight there is a chance we may not even get a regional!

It looked to me like all the hitters were swinging for the fences (when they swung). Also took too many pitches on the curveball which looked to be hittable to me if you were looking for it.

oldtimer

May 28th, 2010
10:44 am

Isn’t this the story every year of Tech baseball, Beat up on the patsies all year and then fold it up in postseason, with rare exception. No program has more hype and fails to deliver. No program has a softer schedule, unless it is the Tech women’s basketball team.

Stan

May 28th, 2010
10:46 am

Yes he could- great players but they are all left handed. Tech will run into a team in the regional with 2 lefty starters and be done. Not very bright.

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May 28th, 2010
10:46 am

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Starring Kam Fong as Chin Ho

May 28th, 2010
2:22 pm

Dawg fan here. It’s nice to win the Conf Tournament, however, GT will host a regional (no way they won’t) so it’s not the end all be all that they play well this week. Just set up your rotation for the regionals. Good luck getting to Omaha, and kick some butt when you get there

Reality

May 29th, 2010
6:56 pm

So where is the blog to congrat Tech baseball on the win against NC State? No where. Biased ajc.