The outlook for Georgia Tech’s baseball team’s season improved Saturday night. It looked even better Sunday.
After a five-run rally in the ninth inning beat North Carolina Saturday, the Yellow Jackets took the series Sunday with a 3-0 win Sunday to take the series 2-1. Tech, ranked No. 13 by Baseball America, jumped from No. 9 to No. 8 in estimated RPI and bettered its chances of earning one of the eight national bids, which would keep the Jackets at home through the NCAA super regionals. More importantly, it gave a lift to a team that, aside from a non-conference series sweep last weekend, had been sliding.
“It’s a huge win for us momentum-wise, especially last night when we got the big win,” first baseman Jake Davies said. “Hopefully, that’ll carry over into the NCAA tournament and the ACC tournament.”
Prior to their three-game sweep of Illinois-Chicago and Tuesday win over Savannah State, Tech was 10-10 in its last 20 games, including series losses to Clemson and Virginia.