Georgia Tech slaughtered the Pitt Panthers for six runs on six hits in the first inning as they cruised to a 19-3 win on Friday night.
The Yellow Jackets started the game with singles by Chandler Simpson. After he stole second base, Kelvin Prada Singled to score Simpson to make the score 1-0. After Prada advanced to second base on a wild pitch, Andrew Jenkins singled to center, scoring Prada. Two batters later, Tim Borden doubled that scored Jenkins. Then, Tim Borden hit a two-run homer off Billy Cochran to right field to make the score 5-0. Then the next batter Drew Compton hit a solo home run to make the score 6-0 at the end of the first inning.
The Yellow Jackets (32-21 overall, 14-15 ACC) scored two runs in the second inning, one run in the fourth inning, two in the fifth inning, four in the seventh inning, one in the eighth inning, and three in the ninth inning.
The most notable moment about the Yellow Jackets onslaught is Prada tying the single-season school record for home runs when he hit a homer off of Kyle Demi in the seventh inning. Prada has been recently nominated for the Dick Houser and the Buster Posey awards as one of not only the best catchers in the country, but the best players in the country.
Marquis Grissom Jr went six innings, allowed two runs on three hits, struck out ten batters, and allowed three walks.
Josh Overbrook hit the lone home run for Pitt in the eighth inning, and Dom Popa recorded an RBI double for the Panthers (27-25 overall, 14-14 ACC).
The Pitt Panthers will have an opportunity to bounce back against Tech in their regular-season finale Saturday at Charles L. Cost Field.