ATLANTA-----Sixth-ranked Georgia Tech remained unbeaten at home, posting a 9-1 victory over Georgia Wednesday in front of 4,264 at Russ Chandler Stadium.
The Jackets built a 4-0 advantage by the second, chasing redshirt freshman pitcher Chris Webb who was making his first career start. Brandon Boggs (1-4, 2 RBI), Matthew Boggs (2-3, RBI) and Victor Menocal (3-4, 2 RBI) each had run-scoring doubles as part of a three-run second inning. Webb (0-1) surrendered four runs on four hits with one walk and a strikeout in 1.2 innings. The Bulldogs (13-6) saw their modest five-game winning streak end while the Jackets improved to 14-0 at home and 19-4 overall.
Freshman Kyle Schmidt pitched a career-long seven innings for his second victory. He allowed one run on three hits with no walks and five strikeouts.
The clubs exchanged home runs in the third inning. Georgia shorstop Jon Armitage led off the inning with his fourth of the year while right fielder Jeremy Slayden hit his fifth in the bottom of the frame off Brad Mathews to make it 5-1 Jackets. They would add a run in the fourth and fifth to extend their lead to 7-1, and then in the sixth, designated hitter Jason Perry's two-run home run off Bill Sharpton made it 9-1. Georgia used five pitchers on the evening.
Georgia returns to action Friday when it begins a three-game Southeastern Conference series with Tennessee. First pitch at Foley Field Friday will be at 6:30 pm.