GS traveled to Atlanta on Tuesday to face GT in the first matchup of the season, where they would fall 7-6 despite a late rally.
The Eagles and Yellow Jackets squared off in a Tuesday night matchup, and from early on GS proved they could hang with Tech, taking an early 2-0 lead in the third inning after junior infielder Steven Curry singled in a bases-loaded situation, driving in a run. Sophomore outfielder Noah Tressler grounded into a double play the next at bat, but not before a second run would come in.
The Yellow Jackets would score three runs in the fifth to take their first lead of the game, before adding another run in the sixth, extending their lead to 4-2.
GS wouldn't let the lead scare them, putting up two of their own behind a squeeze bunt from the senior outfielder, Mason Miller, and a wild pitch pushing two runs across the plate.
Despite valiant efforts from the Eagles, Tech used a three-run bottom of the seventh made it a 7-4 game to all but solidify the victory. GS tried to rally in the eighth and pushed two more runs, but 7-6 is where the score remained after the 27th out.
It was the sophomore first baseman, Jason Swan, who went 3-4 while scoring three runs in the loss to the Yellow Jackets.
Freshman RHP Jonathan Edwards got the loss in the game, his first of the season.
GS begins Sun Belt Conference action in Texas, when the travel to UT-Arlington for a three-game series from March 15-17. Junior RHP Seth Shuman is scheduled to take the mound for the Eagles Friday night, first pitch is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Ryan Kostensky, The George-Anne Sports Reporter, email@example.com