ATLANTA, Ga. An eighth-run fifth inning carried the No. 10 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets past the Presbyterian College Blue Hose Friday evening in the first game of the three-game series.

The Blue Hose now stand at 10-32 on the season. The Yellow Jackets improve to
29-11-1 for the year.


Leading the way for PC was Tony Micklon, who belted a two-run homer for the team’s only runs in the eighth inning. Jesse Harmon scored on the long ball.


PC kept the score at 0-0 through the first three innings, but the Yellow Jackets plated eight runs in the fourth. Six of the eight runs came via three-run homers.


The Blue Hose held Georgia Tech without a run in the fifth but the home team struck for four more in the sixth. One came off a solo homer while the other three runs were plated by singles.


PC was able to get things going in the eighth. Harmon started things off with a single up the middle. With one away, Micklon drilled a pitch over the left field fence. The Yellow Jackets scored four runs in the bottom half of the inning for the 16-2 victory.


The Blue Hose tallied two runs on four hits while Georgia Tech totaled 16 runs on 17 hits while committing one error.


Mack Hite, Jared Combs, Harmon and Micklon accounted for the four hits.


Garrett Moore (0-5) suffered the loss. He worked 3.2 innings while giving up seven runs on five hits. Jordan Pace tossed two frames, allowing two runs on four hits.

Travis McConnell saw time on the mound as did Charlie Abbott, Joe Hammond and Mitchell Odom.

The teams return to action tomorrow at 6 p.m.