Thursday, May 22, 2008

Baseball: Pitching Can't Contain Caines

In the end, it was all about pitching. The Jackets just didn't have it against maybe the best hitting team in the nation. They gave up 6 long-balls including the death-blow 3-run shot in the top of the 9th - with GT leading. That was all she wrote. You just can't keep the ball up in the strike zone and expect to win.

You have to give it to the Tech hitters. They battled and battled, just like in the NCST game. They kept getting guys on base and bringing them home, including 4 in the 6th and another 3 in the 8th. They just couldn't hold the lead.

That means we're out of the ACC championship, although a win Saturday against Clemson would ensure a solid showing overall and maybe give us a shot at a regional. Maybe.

Stay tuned.