ATLANTA — Kevin Jacob worked 4À shutout innings while Matt Skole and Tony Plagman paced the offense with four hits apiece to lead No. 3 Georgia Tech (16-2, 6-1 ACC) to a 18-8 win over Virginia Tech (13-8, 2-6 ACC) Sunday afternoon at English Field.
With the victory, the Yellow Jackets won their sixth-consecutive Atlantic Coast Conference series, including three-straight to end the 2008 season.
Virginia Tech scored six runs over the first three innings, but Jacob (4-0) came on to hold the Hokies scoreless over the next 4À innings to earn his fourth win of the season. The sophomore right hander limited Virginia Tech to two hits while striking out five and walking only one in the game.
"I told the team after the game that (Kevin Jacob) saved the day," Tech coach Danny Hall said. "He gave us four really good innings to shut them down before we were able to get key hits to blow the game open. But he was the story of the day."
Plagman and Skole accounted for eight of Tech’s 19 hits in the game, and the corner infielders combined for nine RBI against the Hokies in the series finale.
Skole batted .667 (10-for-15) with three home runs and 11 RBIs in the three-game series against Virginia Tech, while Plagman went 8-for-14 with seven RBIs.