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Georgia Tech tops Illinois-Chicago
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ATLANTA — Cole Leonida and Thomas Nichols drove in three runs apiece, and right-hander Brandon Cumpton picked up his seventh win of the season as Georgia Tech clinched the series with an 11-5 win over Illinois-Chicago Saturday night at Russ Chandler Stadium.

With the win, the Jackets improved to 38-9 overall and matched their win total from 2009.

Tech has had at least 38 wins in a season in 16 of head coach Danny Hall’s 17 years on the Flats. The Flames fell to 17-25 with the loss.

“We scored in most of the innings tonight, and that is a good sign,” Tech coach Danny Hall said.

“It means that we are going in there and competing and battling at the plate, and that is what you want to see. Every inning you want to try to score.”

Cumpton (7-2) recorded the win on the mound Saturday, giving the Jackets three seven game winners on the season.

The Evan native pitched 5.0 innings, allowing just two runs on three hits while striking out four.

Leonida had three hits on the day to go with his three RBI, one coming on a double off the wall in right field off of UIC starter Tim Seminski in the first inning.

The series concludes at 1 p.m. today at Russ Chandler Stadium.

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