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Jackets avoid sweep with 14-12 win
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ATLANTA — No. 3 Georgia Tech (34-7, 16-5 ACC) belted four home runs and held off a late rally by No. 20 Virginia Tech (28-14, 11-10 ACC) for a 14-12 win in the series finale Sunday at Russ Chandler Stadium.

The Hokies, however, clinched the series with a 10-3 win earlier in the day in the resumption of Saturday’s suspended game.

“I’m proud of the way our guys hung in there,” Georgia Tech coach Danny Hall said. “Virginia Tech is a very good team. It looked like we had it under control and then they scored a bunch of runs, right after we scored a bunch. I think anytime you win in the league, you have to be happy about it. We beat a good team in our last game of the series.”

Chase Burnette (12), Derek Dietrich (14), Cole Leonida (9) and Matt Skole (13) all homered in the game to give the Jackets 90 overall on the year.

Dietrich was 2-for-2 with three runs and three RBIs to close out the series. The Parma, Ohio native reached base five times in the game.

Junior left-hander Jed Bradley (6-2) allowed just three runs on six hits in six innings Sunday, striking out six in the process.

“I think he’s had two good outings in a row, and gave us a good chance to win,” said Hall of Bradley.

The Jackets return to action Tuesday, as they take on Georgia at 7 p.m. in the annual “Spring Classic for Kids” at Turner Field. The game will be televised live on SportSouth.
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