Behind a strong performance from junior pitcher Andrew Gist the Georgia Bulldogs downed ranked Georgia Tech 3-1 on Tuesday in Atlanta. Gist turned in a career-high eight inning performance and did not surrender a run until the opening of the ninth, when he was tagged for a solo home run. Prior to that Gist struck out six and didn't walk a batter.
Gist's stellar performance came at a convenient time as the Georgia batting order struggled to break through against Tech right-hander Cole Pitts. Pitts didn't give up a run until the Diamond Dogs put one across the plate with two outs in the fifth. The Dawgs added one run in the sixth and another in the eighth to salt away the victory. Blake Cairens came in in the ninth to slam the door in relief of Gist and help the Classic City Canines snap a four game losing streak.
Georgia will now host #2 South Carolina beginning on Friday for a three game series at Foley Field.