Virginia Tech tops Georgia Tech, 6-2, in its ACC baseball tournament opener
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Justin Wright (Forest Park) struck out 15 to lead Virginia Tech past Georgia Tech, 6-2, on Thursday night at the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.
Wright allowed four hits, and the only hit he surrendered through five innings was Jay Dantzler's solo homer in the third. The junior left-hander helped the Hokies (37-19) win their tournament opener. They will face Clemson on Friday.
Austin Wates hit a two-run shot in the first inning for Virginia Tech, which is ranked No. 18 by Baseball America. Michael Seaborn also drove in two runs for the Hokies, who never trailed.
Jeff Rowland added a solo homer in the eighth for the 11th-ranked Yellow Jackets (44-12), who will face North Carolina State on Friday night.