DURHAM, N.C. — Chris House tied a career-high with four RBIs and Deck McGuire scattered five hits over eight innings to improve to 10-0 on the season as seventh-ranked Georgia Tech defeated Duke 10-3 at Jack Coombs Field.
With the win, the Yellow Jackets (34-13-1) improved to 17-8-1 against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents and are one game ahead of North Carolina in the race for the Coastal Division title after the Tar Heels dropped a 3-1 decision at Boston College earlier in the day.
The two teams will meet again at 2 p.m. today in the second game of the series.
McGuire (10-0) became the first Tech pitcher to win 10 games in a season since Blake Wood tallied 11 in 2006, and he’s one of just seven Yellow Jackets to accomplish the feat in the last decade. He gave up just two runs on five hits while striking out seven and walking only one in his eight innings of work.