DUKE 5, GEORGIA TECH 3
DURHAM, N.C. — Jake Lemmerman hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning to give the Blue Devils the lead for good.
The homer broke a 3-3 tie and gave Duke (34-22, 15-15 ACC) the series win over the Jackets.
Lemmerman sent the first pitch he saw off Tech reliever Kevin Jacob over the right field wall
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Lemmerman and Tim Sherlock led the Blue Devils with two hits apiece, while Dennis O’Grady (2-2) picked up his second win.
O’Grady ran into trouble in the ninth inning after Jeff Rowland and Chris House both reached on two-out singles, but closer Michael Ness picked up the save when center fielder Will Piwnica-Worms ended the game by making a leaping catch against the center field wall on a fly ball by Luke Murton.
Matt Skole hit his 15th home run of the season to give the Yellow Jackets a 1-0 lead in the second inning.
Georgia Tech will play Miami in the ACC tournament opener. But the schedule for the tournament will not be announced until today.