College Sports

Georgia Tech takes rubber game at Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- After scoring five runs in the top of the second inning, it appeared it would be a routine victory for Georgia Tech on Sunday. It turned out to be far more difficult than that, as the Yellow Jackets had to hang on for a 7-6 triumph on the road against the Virginia Tech Hokies.

The tight victory helped Georgia Tech (21-11, 7-8 ACC) take the rubber game of the series after the teams split the meetings on Friday and Saturday. Daniel Spingola starred at the plate for the Yellow Jackets, going 4-for-5 with three RBIs. On the mound, Matthew Gorst came in and blanked the Hokies (17-16, 7-8) for three and one-third innings and struck out six batters to earn the save. Gorst's efforts helped keep the win intact for starter Brandon Gold (4-1).

Georgia Tech will take the field again Tuesday, as it hosts Mercer in a non-conference matchup at 6 p.m. ET.