One final loss closes out Georgia Tech’s forgettable season

Georgia Tech pitcher Xzavion Curry (1) throws against Wake Forest during the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, May. 25, 2017. (Timothy D. Easley/ via AP)

Two days after losing in 13 innings, Georgia Tech lost in the conventional nine at the ACC Tournament Thursday, again with a most frustrating final act.

The Yellow Jackets lost 5-4 to Wake Forest in Louisville, Ky., in its second and final pool-play game They led 4-1 going into the top of the ninth and were one strike away from salvaging a win before a wild pitch, triple and error delivered the game-tying and game-winning runs for the Demon Deacons.

With the defeat, Tech ended its season at 27-28, the team’s first losing record since 1981.

A superior start from Tech pitcher Xzavion Curry went to waste – six innings, one run, one hit, eight strikeouts against one walk. In his final game, first baseman Coleman Poje was 3-for-5 with 2 RBI and one run scored.

Tech had already been eliminated from the tournament on Tuesday in a 6-5 loss to Miami in 13 innings in its first game. Because the tiebreaker in the three-team pools was seeding, No. 10 seed Tech could not advance after losing its opener.

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