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.