Georgia Tech avoids being swept at ACC baseball tourney

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Luke Murton hit a three-run homer, Tony Plagman also connected and Georgia Tech beat Florida State 9-2 Saturday to avoid being swept at the Atlantic Coast Conference baseball tournament.

Murton's blast in the third inning gave the Yellow Jackets a 4-0 lead. Georgia Tech (35-17-1) has 104 home runs this season, the most in coach Danny Hall's 16 seasons in Atlanta.

Jason Stidham hit a solo homer for Florida State (42-15). The game was meaningless for the Seminoles, who already had clinched a spot in Sunday's league title game by starting 2-0 in the round-robin event.

Florida State is 4-3 in the title game but will make its first appearance since 2004.

Georgia Tech has never been swept in the ACC tournament.