Georgia Tech loses to Vanderbilt in NCAA Tournament

Georgia Tech pitcher Zach Maxwell (41) hands the ball over to coach Danny Hall during an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game against Vanderbilt on Saturday, June 5, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (George Walker IV/The Tennessean via AP)
Georgia Tech pitcher Zach Maxwell (41) hands the ball over to coach Danny Hall during an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game against Vanderbilt on Saturday, June 5, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (George Walker IV/The Tennessean via AP)

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Credit: AP

Georgia Tech came up just a little short in its latest comeback.

Drew Compton hit a two-run, two-out home run to draw within one run in the ninth inning but the Jackets fell to Vanderbilt 4-3 in the Nashville Regional of the NCAA Tournament Saturday night.

Three errors and four unearned runs proved too much to overcome for the Jackets against the No. 4 Commodores.

The Yellow Jackets (30-24) got a solid start from freshman Marquis Grissom, Jr. (1-3), who worked 4 1/3 innings and allowed just two hits. He was charged with four runs but none were earned.

Tech took the lead in the top of the fourth when Kevin Parada drilled a 3-1 pitch to left center for a leadoff home run. Vanderbilt (42-15) scored twice in the bottom half of the fourth and two in the fifth.

Georgia Tech pitcher Dalton Smith throws against Vanderbilt in the sixth inning during an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game Saturday, June 5, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (George Walker IV/The Tennessean via AP)
Georgia Tech pitcher Dalton Smith throws against Vanderbilt in the sixth inning during an NCAA college baseball tournament regional game Saturday, June 5, 2021, in Nashville, Tenn. (George Walker IV/The Tennessean via AP)

Credit: George Walker IV

Credit: George Walker IV

Tech’s Dalton Smith pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and striking out four.

Vanderbilt starter Jack Leiter (9-3) struck out 11 in six innings. He gave up one earned run and three hits.

Georgia Tech has played nine one-run games in its last 13, winning six of them.

Georgia Tech plays Indiana State Sunday at 3 p.m. in an elimination game in a rematch against Indiana State.

The Jackets used a seventh-inning rally to climb back from a 6-2 deficit to win 7-6 over Indiana State in their opening game of the regional at Hawkins Field on Friday afternoon.

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