ATLANTA, Ga. – The University of Akron (0-2) baseball team took a 10-3 loss from Georgia Tech (2-0) on Saturday afternoon in Russ Chandler Stadium.
Akron starter Pat Dyer had a rocky first start to the season in the loss. Dyer went 1.1 innings with four runs allowed and four walks. His record fell to 0-1 for the season. Georgia Tech's starter Dusty Isaacs earned the win.
The Zips scored their first run of the season in the top of the fourth inning when Joey Havrilak scored from third on a wild pitch. Havrilak's fourth inning run brought the score to 4-1 with Georgia Tech leading. The native of Washington, Pa., went on to finish the game with two runs scored and one base hit.
Georgia Tech rallied for five runs against Akron in the bottom of the fourth, which put Akron in a deep 9-1 hole. Reliever Michael Steensen was tagged for the damage, as he went 2.2 innings with five earned runs and six hits allowed.
UA added a pair of runs in the top of the eighth, but was too little, too late to earn the win. James Sheltrown and Brady Stewart each recorded a pair of base hits. Sheltrown also added two RBI, while Stewart scored one run.
Devan Ahart, Grant Alvarez and Matt LaRocca had one hit a piece in the contest. The whole Akron offense became more comfortable this afternoon, as they registered eight total hits compared to Friday's four total hits.
The final game of this three game series will be played on Sunday with a 1 p.m., first pitch. Freshman JT Brubaker is the probable starting pitcher for the contest.