Duke

BSB: Taylor homer helps Duke past Georgia Tech

Posted May 12

Duke Logo

— Sophomore center fielder Kennie Taylor’s two-run homer in the seventh lifted Duke to a 7-5 come-from-behind victory over Georgia Tech in the series opener Friday evening at Jack Coombs Field.

Duke (25-24, 10-15 ACC) and Georgia Tech (24-23, 9-16 ACC) traded leads through the first sixth innings, resulting in a 5-4 Yellow Jacket advantage heading to the bottom of the seventh. With two outs, Taylor ran a 1-0 pitch out of the yard to put Duke back on top and the Blue Devils extended the lead the following frame.

Graduate student Nick Hendrix (1-1) recorded the final out of the seventh to get Duke out of a jam and junior Jack Labosky pitched two scoreless innings in relief to pick up his sixth save of the season.

Taylor’s long ball was one of three hits for the Tampa, Fla., native. Overall, Taylor went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double, two RBI, three runs and a stolen base.

Fellow sophomore outfielder Jimmy Herron also had three hits, posting a 3-for-5 outing with two RBI. Sophomore shortstop Zack Kone added two singles and two RBI.

Duke broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the third. Taylor doubled, Kone walked and Jalen Phillips singled to load the bases before Chris Proctor lifted a sac fly to left field for the game’s opening tally.

Georgia Tech countered the follow frame with Brandt Stallings’ fourth home run of the season. Chase Murray singled for the second time in as many at bats and Stallings lifted a 2-2 pitch over the left field wall to put the Yellow Jackets up 2-1.

Kone’s two-out, two-run base hit in the fifth once again established a Duke lead, 3-2. A Herron two-out RBI single the following stanza created a 4-2 Blue Devil advantage.

The momentum swung in the Yellow Jackets’ favor to start the seventh. A one-out walk and a pair of infield singles ultimately allowed Georgia Tech to plate three. Hendrix assumed the mound and induced a fly ball to center, but Duke trailed 5-4 heading to the bottom half.

After two quick outs, Labosky drew the walk before Taylor’s home run.

Up 6-5, Duke tacked on an eighth-inning insurance tally on Herron’s RBI double to right center.

Duke and Georgia Tech take the field for game two of the series Saturday, May 13 at 1 p.m., on ACC Network Extra.

Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • Golf: U.S. Senior Open

    Saturday at 1:00 pm on FOX50

  • US Swimming National Championships

    Saturday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Women’s PGA Championship

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MLB: NY Yankees at Houston

    Saturday at 7:00 pm on FOX50

  • NASCAR: Coke Zero 400 at Daytona

    Saturday at 8:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Golf: U.S. Senior Open

    Sunday at 1:00 pm on FOX50

  • US Swimming National Championships

    Sunday at 1:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • Women’s PGA Championship

    Sunday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • College World Series: LSU v. Florida

    Tonight at 7:00 on 99.9 The Fan

  • College World Series: LSU v. Florida

    Tomorrow at 8:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • College World Series: LSU v. Florida (If necessary

    Wednesday at 8:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • MLB: Washington at St. Louis

    Saturday at 7:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Minor League Baseball
International League
Rochester 2:35 PT3:35 MT4:35 CT5:35 ET3:35 MT5:35 ET10:35 GMT6:35 北京时间
Buffalo 
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre 3:35 PT4:35 MT5:35 CT6:35 ET4:35 MT6:35 ET11:35 GMT7:35 北京时间
Syracuse 
Gwinnett 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET5:05 MT7:05 ET12:05 GMT8:05 北京时间
Toledo 
Pawtucket 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET5:05 MT7:05 ET12:05 GMT8:05 北京时间
Lehigh Valley 
Durham 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET5:05 MT7:05 ET12:05 GMT8:05 北京时间
Indianapolis 
Columbus 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET5:05 MT7:05 ET12:05 GMT8:05 北京时间
Charlotte 
Louisville 4:05 PT5:05 MT6:05 CT7:05 ET5:05 MT7:05 ET12:05 GMT8:05 北京时间
Norfolk 
Rochester 5:05 PT6:05 MT7:05 CT8:05 ET6:05 MT8:05 ET1:05 GMT9:05 北京时间
Buffalo 
Travelers Champ (PGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1J. Spieth - z-12F
2D. Berger - y-12F
3tC. Hoffman-10F
3tD. Lee-10F
5tP. Reed-9F
5tP. Casey-9F
5tB. Weekley-9F
8tK. Streelman-8F
8tT. Merritt-8F
8tW. Simpson-8F
View Full Leaderboard
z = Won in Playoff   y = Lost in Playoff
 
NW Ark Champ (LPGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1S. Ryu-18F
2tM. Jutanugarn-16F
2tA. Yang-16F
4tS. Lewis-13F
4tM. Wie-13F
6tM. Lee-12F
6tI. Park-12F
8tM. Alex-11F
8tN. Broch Larsen-11F
10tC. Choi-10F
View Full Leaderboard
 
ATP Scoreboard
Monday, Jun. 26
AEGON International (ATP/WTA)
First Round
D. Young6 3 6   
K. Edmund4 6 3   
(8) D. Schwartzma65 6 5   
J. Donaldson77 3 4   
T. Bellucci0     
K. Anderson3     
J. Vesely3 2    
V. Pospisil6 3    
N. Mahut 
R. Haase 
N. Gombos 
B. Tomic 
C. Norrie 
H. Zeballos 
 
Antalya Open (ATP)
First Round
Y. Sugita6 6    
M. Ebden1 3    
R. Dutra Silv3 4    
R. Ramanathan6 6    
J. Sousa62 2    
R. Albot77 6    
N. Basilashvi 
M. Baghdatis 
C. Ilkel 
M. Safwat 
(6) V. Troicki 
C. Berlocq 
 
WTA Scoreboard
Monday, Jun. 26
AEGON International (ATP/WTA)
First Round
C. McHale3 0    
Y. Duan6 4    
N. Broady2 79 1   
K. Pliskova6 67 6   
S. Cirstea6 6    
K. Siniakova3 2    
N. Osaka6 6    
R. Ozaki0 1    
S. Hsieh6 2    
V. Cepede Roy4 4    
E. Bouchard 
B. Strycova 
J. Goerges 
C. Bellis 
S. Zhang 
V. Lepchenko 
F. Schiavone 
S. Peng 
Second Round
(3) K. Pliskova2     
A. Riske1     
(4) D. Cibulkova 
H. Watson 
(14) A. Pavlyuchen 
E. Mertens 
(16) D. Gavrilova 
L. Arruabarre 
(10) J. Ostapenko 
C. Suarez Nav