Jack Leiter’s stable begin keys Vanderbilt baseball’s win over Georgia Tech

It wasn’t dominant, like Friday’s  victory against Presbyterian. It wasn’t particularly dramatic, like Georgia Tech’s Friday win against Indiana State. But in the end, the Commodores came out with a win against the Yellow Jackets, 4-3 on Saturday in the Nashville Regional.

Jack Leiter was able to keep Georgia Tech’s potent offense largely in check and Vanderbilt, while showing some struggles on offense, took advantage of every Yellow Jackets mistake. Saturday, it was the Commodores (42-15) who found a way to win and earned their way straight to the regional final Sunday (8 p.m.).

Solid start for Leiter

Against a potent offensive team in Georgia Tech (30-24), Leiter put up a solid start, going six innings and allowing one run on three hits and two walks and struck out 11. His one trouble spot came in the fourth inning, when he allowed a leadoff home run to Kevin Parada, but he minimized damage after that. He threw strikes and showed the stuff that has made him a projected top-10 MLB draft pick.

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