Benzor, Maloof lead UGA over Tech

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Photo by Brandon Brigman

ATLANTA -- Gwinnett pitchers factored into the win, save and loss Tuesday night at Turner Field.

That was good news for Georgia Bulldog hurlers Bryan Benzor and Tyler Maloof. It wasn't so good for Georgia Tech starter Matthew Grimes.

Benzor, a Grayson grad, had a strong relief outing for his first UGA victory and Norcross' Tyler Maloof picked up the save in the Bulldogs' 6-4 victory over ninth-ranked Tech.

Kyle Farmer (three RBIs) and Levi Hyams (two RBIs) led the offense for UGA (22-20) to support Benzor, a sophomore who entered in the second inning. The Georgia Perimeter College transfer pitched three innings of relief, allowed just one run and struck out two.

Maloof closed the door on Tech with his 14th save of the season.

Grimes, a Mill Creek grad, took the loss for the Yellow Jackets (30-12) after giving up five earned runs in 32/3 innings. He had seven strikeouts and three walks.

Daniel Palka was 3-for-4 to lead the Tech offense.