Thomas, Palka power Georgia Tech
Five-run second inning eliminates Southern Miss in Atlanta
ATLANTA -- Brandon Thomas and Daniel Palka homered in a five-run second inning, Jed Bradley pitched into the eighth and Georgia Tech beat Southern Mississippi 6-2 Saturday in the Atlanta Regional.
Expected to be a first-round pick in next week’s major league draft, Bradley (7-3) allowed eight hits and two runs with one walk and four strikeouts in 7 2-3 innings for Georgia Tech (41-20).
Southern Miss (39-19) ended the season having scored two runs in its final 34 innings.
Palka’s 11th homer, Sam Dove’s RBI single and Thomas’ third homer, a three-run shot, made it 5-0 in the second.
Josh Thomason (2-3) gave up four hits, four runs and struck out one in 1 1-3 innings for Southern Miss. The Golden Eagles’ streak of consecutive scoreless innings ended at 32 on B.A. Vollmuth’s RBI groundout in the eighth.