Parr hits two homers as Illinois opens NCAA play with 6-4 win vs. Ga. Tech
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Jordan Parr hit two home runs to lead Illinois to a 6-4 win against Georgia Tech in the Nashville Regional of the NCAA tournament on Friday.
Illinois (35-18) jumped out to a four-run lead thanks to Parr's second multihomer game. After his twin brother, Justin Parr, led off the fourth with a single, Jordan hit a two-run homer that bounced off the top of the left-field wall. Jordan Parr then smacked the first pitch of the sixth for his eighth homer.
Kevin Duchene (9-1), the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, scattered eight hits in seven innings and allowed three runs.
The Yellow Jackets (34-26) closed the gap to 4-3 with consecutive triples by Daniel Palka and Sam Dove and a solo homer by Thomas Smith.
Illinois tacked on a pair of insurance runs in the eighth to stave off Georgia Tech, which has lost six of seven.