As of Saturday, May 12, 2012
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- It was an uncharacteristically off night for Georgia Tech's ace pitcher Friday. Former Rockdale hurler Buck Farmer allowed five earned runs in six innings of work in Tech's 6-5 loss to Virginia at Davenport Field.
After Farmer gave up the five runs through the first three innings, three coming on back-to-back home runs by Stephen Bruno and Derek Fisher in the first, he settled in and allowed just two walks over his final three frames. Meanwhile, the Yellow Jackets' offense tied the game at 5-5 in the fourth, and Virginia, ranked No. 21 by Baseball America, scored the eventual game-winning run in the eighth after Farmer had left, helping the right-hander escape with a no-decision.
Farmer, a junior, allowed five earned runs for the second time in three outings, but surrendered more than three runs for just the third time in 13 starts in 2012. His Friday outing pushed his ERA to 3.49, though the right-hander has struck out 96 batters in 87 innings pitched.