After surviving a shaky first inning, Blake Wood settled down to pitch seven innings of six-hit ball for Georgia Tech in a 15-4 route of the Terps. Freshman Chris Hicks pitched the final two innings giving up three runs in the eighth.
The Jackets totaled twenty-one hits in route to the 15-4 beating. Every Jacket who came to the plate had a hit including pinch hitter Wally Crancer and backup catcher Andy Hawranick. Luke Murton led the way with four hits and Danny Payne, Jeff Kindel each had three hits.
Matt Wieters had three RBI before leaving the game after getting hit in the knee with a pitch. His replacement Andy Hawranick chipped in with two hits. Wieters stayed in the game after being hit but was replaced at the end of the Jackets half of the inning.
The win moved the Jackets ACC record to 6-4. They are now in a tie with Virginia for second place in their division. Wood's record now moves to 6-2. The Jackets take on the Terps at 7PM Saturday evening. Tim Gustafson will take the mound against Ben Pfinsgraff. Pfinsgraff pitched 7.2 innings against the Jackets last year in a 2-1 Terp victory.
-- Rod Mackenzie
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