Danny Payne and Steven Blackwood contributed the key hits for the Jackets. Payne blasted a towering grand slam that brought the Jackets back from a 6-0 deficeit and Blackwood hit a bases clearing double to break an 8-8 tie. The only thing that stopped Payne last night was a line drive off of the bat of Blackwood that hit Payne in the stomach. He was able to stay in the game.
Blake Wood continued his struggles giving up 6 runs in four innings of work. Tim Gustafson also stuggled giving up two runs without getting an out. Gus looked as thought he was still suffering from the effects of the soreness in his upper arm. The rest of the news was good though for the Jacket pitchers. Ryan Turner pitched one inning of one-two-three ball. Brad Rulon pitched 1.2 innings in relief of Gus to pick up the win and Lee Hyde was overpowering in pitching the final 2.1 innings.
The FSU version of our section ten was boisterous from the beginning of the game but was ominiously silent over the final two innings. The Jacket bats took care of that. A sign of the the recent Seminole fade was a towering fly ball in the infield by pinch hitter Wally Crancer. The ball dropped for a two run double. Crancer advanced all the way to third when nobody covered the base. That play emptied the stands.
Jared Hyatt will take the mound tonight for the 7pm start. The win last night was the Jackets 30th of the season. The left field section of Tech parents and fans grew louder and louder as the game progressed even to the point of drowning out the"animals"
Faces in the crowd - The parents of former Jacket Tyler Greene. Tyler is currently playing in an upper A league in Florida for the Cardinals. He phoned his greetings to the Jacket "family" during the game.