Yellow Jackets Sweep Seminoles

The Yellow Jackets baseball team won both games of Sunday's double header for a sweep of the Seminoles.

As a result of a double header win Sunday, the No. 8 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (32-9, 13-8 ACC) completed a three game sweep of No. 5 Florida State (33-10, 13-8) at Dick Howser Stadium in Tallahassee this weekend. The wins moved the Jackets into the 4th seed in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

In game one, Tim Ladd picked up the win with 5.1 innings of shutout ball in relief of Jared Hyatt. Michael Fisher led the attack with three hits and two RBIs. Matt Wieters chipped in with three RBIs and Steven Blackwood also had two. The ten runs scored was the 5th game in a row that the Jackets had scored in double figures.

Game two was another version of the Jackets coming from behind to win a close game. David Duncan got the start and win going five innings. Once again the bottom of the order carried the Jackets. Andy Hawranick, Michael Trapani, and Michael Fischer combined for 7 hits in the 8-7 win. Steven Blackwood had two outstanding fielding plays including one against the wall that knocked the wind out of him and had him laying stunned on the ground for a few minutes. Matt Wieters came in to pitch the final two innings to get the save.

The 7 hits in the series by Fischer raised his batting average from .240 to .264. The tendonitis in Tim Gustafson's upper arm isn't getting better. The staff has decided to shut him down for two weeks. He'll continue treatment on his arm and if all goes well, he should return in time for the Duke series.

The Jackets' play over the weekend drew praise from the FSU fans. It also cleared out a large number of fans after the first game and silenced the infamous "animals". The stadium was less than half full for the second game of the double header. The team arrived back on campus at 1 am this morning. The team will travel to Athens on Wednesday for a 7pm game with Georgia.


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