Blackwood hit a three run 7th inning home run to erase a 6-3 Duke lead. The homer was the second of the game for Blackwood. The Jackets won the game in the 10th on a game ending double by Whit Robbins that scored Jeff Kindel from first. Wally Crancer led the Jacket attack with 3 hits.
Once again, the bullpen bailed out the Jackets. Brad Rulon and Tim Ladd pitched 3.2 innings of shutout ball. Ladd picked up the win to move his record to 5-3. Blake Wood struggled through 6.1 innings of work giving up 6 runs.
The 6 RBIs by Blackwood moved him over the 200 rbi mark for his career. This, combined with his 261 career hits, makes him only the second player in Tech history. The only other player to do this was Jason Varitek.
Coach Danny Hall made some changes in the lineup moving Kindel from right to leftfield in order to shore up the outfield. He also inserted Feltes at third and moved Robbins back to first. Wes Hodges pinch hit but was still noticably limping. Danny Payne does not appear to be any closer to returning to the lineup.
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