This Week In Georgia Tech Baseball

If Georgia Tech's week were a book title it would have been named "The Week That Could Have Been". The Jackets entered the week on a six game winning streak having swept both Georgia Southern and Maryland the previous week. They won the first two games of the week only to see their streak end by losing two games in the final inning.

If Georgia Tech's week were a book title it would have been named "The Week That Could Have Been". The Jackets entered the week on a six game winning streak having swept both Georgia Southern and Maryland the previous week. They won the first two games of the week only to see their streak end by losing two games in the final inning.

The Jackets opened the week by beating Wofford 11-8 on Tuesday. Eddie Burns got credit for the win while only going 3 innings. Coach Danny Hall wanted a rested Burns for the Miami series. Burns was needed as John Goodman's status for the series was questionable. Jarad Hyatt pitched two scoreless innings and Matt Wieters came in to get the save.

The Jacket attack was led by Tony Plagman, Matt Wieters and Michael Fisher. Plagman hit his first career homer and contributed three RBIs. Wieters also chipped in with three RBIs.

Georgia Tech traveled to Miami to open a three game series with Miami on Friday and came away with their eighth straight victory. The final was 9-2. The win increased the Jackets lead over Miami to 4 games and gave Coach Danny Hall his 600th win at Tech.

David Duncan improved his record to 5-2 by going five and one-third innings. Brad Rulon, Jared Hyatt, Tim Ladd and Chris Hicks all pitched in relief to preserve the win.

Wally Crancer's three run homer put the Jackets ahead for good. The team made good use of their seven hits as five of them were for extra bases. Matt Wieters led the attack with two hits.

With Goodman unable to pitch Saturday, Coach Hall gave the start to Eddie Burns. Burns gave the Jackets another strong performance giving up only one earned run in six and one-third innings of work. His work went for naught as Miami rallied for a 5-2 win on a three run homer off of Danny Payne in the 11th inning.

The Jackets reverted to their hitting problems that plagued them in the beginning of the year by leaving too many men on base and not taking advantage of the chances they had to put the game out of reach. Matt Wieters and Michael Fisher led the Tech offense with two hits apiece.

The rubber game of the series ended in similar fashion to Saturday's ending as Miami pushed across one run on one hit off of Matt Wieters in their final at bat. The run in the bottom of the ninth gave Miami an 8-7 win. The run was a result of two walks and an rbi single.

The loss left Tech in third place in the Coastal Division. They trail Virginia by one game and hold a two game edge on Miami. The Jackets have a rare week coming up without any midweek games. They resume play Friday in Charlottesville for a three game series with Virginia.

Leaders - Michael Fisher again paced the Jacket hitting with 6 hits on the week. Matt Wieters was next with five hits. Matt led the Jackets in ribi with five followed by Wally Crancer with four. Eddie Burns logged nine and one- third innings giving up only eight hits and three earned runs.


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