January 29, 1999

AUBURN BLOWS LEAD, BUT HOLDS ON TO TOPPLE GEORGIA TECH, 17-12

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Twelfth-ranked Auburn tagged Georgia Tech all-America Chuck Crowder for six runs in the first two innings and raced to an early 8-1 lead, but needed a six-run outburst in the eighth inning to hold off the No. 2 Yellow Jackets, 17-12, Friday night in the ACC/Disney Baseball Blast at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex.

In the season opener for both teams, Auburn collected 19 hits, took advantage of 12 walks by Tech's pitching staff, and scored in every inning except the fifth. Todd Faulkner led the way with five hits and three RBI, and Chad Wandall drove in four runs with three hits for the Tigers. Each contributed a key two-RBI hit in Auburn's eighth-inning strike.

Starting pitcher Hayden Gliemmo (1-0) earned the victory, allowing four runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings, but needed help from four relievers to preserve the Tiger win. Crowder (0-1) lasted just 1 2/3 innings, surrendering six runs on five hits. The Jackets used five more pitchers before the night was through.

Jason Basil had a three-run homer to key the comeback by Tech, which scored four times each in the sixth and seventh innings to get within 10-9.

The Jackets meet Oklahoma, a 10-9 winner of Maryland Friday, at 3 p.m. Saturday.


Jan 29, 1999 at Lake Buena Vista, FL 
(Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex)

AUBURN 17 (1-0)
Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A
Dominic Rich cf...........  5  2  1  1    2  1  1  0 
Mailon Kent rf............  3  2  0  1    2  2  1  0 
Casey Dunn c..............  5  3  1  1    2  1  7  0 
Todd Faulkner 1b..........  7  3  5  3    0  0 12  0 
Jamie Kersh dh............  6  2  3  2    1  1  0  0 
Chad Wandall ss...........  5  2  3  4    2  0  2  7 
Derek Reif lf.............  4  1  1  1    1  0  0  0 
 Andrew Slater ph.......... 1  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
 Tucker Dearth lf.......... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
Gabe Gross 3b.............  5  0  2  2    1  1  1  1 
John Tyler 2b.............  5  2  3  1    1  0  3  4 
Hayden Gliemmo p..........  0  0  0  0    0  0  0  1 
 Jon Renfro p.............. 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
 Kevin Knorst p............ 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
 Brad Weis p............... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
 Colter Bean p............. 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
Totals.................... 46 17 19 16   12  6 27 13 


GEORGIA TECH 12 (0-1)
Name (Pos)                 AB  R  H RBI  BB SO PO  A
Matthew Boggs 2b..........  4  1  2  2    1  0  3  5 
Victor Menocal ss.........  6  0  0  0    0  2  1  4 
Bryan Prince 1b...........  3  0  0  0    0  0 10  0 
 Stephen Donaghey ph/1b.... 2  1  0  0    1  2  2  1 
Eric McQueen c............  5  3  3  1    0  2  6  1 
Derik Goffena lf/cf.......  6  2  1  0    0  0  1  0 
Jason Basil rf/lf.........  3  2  1  3    2  0  1  0 
Jahmal Overton dh.........  1  0  0  0    1  0  0  0 
 Jason Atha dh............. 1  2  0  1    2  0  0  0 
Mark Teixeira 3b..........  3  1  1  2    2  0  1  2 
Kevin Rollins cf..........  1  0  0  0    1  0  0  0 
 Brad Stockton ph/rf....... 1  0  1  0    0  0  0  0 
 Richard Lewis ph/cf....... 1  0  1  2    0  0  1  0 
Chuck Crowder p...........  0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
 Kevin Cameron p........... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
 Brad Busbin p............. 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  1 
 Jesse Thompson p.......... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  1 
 Rhett Parrott p........... 0  0  0  0    0  0  1  0 
 Andy Mitchell p........... 0  0  0  0    0  0  0  0 
Totals.................... 37 12 10 11   10  6 27 15 



Score by innings:                      R  H  E
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AUBURN                331 101 161   - 17 19  3
GEORGIA TECH          100 004 430   - 12 10  3
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E - G.Gross 3(3), V.Menocal(1), B.Prince(1), M.Teixeira(1). 
DP - AUBURN 3, GEORGIA TECH 1. LOB - AUBURN 16, GEORGIA TECH 11. 
2B - T.Faulkner(1), J.Kersh(1). HR - J.Basil(1). 
SB - M.Kent(1), J.Tyler 3(3), M.Boggs(1), E.McQueen(1). 
SH - M.Kent 2(2). 

AUBURN                 IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB BF
Hayden Gliemmo......  5.1   5   4   4   3   2  20 24 
Jon Renfro..........  1.0   2   3   2   1   1   6  8 
Kevin Knorst........  0.0   0   2   0   2   0   0  2 
Brad Weis...........  0.2   2   1   1   1   0   4  5 
Colter Bean.........  2.0   1   2   2   3   3   7 11 

GEORGIA TECH           IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  AB BF
Chuck Crowder.......  1.2   5   6   4   5   2  10 15 
Kevin Cameron.......  2.0   2   2   2   3   1   9 12 
Brad Busbin.........  1.1   1   0   0   0   1   5  5 
Jesse Thompson......  2.0   5   4   4   2   1  12 14 
Rhett Parrott.......  1.0   3   4   4   2   0   5  8 
Andy Mitchell.......  1.0   3   1   1   0   1   5  6 

Win - H.Gliemmo 1-0.  Loss - C.Crowder 0-1.  Save - None.
WP - B.Weis(1). 
HBP - by H.Gliemmo (M.Boggs), by J.Renfro (E.McQueen), by C.Bean (R.Lewis). 
Umpires - Home: Tony Thompson  1st: Rick Darby  3rd: Steve Manders  
Start: 7:10 pm   Time: 4:06   Attendance: 1310
K.Knorst faced two batters in the 7th.
J.Thompson faced two batters in the 8th.
B.Weis faced one batter in the 8th.


PLAY-BY-PLAY AUBURN inning 1 D.Rich struck out looking (2-2). M.Kent walked (3-2). M.Kent stole second. C.Dunn reached on a throwing error by 3b (1-2). T.Faulkner singled to center field, RBI (2-2); C.Dunn advanced to second; M.Kent scored. J.Kersh singled to right field, RBI (0-0); T.Faulkner advanced to third; C.Dunn scored, unearned. C.Wandall walked (3-2); J.Kersh advanced to second. D.Reif reached on a fielder's choice, RBI (3-2); C.Wandall out at second 2b to ss; J.Kersh advanced to third; T.Faulkner scored, unearned. G.Gross struck out (1-2). 3 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. GEORGIA TECH inning 1 M.Boggs hit by pitch (0-0). M.Boggs stole second. V.Menocal struck out (1-2). B.Prince grounded out to ss (1-1); M.Boggs advanced to third. E.McQueen singled to second base, RBI (2-1); M.Boggs scored. D.Goffena reached on a fielder's choice (2-2); E.McQueen out at second ss to 2b. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. AUBURN inning 2 J.Tyler walked (3-2). D.Rich grounded into double play 2b to 1b (0-2); J.Tyler out on the play. M.Kent walked (3-0). C.Dunn walked (3-0); M.Kent advanced to second. T.Faulkner singled to shortstop (1-1); C.Dunn advanced to second; M.Kent advanced to third, scored on an error by ss. J.Kersh singled to right field, RBI (1-0); T.Faulkner advanced to third; C.Dunn scored. C.Wandall singled to right field, RBI (0-0); J.Kersh advanced to second; T.Faulkner scored. K.Cameron to p for C.Crowder. D.Reif flied out to rf (1-1). 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB. GEORGIA TECH inning 2 J.Basil grounded out to ss (2-2). J.Overton popped up to 1b (2-2). M.Teixeira singled to center field (1-1). K.Rollins grounded out to c unassisted (2-1). 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. AUBURN inning 3 G.Gross grounded out to 2b (0-0). J.Tyler singled to center field. J.Tyler stole second. D.Rich walked. J.Tyler stole third. M.Kent grounded out to 3b, RBI; D.Rich advanced to second; J.Tyler scored. C.Dunn struck out. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. GEORGIA TECH inning 3 M.Boggs reached on an error by 3b. V.Menocal grounded out to 3b (2-1); M.Boggs advanced to second. B.Prince grounded out to 2b (0-1); M.Boggs advanced to third. E.McQueen struck out (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB. AUBURN inning 4 T.Faulkner grounded out to ss. J.Kersh grounded out to 2b. C.Wandall walked. D.Reif singled to right field; C.Wandall advanced to third. G.Gross walked; D.Reif advanced to second. J.Tyler reached on a fielder's choice, RBI; G.Gross advanced to second; D.Reif advanced to third; C.Wandall scored. B.Busbin to p for K.Cameron. D.Rich grounded out to p. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. GEORGIA TECH inning 4 D.Goffena flied out to cf (2-2). J.Basil walked (3-2). J.Overton walked (3-1); J.Basil advanced to second. M.Teixeira grounded into double play p to ss to 1b (1-2); J.Overton out on the play. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. AUBURN inning 5 M.Kent struck out. C.Dunn grounded out to ss. T.Faulkner singled to shortstop. J.Kersh reached on a fielder's choice; T.Faulkner out at second ss to 2b. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. GEORGIA TECH inning 5 K.Rollins walked (3-0). M.Boggs grounded into double play 2b to ss to 1b (0-1); K.Rollins out on the play. V.Menocal grounded out to 2b (1-2). 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. AUBURN inning 6 J.Thompson to p for B.Busbin. C.Wandall fouled out to 3b. D.Reif walked. G.Gross singled to right field; D.Reif advanced to second. J.Tyler singled to third base; G.Gross advanced to second; D.Reif advanced to third. D.Rich reached on an error by 1b, RBI; J.Tyler advanced to second; G.Gross advanced to third; D.Reif scored. M.Kent struck out. C.Dunn fouled out to lf. 1 run, 2 hits, 1 error, 3 LOB. GEORGIA TECH inning 6 B.Prince flied out to rf (1-1). E.McQueen singled to center field (0-0). D.Goffena singled to center field (2-1); E.McQueen advanced to second. J.Basil homered to right field, 3 RBI (0-0); D.Goffena scored; E.McQueen scored. J.Atha to dh for J.Overton. J.Renfro to p for H.Gliemmo. J.Atha fouled out to 3b. M.Teixeira walked. B.Stockton pinch hit for K.Rollins. B.Stockton singled to right field; M.Teixeira advanced to second. M.Boggs singled to center field, RBI; B.Stockton advanced to second; M.Teixeira scored. V.Menocal lined out to 2b. 4 runs, 5 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. AUBURN inning 7 D.Goffena to cf. J.Basil to lf. B.Stockton to rf. T.Faulkner fouled out to 1b. J.Kersh doubled to left field. C.Wandall singled to center field, RBI; J.Kersh scored. D.Reif grounded out to ss; C.Wandall advanced to second. G.Gross grounded out to p. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. GEORGIA TECH inning 7 S.Donaghey pinch hit for B.Prince. S.Donaghey struck out. E.McQueen hit by pitch. E.McQueen stole second. D.Goffena reached on an error by 3b. K.Knorst to p for J.Renfro. J.Basil walked; D.Goffena advanced to second; E.McQueen advanced to third. J.Atha walked, RBI; J.Basil advanced to second; D.Goffena advanced to third; E.McQueen scored. B.Weis to p for K.Knorst. J.Atha advanced to second on a wild pitch; J.Basil advanced to third; D.Goffena scored, unearned. M.Teixeira reached on an error by 3b, RBI; J.Atha advanced to third; J.Basil scored, unearned. R.Lewis pinch hit for B.Stockton. R.Lewis singled, bunt, RBI; M.Teixeira advanced to second; J.Atha scored, unearned. M.Boggs singled to left field; R.Lewis advanced to second; M.Teixeira advanced to third. V.Menocal grounded into double play ss to 2b to 1b; M.Boggs out on the play. 4 runs, 2 hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB. AUBURN inning 8 S.Donaghey to 1b. D.Goffena to lf. J.Basil to rf. R.Lewis to cf. J.Tyler singled to third base, bunt. J.Tyler stole second. D.Rich walked. R.Parrott to p for J.Thompson. M.Kent grounded out to 3b, SAC; D.Rich advanced to second; J.Tyler advanced to third. C.Dunn intentionally walked. T.Faulkner doubled to left field, 2 RBI; C.Dunn advanced to third; D.Rich scored; J.Tyler scored. J.Kersh intentionally walked. C.Wandall singled to center field, 2 RBI; J.Kersh advanced to second; T.Faulkner scored; C.Dunn scored. A.Slater pinch hit for D.Reif. A.Slater out at first 1b to p; C.Wandall advanced to second; J.Kersh advanced to third. G.Gross singled to right field, 2 RBI; C.Wandall scored; J.Kersh scored. J.Tyler flied out to cf. 6 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. GEORGIA TECH inning 8 T.Dearth to lf for A.Slater. S.Donaghey walked. C.Bean to p for B.Weis. E.McQueen singled to right field; S.Donaghey advanced to second. D.Goffena popped up to 1b. J.Basil grounded out to ss; E.McQueen advanced to second; S.Donaghey advanced to third. J.Atha walked. M.Teixeira walked, RBI; J.Atha advanced to second; E.McQueen advanced to third; S.Donaghey scored. R.Lewis hit by pitch, RBI; M.Teixeira advanced to second; J.Atha advanced to third; E.McQueen scored. M.Boggs walked, RBI; R.Lewis advanced to second; M.Teixeira advanced to third; J.Atha scored. V.Menocal struck out. 3 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 3 LOB. AUBURN inning 9 A.Mitchell to p for R.Parrott. D.Rich singled to left field. M.Kent out at first c to 2b, SAC; D.Rich advanced to second. C.Dunn singled to left field, RBI; D.Rich scored. T.Faulkner singled to left field; C.Dunn advanced to second. J.Kersh struck out looking. C.Wandall grounded out to 2b. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB. GEORGIA TECH inning 9 S.Donaghey struck out. E.McQueen struck out. D.Goffena grounded out to 1b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.