March 10, 2001

PARROTT PITCHES TECH PAST N.C. STATE 5-1

ATLANTA - Rhett Parrott tossed eight strong innings and Jon Henry Kail homered and drove in two runs to lead top-ranked Georgia Tech (13-4, 1-1 ACC) to a 5-1 victory over visiting N.C. State (8-8, 1-1) on Saturday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium.

Parrott (4-1) worked eight innings and held the Wolfpack to one run on four hits, all singles, and three walks while striking out five batters. Jeff Watchko worked a scoreless ninth inning to preserve the Tech victory.

N.C. State starter Dan D'Amato (2-2) took the loss after tossing a complete game. He allowed five runs, four earned, on 10 hits and struck out five.

The Wolfpack took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third when Justin Riley led off the inning with a single, took second base on a sacrifice bunt, and came around to score on Jeremy Dutton's RBI single to right field. The Yellow Jackets answered in the bottom of that inning when Victor Menocal singled with two outs, took third base on a single from Richard Lewis, and scored on a RBI single from Bryan Prince.

A solo home run from Kail, his first of the season, gave Tech a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning.

The Yellow Jackets made the score 4-1 with two more runs in the sixth. Jason Basil doubled with one out and scored on Jason Perry's RBI triple down the right field line. A sacrifice fly to center field from Kail plated Perry with the second run of the inning.

Tech added an insurance run in the bottom of the eighth when Basil reached on an error and eventually scored on a wild pitch.

Perry and Prince each had two hits for the Yellow Jackets, who snapped a two-game losing streak. N.C. State, which ended a five-game winning streak, was led by two hits from Dutton.

Georgia Tech and N.C. State will wrap up the three-game series with the rubber match between the two schools on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.

                               2001 Georgia Tech Baseball
                                N.C. STATE at GEORGIA TECH
                    Mar 10, 2001 at Atlanta, Ga. (Chandler Stadium)

  N.C. STATE 1 (8-8,1-1 ACC)                    GEORGIA TECH 5 (13-4,1-1 ACC)
  Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                      AB  R  H BI
  ---------------------------------------       ---------------------------------------
  Jeremy Dutton 2b...........  4  0  2  1       Matthew Boggs lf...........  4  0  1  0
  Sean Walsh 3b..............  3  0  0  0       Victor Menocal ss..........  4  1  1  0
  Brian Wright lf............  2  0  0  0       Richard Lewis 2b...........  4  0  1  0
  Colt Morton c..............  4  0  0  0       Bryan Prince c.............  4  0  2  1
  David Hicks 1b.............  3  0  1  0       Jason Basil rf.............  4  2  1  0
   Eric Mosley pr............  0  0  0  0       Jason Perry 1b.............  3  1  2  1
  Jamey Shearin rf...........  3  0  0  0       Jon Henry Kail dh..........  3  1  1  2
   Daniel Caldwell ph........  1  0  1  0       Brian Jackson 3b...........  4  0  1  0
  Joe Gaetti cf..............  3  0  0  0       Wes Rynders cf.............  4  0  0  0
   Matt Butler ph............  1  0  0  0       Rhett Parrott p............  0  0  0  0
  Justin Riley dh............  4  1  1  0        Jeff Watchko p............  0  0  0  0
  Adam Miller ss.............  2  0  0  0
   Daniel Pruitt ph..........  1  0  0  0
  Dan D'Amato p..............  0  0  0  0
  Totals..................... 31  1  5  1       Totals..................... 34  5 10  4

  Score by Innings                    R  H  E
  -------------------------------------------
  N.C. STATE.......... 001 000 000 -  1  5  2
  GEORGIA TECH........ 001 102 01X -  5 10  0
  -------------------------------------------

  E - Walsh(7); Miller, A.(3). LOB - N.C. STATE 8; GEORGIA TECH 7. 
  2B - Basil, J.(4). 3B - Perry, J.(1). HR - Kail, J.H.(1). 
  HBP - Walsh. SH - Miller, A.(2). SF - Kail, J.H.(1). 
  SB - Dutton(7). CS - Menocal, V.(2).

  N.C. STATE                     IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO  NP
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Dan D'Amato  L,2-2.........   8.0 10  5  4  1  5   1  0  0  0   34 36   8 10 124

  GEORGIA TECH                   IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO  NP
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Rhett Parrott  W,4-1.......   8.0  4  1  1  3  5   0  0  1  1   27 32  14  5 114
  Jeff Watchko ..............   1.0  1  0  0  0  1   0  0  0  0    4  4   1  1  18

  Parrott, R. faced 1 batter in the 9th.

  WP - D'Amato(2). HB - Parrott, R.. Inherited runners/scored: Watchko, J. 1/0.

  Strikeouts - Walsh; Morton; Shearin; Gaetti; Butler; Miller, A.; Prince, B.; Basil,
  J.; Jackson, B. 2; Rynders, W.. Walks - Wright 2; Hicks; Perry, J..

  Umpires - Home:Paul Larson  1st:Bruce Ravan  3rd:Tony Maners
  Start: 1:33 pm   Time: 2:11   Attendance: 1073


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