April 6, 2001

KELLY HURLS TECH PAST DUKE 9-2

DURHAM, N.C.--Junior Steve Kelly threw seven shutout innings, while senior Brad Stockton belted a grand slam, as third-ranked Georgia Tech defeated Duke 9-2 at Jack Coombs Field in Durham.

Tech (25-7, 7-3 ACC) second baseman Richard Lewis led off the game with his team-leading seventh home run of the season to give the Jackets an early 1-0 lead.

A two-run home run by Jason Basil in the top of the second extended the Jackets lead to 3-0.

After singles by Matt Murton, Jason Perry and Jason Basil loaded the bases to lead off the top of the fourth, Stockton's grand slam upped the margin to 7-0. Lewis later scored from first base on a single by Victor Menocal as Tech's lead grew to 8-0.

Meanwhile, Kelly (5-1) held the Blue Devils in check, scattering just six hits over seven innings, while walking five and striking out four.

Duke (16-19, 4-5 ACC) got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the eighth on a two-run single by Brian Smith off Tech reliever Aaron Walker.

An RBI single by Basil in the top of the ninth provided the final 9-2 margin.

Andy Mitchell and Jeff Watchko pitched shutout ball over the final 1.1 innings to close out the Blue Devils.

Duke starting pitcher Greg Burke (2-4) lasted just two innings, having yielded three runs on two hits.

Basil led the Tech attack with three hits, while Lewis, Perry and Murton each tallied two hits for the Jackets, who compiled 13 as a team in the game.

The Jackets and Blue Devils will continue their three game Atlantic Coast Conference series at Jack Coombs Field on Saturday evening at 7 p.m.

                      2001 Georgia Tech Baseball
                         GEORGIA TECH at DUKE
           Apr 06, 2001 at Durham, N.C. (Jack Coombs Field)

GEORGIA TECH 9 (25-7,7-3 ACC)        DUKE 2 (16-19,4-5 ACC)
                  AB  R  H RBI                         AB  R  H RBI
Lewis, R. ss/2b    5  2  2  1        Kevin Kelly ss      5  0  0  0 
Menocal, V. 3b/ss  5  0  1  1        JD Alleva 3b        3  0  2  0 
Prince, B. c       5  0  1  0        Troy Caradonna c    4  0  1  0 
Murton, M. dh      5  2  2  0        Larry Broadway 1b   2  0  0  0 
Perry, J. 1b       3  2  2  0        Adam Loftin ph/1b   1  1  1  0 
Basil, J. rf       5  2  3  3        Drew Jerdan dh      4  0  0  0 
Stockton, B. lf    3  1  1  4        Wes Goodner cf      4  0  2  0 
 Kail, J.H. ph/lf  2  0  0  0        David Mason rf      4  1  1  0 
Boggs, M. 2b       2  0  0  0        Doug Bechtold lf    1  0  0  0 
 Parker, T. ph     1  0  0  0        Bryan Smith ph/2b   2  0  1  2 
 Jackson, B. 3b    0  0  0  0        Scott Grossi 2b/lf  3  0  1  0 
Rynders, W. cf     4  0  1  0        Brian Patrick ph/lf 1  0  0  0 
Kelly, S. p        0  0  0  0        Greg Burke p        0  0  0  0 
Walker, A. p       0  0  0  0        Jeff Alleva p       0  0  0  0 
Mitchell, A. p     0  0  0  0        Colin Begley p      0  0  0  0 
Watchko, J. p      0  0  0  0        Patrick Hann p      0  0  0  0 
                                     Kevin Perry p       0  0  0  0 
Totals......      40  9 13  9        Totals......       34  2  9  2 

Score by innings:                      R  H  E
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GEORGIA TECH          120 500 001   -  9 13  1
DUKE                  000 000 020   -  2  9  0
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E - Menocal, V.(12). DP - GEORGIA TECH 2. LOB - GEORGIA TECH 7; DUKE 10. 
2B - Wes Goodner(5); David Mason(5). HR - Lewis, R.(7); Basil, J.(6); Stockton, B.(3). 

                       IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF Fly Gnd  NP
Kelly, S. W 5-1       7.0  6  0  0  5  4   1  0  0  0   25 30   3 11  101
Walker, A.            0.2  3  2  2  0  1   0  0  0  0    5  5   1  0   12
Mitchell, A.          0.1  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0    1  1   0  1    2
Watchko, J.           1.0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0    3  3   2  1   14

Greg Burke L 2-4      2.0  2  3  3  1  0   0  0  0  0    8  9   5  1   34
Jeff Alleva           2.0  6  5  5  0  1   0  0  0  0   12 12   1  4   37
Colin Begley          2.0  0  0  0  1  0   0  0  0  0    6  7   3  3   20
Patrick Hann          1.0  1  0  0  1  0   0  0  0  0    4  5   1  2   21
Kevin Perry           2.0  4  1  1  0  2   0  0  0  0   10 10   3  1   40

WP - Kelly, S.(4). 

Strikeouts - Lewis, R.; Kail, J.H. 2; Drew Jerdan 2; David Mason; Doug
Bechtol; Scott Grossi. Walks - Perry, J. 2; Boggs, M.; JD Alleva 2; 
Troy Caradonna; Larry Broadway; Doug Bechtold. 

Umpires - Home: Wayne Morris  1st: Bruce Ravan  3rd: A.J. Lostaglio  
Start: 7:06 p.m.  Time: 2:38   Attendance: 405