April 13, 2001

TECH RALLIES PAST WAKE FOREST 18-11

ATLANTA - Jason Basil homered twice and drove in seven runs and Georgia Tech used an 11-run seventh inning as the third-ranked Yellow Jackets (29-8, 9-4 ACC) rallied to an 18-11 win over visiting Wake Forest (25-11, 9-7 ACC) on Friday night at Russ Chandler Stadium in the opener of a three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series.

Wake Forest jumped out to a 7-0 lead after three innings, but Georgia Tech scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. After the Yellow Jackets loaded the bases with no outs, Richard Lewis blasted a grand slam over the left field wall for his ninth home run of the year. Basil and Brad Stockton each added RBI singles.

A solo home run from Wake Forest's Cory Sullivan made the score 8-6 in the sixth, but Tech erupted for 11 runs in the seventh to take command of the game. The inning was highlighted by a pair of three-run home runs from Basil, raising his total to nine for the season. Basil finished 3-for-5 with a career best seven RBI.

Tech starter Steve Kelly (6-1) picked up the win after settling down from a rough start. Kelly allowed eight runs on 11 hits in seven innings, although he allowed just one run in his last four innings of work. He walked two batters and struck out five.

Demon Deacon reliever Adam Hanson (4-2) took the loss after surrendering five runs on six hits in two innings.

Tech scored 18 runs on just 15 hits, but the Yellow Jackets were aided by two walks and seven hit batters. Lewis finished 2-for-4 with five RBI, while Brad Stockton added three hits in five at bats.

Wake Forest was led by Cory Slavik, who went 4-for-4 with four RBI while belting his ninth home run of the season. Ryan Johnson added three hits from the Demon Deacons.

Georgia Tech and Wake Forest will continue the three-game series on Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. each day at Russ Chandler Stadium. The games will be televised on Fox Sports Net South and broadcast on WREK Radio (91.1 FM in Atlanta).

                      2001 Georgia Tech Baseball
                      WAKE FOREST at GEORGIA TECH
            Apr 13, 2001 at Atlanta, Ga. (Chandler Stadium)

WAKE FOREST 11 (25-11,9-7 ACC)        GEORGIA TECH 18 (29-8,9-4 ACC)
                   AB  R  H RBI                         AB  R  H RBI
Cory Sullivan cf    3  2  2  1        Lewis, R. ss       4  1  2  5 
Nick Blue 2b        4  2  1  0        Menocal, V. 3b     5  1  1  0 
Jamie D'Antona 1b   5  0  0  1         Goffena, D. ph    1  0  0  1 
Corey Slavik 3b     5  2  4  4         Jackson, B. 3b    0  0  0  0 
Ryan Johnson rf     5  1  3  0        Prince, B. c       4  2  0  0 
Stephen Ghutzman dh 5  0  1  2        Murton, M. dh      3  2  1  2 
Carlos Brackley lf  4  1  0  0        Perry, J. 1b       4  3  2  0 
 Matt Price lf      1  0  0  0        Basil, J. rf       5  2  3  7 
Jamie Athas ss      4  1  2  0        Stockton, B. lf    5  2  3  1 
Jason Aquilante c   4  2  2  2        Boggs, M. 2b       2  3  1  1 
Josh Bartlett p     0  0  0  0        Rynders, W. cf     5  2  2  1 
 Adam Hanson p      0  0  0  0        Kelly, S. p        0  0  0  0 
 Dave Bush p        0  0  0  0         Burks, B. p       0  0  0  0 
 Gregory Russell p  0  0  0  0         Watchko, J. p     0  0  0  0 
Totals......      40 11 15 10         Totals......      38 18 15 18 

Score by innings:                        R  H  E
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WAKE FOREST           331 001  0  30  - 11 15  0
GEORGIA TECH          000 060 (11)1x  - 18 15  3
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E - Perry, J.(6); Kelly, S.(1); Burks, B.(1). 
DP - GEORGIA TECH 1. LOB - WAKE FOREST 7; GEORGIA TECH 6. 
2B - Stephen Ghutzman (7); Boggs, M.(6). 3B - Murton, M.(1); Rynders, W.(3). 
HR - Cory Sullivan (5); Corey Slavik(9); Lewis, R.(9); Basil, J. 2(9). 
SH - Cory Sullivan (3). SF - Jason Aquilante (2); Lewis, R.(3). 
SB - Cory Sullivan 2(19); Nick Blue(6); Corey Slavik(1); Jamie Athas(13); Boggs, M.(4). 
CS - Jamie Athas(3). 

                       IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF Fly Gnd  NP
Josh Bartlet          4.1  3  5  5  2  1   0  0  3  0   16 21   8  4   80
Adam Hanson L 4-2     2.0  6  5  5  0  3   0  0  1  0   12 13   1  2   43
Dave Bush             0.1  4  5  5  0  0   0  0  1  0    4  6   1  0   22
Gregory Russ          1.1  2  3  3  0  0   1  0  2  0    6  8   3  1   24

Kelly, S. W 6-1       7.0 11  8  7  2  5   1  0  1  0   30 35   7  8  120
Burks, B.             0.0  2  2  0  0  0   0  0  0  0    3  3   0  0   10
Watchko, J.           2.0  2  1  1  0  1   0  0  0  0    7  7   2  2   21

Burks faced three batters in the 8th.

WP - Gregory Russell (3); Kelly, S.(5). 
HBP - by Kelly, S. (Cory Sullivan); by Josh Bartlet (Boggs 2, Prince); by Adam Hanson (Murton); 
by Dave Bush (Prince); by Gregory Russell (Perry, J., Boggs). 

Strikeouts - Jamie D'Antona; Stephen Ghutzman 3; Carlos Brackley 2; Menocal, V.; Prince, B.; 
Murton, M.; Stockton, B.. Walks - Nick Blue; Jamie Athas; Lewis, R.; Murton, M.. 

Umpires - Home: John Magnusson  1st: Tim Clougherty  3rd: Junior Creech  
Start: 7:07 p.m.   Time: 3:09   Attendance: 1480