April 14, 2001

WAKE FOREST OUTLASTS TECH 14-10

ATLANTA - Jamie D'Antona had three hits and Wake Forest scored nine runs in the final three innings as the Demon Deacons rallied to defeat third-ranked Georgia Tech 14-10 on Saturday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium in the second game of a three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series.

Trailing 9-5 after six innings of play, Wake Forest (26-11, 10-7 ACC) erupted for four runs in the top of the seventh to knot the score at 9-9. The inning, which saw nine Demon Deacons come to the plate, was highlighted by a two-out, two-run single from Jason Aquilante.

Wake Forest took an 11-9 lead with two more runs in the top of the eighth on RBI singles from D'Antona and Matt Price. Georgia Tech (29-9, 9-5 ACC) cut the lead to 11-10 with a RBI double from Jason Perry in the bottom of that inning, but Wake Forest closer Dave Bush came to record the final six outs of the game to earn his ninth save of the year.

The Demon Deacons added three insurance runs in the top of the ninth inning to put the game out of reach and provide the final 14-10 margin.

Wake reliever Kyle Sleeth (6-3) picked up the win after allowing one run in 2.2 innings. Starter Cory Sullivan did not figure in the decision after surrendering nine runs in 4.1 innings of work.

Tech reliever Jeff Watchko (0-2) was saddled with the loss, allowing two runs in 1.1 innings.

The top six players in the Wake Forest batting order all had at least one hit and one run scored, led by D'Antona's three-hit afternoon. Price, Nick Blue, Corey Slavik and Ryan Johnson all had two hits for the Demon Deacons.

Georgia Tech was led by Matthew Boggs, who had a career-high four hits in five at bats. Perry, who hit his ninth homer of the year, had two hits and two RBI, while Jon Henry Kail drove in three runs in a losing effort.

Georgia Tech and Wake Forest will play the rubber match of the three-game series on Sunday at 1 p.m. 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 14, 2001 at Atlanta, Ga. (Chandler Stadium)

WAKE FOREST 14 (26-11,10-7 ACC)      GEORGIA TECH 10 (29-9,9-5 ACC)
                  AB  R  H RBI                         AB  R  H RBI
Cory Sullivan p/dh 6  2  1  0        Lewis, R. ss       5  2  0  0 
Nick Blue 2b       5  3  2  1        Boggs, M. 2b       5  1  4  3 
Corey Slavik 3b    4  3  2  1        Basil, J. cf       3  0  0  1 
Jamie D'Anto 1b    5  2  3  2        Murton, M. lf      5  1  1  0 
Ryan Johnson rf    5  2  2  1        Perry, J. 1b       3  2  2  2 
Matt Price cf      4  1  2  3        Parker, T. c       3  2  2  0 
Jamie Athas ss     3  0  0  0         Prince, B. c      1  0  0  0 
Carlos Brack lf    3  0  0  1        Stockton, B. rf    4  1  0  0 
 Steve LeFaive ph  1  0  1  2        Kail, J.H. dh      4  1  2  3 
 Adam Heaps pr     0  0  0  0        Jackson, B. 3b     4  0  0  0 
 Josh Hansen lf    1  1  1  0        Parrott, R. p      0  0  0  0 
Jason Aquilante c  4  0  1  1         Mitchell, A. p    0  0  0  0 
Kyle Sleeth p      0  0  0  0         Watchko, J. p     0  0  0  0 
 Dave Bush p       0  0  0  0         Perry, P. p       0  0  0  0 
                                      Walker, A. p      0  0  0  0 
                                      Burks, B. p       0  0  0  0 
Totals......      41 14 15 12        Totals......      37 10 11  9 

Score by innings:                      R  H  E
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WAKE FOREST           100 400 423   - 14 15  3
GEORGIA TECH          002 430 010   - 10 11  3
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E - Corey Slavik 2(14); Josh Hansen(1); Lewis, R.(12); Boggs, M.(4); Perry, J.(7). 
DP - WAKE FOREST 2. LOB - WAKE FOREST 9; GEORGIA TECH 11. 
2B - Cory Sullivan(13); Perry, J.(7); Kail, J.H.(2). 3B - Boggs, M.(1). 
HR - Perry, J.(9). SH - Jamie Athas(2); Jason Aquilante(3). 
SF - Matt Price(4); Basil, J.(4). 
SB - Nick Blue 3(9); Jamie D'Antona (1); Lewis, R.(6); Basil, J.(7). 

                       IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF Fly Gnd  NP
Cory Sullivan         4.1  7  9  8  6  4   2  0  0  0   19 26   3  5  111
Kyle Sleeth W 6-3     2.2  3  1  1  3  1   1  0  0  0   12 15   4  3   59
Dave Bush S,9         2.0  1  0  0  1  1   0  0  0  0    6  7   2  2   31

Parrott, R.           6.0  6  5  5  2  5   0  0  1  0   23 27   5  8  113
Mitchell, A.          0.2  3  4  4  2  0   0  0  0  0    4  7   2  0   22
Watchko, J. L 0-2     1.1  4  2  2  1  0   0  0  0  1    8  9   2  2   33
Perry, P.             0.1  1  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  0    3  4   0  1   11
Walker, A.            0.0  1  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0    1  1   0  0    1
Burks, B.             0.2  0  0  0  0  1   0  0  0  0    2  2   1  0    8

Sleeth faced two batters in the 8th.
Walker faced one batter in the 9th.

WP - Cory Sullivan 2(5); Kyle Sleeth(9). 
HBP - by Parrott, R. (Jamie D'Antona).  PB - Parker, T. 2(4). 

Strikeouts - Corey Slavik; Ryan Johnson 2; Jamie Athas; Carlos Brackley; 
Jason Aquilante; Boggs, M.; Basil, J.; Stockton, B.; Kail, J.H.; Jackson, B. 2.
Walks - Nick Blue; Corey Slavik 2; Ryan Johnson; Jamie Athas; Lewis, R.;
Boggs, M.; Basil, J. 2; Perry, J. 2; Parker, T.; Stockton, B.; Kail, J.H.; Jackson, B.. 

Umpires - Home: Tim Clougherty  1st: Junior Creech  3rd: John Magnusson  
Start: 1:07 p.m.  Time: 3:47   Attendance: 1716