April 17, 2001

BAKKER PACES TECH PAST AUBURN 11-1

ATLANTA - Freshman Kyle Bakker tossed eight strong innings while Matthew Boggs and Jason Basil each had two hits to lead seventh-ranked Georgia Tech (30-10) to an 11-1 win over visiting Auburn on Tuesday night at Russ Chandler Stadium.

Bakker (2-0) held the Tigers to one run on five hits while tossing a career-long eight innings. He issued two walks and fanned six batters. Bakker, who allowed just four batters to advance past first base, carried a shutout into the eighth inning. Brian Burks tossed a scoreless ninth inning to close out the game.

Auburn starter Brandon Luna (2-2), one of seven Tiger pitchers on the evening, took the loss after surrendering six runs in 1.2 innings.

The Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 6-0 lead after two innings with three runs in each of the first two innings. Boggs led off the game with a single and scored on Bryan Prince's RBI groundout, while Jason Perry and Basil each added RBI hits later in the first inning.

In the second, Wes Rynders singled and scored on Prince's one-out RBI single before Boggs scored on an error and Prince came home safely on a passed ball.

Tech extended its lead to 9-0 with three more runs in the bottom of the fourth. Matt Murton delivered a RBI single in the inning, while the Yellow Jackets scored two more runs thanks to two wild pitches and a passed ball.

Auburn scored its only run of the game when Gabe Gross drew a bases loaded walk in the eighth inning. Tech added two more runs in the bottom of the eighth on a RBI single from Brian Jackson and a sacrifice fly from Kevin Gergel to provide the final 11-1 margin.

All nine Tech starters had at least one hit in the game, led by the two-hit performances of Boggs and Basil. The Tigers' Javon Moran had two hits in a losing effort.

Georgia Tech will visit Clemson for a three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series beginning on Friday at 7:15 p.m. at Tiger Field. The game will be broadcast on WREK Radio (91.1 FM in Atlanta).

                      2001 Georgia Tech Baseball
                        AUBURN at GEORGIA TECH
            Apr 17, 2001 at Atlanta, Ga. (Chandler Stadium)

AUBURN 1 (26-12)                     GEORGIA TECH 11 (30-10)
                  AB  R  H RBI                         AB  R  H RBI
Moran rf/cf        4  0  2  0        Boggs, M. 2b       3  2  2  0 
Kent cf            3  0  0  0         Jackson, B. ph/3b 1  0  1  1 
 Tyler rf          1  0  1  0        Lewis, R. ss/2b    3  1  1  0 
Gross lf           3  0  1  1        Prince, B. c       5  1  1  2 
Faulkner 1b        4  0  0  0         Burks, B. p       0  0  0  0 
Schade 3b          4  0  0  0        Perry, J. 1b       3  2  1  1 
Christian 2b       4  0  0  0         Goffena, D. ph/1b 1  0  0  0 
T. Pratt c         1  0  0  0        Menocal, V. 3b/ss  5  1  1  0 
 Huddleston ph/c   2  0  0  0        Basil, J. rf       3  2  2  1 
 Faust ph          1  0  0  0        Stockton, B. lf    2  0  1  0 
Burnham dh         1  0  0  0         Kail, J.H. ph/lf  1  0  0  0 
 Shoop ph/dh       2  1  1  0        Murton, M. dh      4  0  1  1 
Schuerholz ss      3  0  0  0         Swain, M. ph/cf   1  1  1  0 
Luna p             0  0  0  0        Rynders, W. cf     4  1  1  0 
 S. Jones p        0  0  0  0         Gergel, K. ph/c   0  0  0  1 
 Watts p           0  0  0  0        Bakker, K. p       0  0  0  0 
 Gordon p          0  0  0  0         
 Dueitt p          0  0  0  0         
 Skinner p         0  0  0  0         
 B. Speigner p     0  0  0  0         
Totals......      33  1  5  1        Totals......      36 11 13  7 

Score by innings:                      R  H  E
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AUBURN                000 000 010   -  1  5  2
GEORGIA TECH          330 300 02X   - 11 13  1
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E - Gross(4); Schade(14); Jackson, B.(7). 
LOB - AUBURN 7; GEORGIA TECH 13.
2B - Gross(15); Perry, J.(8); Swain, M.(1). 
SH - Lewis, R.(3). SF - Gergel, K.(1).  SB - Prince, B.(1). 

                       IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF Fly Gnd  NP
Luna L 2-2            1.2  6  6  4  2  1   0  0  0  0   10 13   0  4   39
S. Jones              2.0  1  3  3  2  1   1  0  1  0    8 11   3  2   55
Watts                 0.1  1  0  0  2  0   1  0  1  0    2  5   1  0   24
Gordon                1.0  0  0  0  0  1   0  0  0  0    3  3   2  0    9
Dueitt                1.0  1  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0    4  4   3  0   12
Skinner               1.0  1  0  0  0  1   0  0  1  0    4  5   1  1   18
B. Speigner           1.0  3  2  2  1  0   0  0  0  0    5  7   3  0   22

Bakker, K. W 2-0      8.0  5  1  1  2  6   0  0  0  0   29 31  11  7  114
Burks, B.             1.0  0  0  0  0  1   0  0  0  0    4  4   1  1   14

Watts faced two batters in the 5th.

WP - S. Jones(1); Watts(1). 
HBP - by S. Jones (Perry, J.); by Watts (Lewis, R.); by Skinner (Prince, B.). 
PB - T. Pratt 2(8). 

Strikeouts - Kent; Gross; Faulkner 2; Christian; Huddleston; Burnham;
Perry, J.; Goffena, D.; Menocal, V.; Rynders, W.. 
Walks - Gross; Burnham; Boggs, M. 2; Lewis, R.; Basil, J. 2; Stockton, B. 2. 

Umpires - Home:Ken Couch  1st:Steve Manders  3rd:Tony Thompson  
Start: 7:02 p.m.  Time: 2:53   Attendance: 1447