May 7, 2001

TECH TOPS EAST TENNESSEE STATE 9-4

ATLANTA - Jason Perry and Matt Murton each drove in two runs to back a solid pitching performance from freshman Matt Lorenzo as 10th-ranked Georgia Tech (37-14) defeated visiting East Tennessee State (21-28) on Monday night in the final regular season game at Russ Chandler Stadium.

Lorenzo improved to 4-0 after holding the Buccaneers to three runs on five hits in six innings of work. He walked three batters and struck out a career-high eight.

ETSU took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first on a two-run homer from Andy Baxter, his 12th of the year. The Bucs made the score 3-0 with a RBI double by Ryan Hyder in the second.

Tech trimmed the lead to 3-2 in the bottom of the third on an RBI single from Matthew Boggs and a sacrifice fly from Richard Lewis. The Yellow Jackets took a 4-3 lead with two more runs in the fourth on a two-run single from Perry.

A five-run fifth inning by the Yellow Jackets made the score 9-3 and put the game out of reach. The inning was highlighted by a two-run single from Murton, while Brad Stockton and Victor Menocal each added RBI singles in the frame.

Tech had 16 hits in the game, all singles, led by two-hit performances from Perry, Murton, Boggs, Stockton, Menocal, Derik Goffena and Jason Basil.

ETSU starter Matt Hensley (2-6) took the loss after surrendering four runs in four innings of work.

                               2001 Georgia Tech Baseball
                          EAST TENNESSEE STATE at GEORGIA TECH
                    May 7, 2001 at Atlanta, Ga. (Russ Chandler Stadium)

  EAST TENNESSEE STATE 4 (21-28)                GEORGIA TECH 9 (37-14)
  Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                      AB  R  H BI
  ---------------------------------------       ---------------------------------------
  Ryan Hyder 2b..............  4  0  2  1       Matthew Boggs 2b...........  4  0  2  1
  Ryan McKinney ss...........  4  1  0  0        Jon Henry Kail ph.........  1  0  0  0
  Andy Baxter 1b.............  5  1  2  2        Brian Jackson 3b..........  0  0  0  0
  Nathan Copeland rf.........  5  0  2  0       Richard Lewis ss/2b........  3  1  0  1
  Brandon Cross 3b...........  5  0  1  0       Bryan Prince c.............  3  1  1  0
  Chad Boruff dh.............  3  0  0  0        Kevin Gergel ph/c.........  1  0  1  0
   Bryan Crouse dh...........  1  1  1  0       Jason Basil cf.............  5  2  2  0
   John Gorton cf............  0  0  0  0       Victor Menocal 3b/ss.......  4  2  2  1
  Kirk Keithly lf............  3  0  0  0       Jason Perry 1b.............  3  1  2  2
  Tim Turner cf/p............  4  0  1  0       Matt Murton lf.............  4  1  2  2
  Jason Brotherton c.........  3  1  1  0       Brad Stockton rf...........  4  0  2  1
   Jason Nidiffer c..........  1  0  1  1       Derik Goffena dh...........  4  1  2  0
  Matt Hensley p.............  0  0  0  0       Matt Lorenzo p.............  0  0  0  0
   Josh Kite p...............  0  0  0  0        Andy Mitchell p...........  0  0  0  0
   Jackson Simerly p.........  0  0  0  0        Aaron Walker p............  0  0  0  0
   Jarrod Hyder p............  0  0  0  0
  ---------------------------------------       ---------------------------------------
  Totals..................... 38  4 11  4       Totals..................... 36  9 16  8

  Score by Innings                    R  H  E
  -------------------------------------------
  EAST TENNESSEE STATE 210 000 010 -  4 11  0
  GEORGIA TECH........ 002 250 00X -  9 16  0
  -------------------------------------------

  DP - ETSU 3. LOB - ETSU 10; GEORGIA TECH 7. 2B - Hyder, R.(10). 
  HR - Baxter, A.(12).  SF - Lewis, R.(4). SB - Keithley, K.(10).

  EAST TENNESSEE STATE           IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO  NP
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Matt Hensley  L,2-6........   4.0  7  4  4  1  0   0  0  0  0   16 18   7  3  54
  Josh Kite .................   0.1  3  4  4  1  0   2  0  0  0    4  5   0  1  25
  Jackson Simerly ...........   1.2  3  1  1  1  1   1  0  0  0    7  8   3  0  36
  Jarrod Hyder ..............   1.0  1  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0    4  4   1  2  13
  Tim Turner ................   1.0  2  0  0  0  2   0  0  0  0    5  5   1  0  23

  GEORGIA TECH                   IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO  NP
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Matt Lorenzo  W,4-0........   6.0  5  3  3  3  8   0  0  0  0   23 26   3  7 110
  Andy Mitchell .............   2.0  5  1  1  0  4   1  0  0  0   11 11   1  1  41
  Aaron Walker ..............   1.0  1  0  0  0  1   0  0  0  0    4  4   1  1  12

  WP - Kite, J. 2(13); Simerly, J.(2); Mitchell, A.(3). 
  Inherited runners/scored: Simerly, J. 2/2.

  Strikeouts - Hyder, R.; McKinney, R. 3; Baxter, A.; Copeland, N.; Boruff, C. 3;
  Keithley, K. 2; Turner, T.; Brotherton,J; Kail, J.H.; Basil, J. 2. 
  Walks - Hyder, R.; McKinney, R.; Keithley, K.; Lewis, R.; Prince, B.; Perry, J..

  Umpires - Home: Steve Manders  1st: Ken Couch  3rd: Tony Thompson
  Start: 7:01 pm   Time: 2:46   Attendance: 458