March 5, 2002

REMOLE LIFTS TECH OVER EAST TENNESSEE STATE IN 10 INNINGS

ATLANTA - Freshman Clifton Remole's one-out sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning broke a 5-5 tie and gave fifth-ranked Georgia Tech (10-1) a 6-5 win over visiting East Tennessee State (5-5) on Tuesday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium.

With the score knotted at five, Matt Murton, who had three hits in the game, led off the bottom of the 10th inning with a double to left-center field. After a failed sacrifice bunt attempt, Jeremy Slayden put runners on first and third base with a single to right field. Remole then belted a fly ball to the right field wall to drive in Murton with the winning run.

Tech reliever Brian Burks (3-0) picked up the victory after tossing four perfect innings to close out the game. He retired all 12 batters he faced and struck out five.

The Yellow Jackets took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second on RBI groundouts from Remole and Wes Rynders. Tech stretched the lead to 4-0 in the fourth inning when Rynders drew a bases loaded walk and Matthew Boggs plated a run with an RBI groundout. An unearned run in the fifth inning made the score 5-0.

The Bucs tied the game with a five-run sixth inning, recording all five of their hits in the game in that frame. The inning was highlighted by a three-run homer from Jeremy Terry, his first of the season. Caleb Moore drove in a run with a RBI groundout before Kirk Keithley tied the game with a two-out RBI single.

ETSU's Donnie Sharp (1-2) took the loss, allowing one run in 0.2 innings. Neither starting pitcher figured into the decision, as TechÆs Jeff Watchko surrendered five runs in six innings, and ETSU's Matt Hensley allowed five runs in 4.1 innings.

Georgia Tech will return to action when the Yellow Jackets host Winthrop for a three-game weekend series beginning on Friday at 4 p.m. at Russ Chandler Stadium.

                               2002 GEORGIA TECH BASEBALL
                          EAST TENNESSEE STATE at GEORGIA TECH
                   March 5, 2002 at Atlanta, Ga. (Russ Chandler Stadium)

  EAST TENNESSEE STATE 5 (5-5)                  GEORGIA TECH 6 (10-1)

  Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                      AB  R  H BI
  ---------------------------------------       ---------------------------------------
  Matt Traylor lf............  4  1  0  0       Matthew Boggs 3b...........  5  0  1  1
  Jeremy Terry ss............  4  1  1  3       Victor Menocal ss..........  5  0  1  0
  Bryan Crouse dh............  4  1  1  0       Jason Perry dh.............  5  0  0  0
  Chad Boruff 1b.............  1  0  0  0       Matt Murton lf.............  5  2  3  0
   Brandon Cross 1b..........  2  1  1  0       Tyler Parker c.............  5  1  1  0
  Caleb Moore c..............  4  0  0  1       Jeremy Slayden rf..........  4  2  2  0
  Kirk Keithley rf...........  4  0  1  1       Clifton Remole 1b..........  4  1  1  2
  Michael Giroud 3b..........  4  0  0  0       Eric Patterson 2b..........  3  0  1  0
  Ryan Hyder 2b..............  4  0  1  0       Wes Rynders cf.............  2  0  0  2
  Tim Turner cf..............  4  1  0  0        Brandon Boggs ph/cf.......  1  0  0  0
  Matt Hensley p.............  0  0  0  0       Jeff Watchko p.............  0  0  0  0
   Jackson Simerly p.........  0  0  0  0        Brian Burks p.............  0  0  0  0
   Reid Casey p..............  0  0  0  0
   Donnie Sharp p............  0  0  0  0
  Totals..................... 35  5  5  5       Totals..................... 39  6 10  5

  Score by Innings                      R  H  E
  ---------------------------------------------
  EAST TENNESSEE STATE 000 005 000 0 -  5  5  3
  GEORGIA TECH........ 020 210 000 1 -  6 10  0
  ---------------------------------------------

  Note: two outs, one runner left when winning run scored.

  E - Boruff, C.(3); Cross, B.(3); Giroud, M.(3). LOB - ETSU 2; GEORGIA TECH 8. 
  2B - Cross, B.(1); Murton, M.(4); Slayden, J.(1). HR - Terry, J.(1). 
  HBP - Boruff, C.. SF - Remole, C.(3). SB - Turner, T.(4); Parker, T.(4); Rynders, W.(1). 
  CS - Murton,   M.(2).

  EAST TENNESSEE STATE           IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO  NP
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Matt Hensley ..............   4.1  5  5  2  3  2   0  0  0  0   20 23   4  7  80
  Jackson Simerly ...........   2.2  2  0  0  0  2   0  0  0  0    9  9   1  4  33
  Reid Casey ................   2.0  1  0  0  0  2   0  0  0  0    7  7   4  0  20
  Donnie Sharp  L,1-2........   0.2  2  1  1  0  0   0  0  0  0    3  4   2  0   8

  GEORGIA TECH                   IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO  NP
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Jeff Watchko ..............   6.0  5  5  5  1  5   0  0  1  0   23 25   3 10  90
  Brian Burks  W,3-0.........   4.0  0  0  0  0  5   0  0  0  0   12 12   2  5  48

  HB - Watchko, J.. PB - Parker, T.(2). Inherited runners/scored: Simerly, J. 2/1.
  Pitches/strikes: Hensley, M. 80/46; Simerly, J. 33/22; Casey, R. 20/15; Sharp, D. 8/6;
  Watchko, J. 90/55; Burks, B. 48/31.

  Strikeouts - Terry, J.; Crouse, B. 2; Boruff, C.; Moore, C. 2; Keithley, K.; Giroud,
  M.; Turner, T. 2; Boggs, M.; Menocal, V.; Perry, J. 3; Murton, M..  Walks - Traylor,
  M.; Slayden, J.; Patterson, E; Rynders, W..

  Umpires - HP: Tony Thompson  1B: Steve Manders  3B: Ken Couch
  Start: 4:02 pm   Time: 2:39   Attendance: 303

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