March 10, 2002

JACKETS COMPLETE WEEKEND SWEEP; BEAT WINTHROP 8-1

ATLANTA - Freshman Clifton Remole homered and drove in three runs to lead fifth-ranked Georgia Tech (13-1) to a 8-1 win over visiting Winthrop (8-9) on Sunday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium. The Yellow Jackets' victory, the team's sixth in a row, completed a three-game series sweep of the Eagles.

Georgia Tech's 13-1 record through 14 games is the Yellow Jackets' best start to a season since opening the 1997 season with a 15-1 mark.

Tech starter Brian Burks (4-0) won his third consecutive start after allowing just one unearned run in five innings. He allowed seven hits and walked two batters while striking out six. Releivers Jeff Watchko, Nick Wagner and Andrew Kown teamed to toss four shutout innings out of the bullpen to preserve the victory.

The Yellow Jackets jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning to take control of the game. Matthew Boggs, Victor Menocal and Matt Murton led off the game with consecutive singles, the last of which drove in Boggs to give Tech a 1-0 lead. After a walk to Tyler Parker loaded the bases, Jeremy Slayden plated Menocal with a sacrifice fly and Remole drove in Murton with an RBI single. Eric Patterson hit Tech's second sacrifice fly of the inning, scoring Parker, while Jake Hall capped the inning with a RBI double that drove in Remole.

A RBI single from Josiah Glafenhein made the score 5-1 in the second inning.

Remole made the score 6-1 with a solo home run in the sixth inning, his second of the season. Tech added two more runs in the seventh on RBI singles from Parker and Slayden to make the score 8-1. Remole, Menocal and Hall each had two hits in the game for the Yellow Jackets.

Withrop starter Ben Thurmond (2-2) took the loss after allowing eight runs on 10 hits in seven innings of work. The Eagles' Todd Leathers went 3-for-4 in the loss.

Georgia Tech will return to action when the Yellow Jackets visit Georgia State on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

                               2002 GEORGIA TECH BASEBALL
                                WINTHROP at GEORGIA TECH
                    Mar 10, 2002 at Atlanta, Ga. (Chandler Stadium)

  WINTHROP 1 (8-9)                              GEORGIA TECH 8 (13-1)
  Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                      AB  R  H BI
  ---------------------------------------       ---------------------------------------
  de la Rionda, Carlos cf....  5  0  1  0       Matthew Boggs 3b...........  5  2  1  0
  LEATHERS, Todd dh..........  4  0  3  0       Victor Menocal ss..........  3  2  2  0
  SWERDZEWSKI, Stas c........  2  0  0  0       Matt Murton lf.............  4  1  1  1
  STAPF, Bennett 1b..........  4  0  1  0       Tyler Parker c.............  3  1  1  1
  ROBERSON, Kyle lf/rf.......  3  1  1  0       Jeremy Slayden rf..........  3  0  1  2
  FUNK, Conrad rf............  3  0  1  0        Wes Rynders cf............  0  0  0  0
   SCHMIDT, Mark ph/lf.......  1  0  0  0       Clifton Remole 1b..........  4  2  2  2
  NASIATKA, Ryan 3b..........  4  0  1  0       Brandon Boggs cf/rf........  2  0  0  0
  GLAFENHEIN, Josiah 2b......  4  0  1  1        Garrett Groce ph/rf.......  0  0  0  0
  HANEY, Brian ss............  4  0  0  0       Eric Patterson 2b..........  2  0  0  1
  THURMOND, Ben p............  0  0  0  0        Davis Myers ph/2b.........  1  0  0  0
   TERRY, Jason p............  0  0  0  0       Jake Hall dh...............  4  0  2  1
                                                Brian Burks p..............  0  0  0  0
                                                 Jeff Watchko p............  0  0  0  0
                                                 Nick Wagner p.............  0  0  0  0
                                                 Andrew Kown p.............  0  0  0  0
  Totals..................... 34  1  9  1       Totals..................... 31  8 10  8

  Score by Innings                    R  H  E
  -------------------------------------------
  WINTHROP............ 010 000 000 -  1  9  1
  GEORGIA TECH........ 500 001 20X -  8 10  2
  -------------------------------------------

  E - STAPF(2); Murton, M.(1); Boggs, B.(2). DP - GEORGIA TECH 2. LOB - WU 9; GEORGIA
  TECH 5. 2B - de la Rionda(3); LEATHERS(8); Hall, J.(1). HR - Remole, C.(2). HBP -
  SWERDZEWSKI. SF - Slayden, J.(1); Patterson, E(2). SB - Remole, C.(1).

  WINTHROP                       IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO  NP
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  THURMOND, Ben  L,2-2.......   7.0 10  8  6  3  5   0  0  0  0   28 33  11  3 120
  TERRY, Jason ..............   1.0  0  0  0  1  2   0  0  0  0    3  4   1  0  19

  GEORGIA TECH                   IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO  NP
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Brian Burks  W,4-0.........   5.0  7  1  0  2  6   0  0  0  0   21 23   3  5  83
  Jeff Watchko ..............   2.0  2  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0    7  8   2  3  28
  Nick Wagner ...............   1.0  0  0  0  0  1   0  0  0  0    3  3   1  1  19
  Andrew Kown ...............   1.0  0  0  0  0  2   0  0  0  0    3  3   1  0  12

  HB - Watchko, J.. Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: THURMOND 120/78;
  TERRY 19/11; Burks, B. 83/50; Watchko, J. 28/17; Wagner, N. 19/13; Kown, A. 12/8.

  Strikeouts - de la Rionda 2; SWERDZEWSKI; FUNK 2; NASIATKA; GLAFENHEIN; HANEY 2;
  Murton, M.; Parker, T.; Remole, C.; Patterson, E; Myers, D.; Hall, J. 2. Walks -
  SWERDZEWSKI; ROBERSON; Menocal, V.; Parker, T.; Boggs, B.; Groce, G..

  Umpires - HP: Bryan Hale  1B: Paul Nauert  3B: Ken Couch
  Start: 1:34 pm   Time: 2:37   Attendance: 951

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