April 14, 2002

TECH-MARYLAND GAME HALTED IN 7TH INNING

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Sunday's baseball game between fourth-ranked Georgia Tech and Maryland was halted in the bottom of the seventh inning due to a bench-clearing fight that involved all players on both teams. The Yellow Jackets were leading the Terrapins, 12-1, at the time the game was suspended. A final decision on the outcome of the game will be determined by the Atlantic Coast Conference office on Monday.

With Georgia Tech leading 12-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning, Maryland's Jason Maxey led off the frame with a solo home run. As he rounded the bases, Maxey and Tech pitcher Jeff Watchko exchanged words. As the Maryland team moved to home plate to greet Maxey they swarmed around Tech catcher Tyler Parker. Words were exchanged, players began to shove each other and both benched cleared as players and coaches tried to break up the exchange.

After the umpires conferred for nearly an hour, the decision was made to halt the game due to Tech's travel considerations. A final decision on the outcome of the game, as well as any suspensions for both teams, will be determined Monday by the conference office after reviewing game films.

Georgia Tech will return to action when the Yellow Jackets host SEC-foe Auburn at Russ Chandler Stadium on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

                               2002 GEORGIA TECH BASEBALL
                                GEORGIA TECH at MARYLAND
                   April 14, 2002 at College Park, Md. (Shipley Field)

  GEORGIA TECH 12                               MARYLAND 1
  Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                     AB  R  H BI
  ---------------------------------------       ---------------------------------------
  Eric Patterson 2b..........  4  4  2  1       Daryl Whitmer cf...........  3  0  1  0
  Matthew Boggs 3b...........  3  1  3  3       Matt Swope rf..............  3  0  1  0
  Jeremy Slayden rf..........  4  1  1  1       John McCurdy ss............  3  0  1  0
  Matt Murton lf.............  4  1  1  1       Anthony Buffone 3b.........  3  0  0  0
  Jason Perry dh.............  4  2  3  1       Jason Maxey c..............  3  1  1  1
  Tyler Parker c.............  5  0  3  1       Ray Gemmill dh.............  2  0  0  0
  Brandon Boggs cf...........  3  0  1  1       Kevin McDonald 1b..........  2  0  1  0
   Wes Rynders ph/cf.........  2  0  2  2       Will Frazier lf............  2  0  0  0
  Clifton Remole 1b..........  5  2  3  1       Kyle George 2b.............  2  0  0  0
  Davis Myers ss.............  2  1  0  0       Todd Ainsworth p...........  0  0  0  0
   Garrett Groce ph/ss.......  2  0  0  0        Mike Dallmeyer p..........  0  0  0  0
  Jeff Watchko p.............  0  0  0  0        Chris Bowen p.............  0  0  0  0
                                                 Brooks Norris p...........  0  0  0  0
  Totals..................... 38 12 19 12       Totals..................... 23  1  5  1

  Score by Innings                  R  H  E
  -----------------------------------------
  GEORGIA TECH........ 322 011 3 - 12 19  0
  MARYLAND............ 000 000 1 -  1  5  2
  -----------------------------------------

  E - Whitmer(4); Dallmeyer(1). DP - GEORGIA TECH 1. LOB - GEORGIA TECH 12; MARYLAND 4. 
  2B - Boggs, M.(2); Parker, T.(10). 3B - Boggs, M.(2). HR - Patterson, E(3); Maxey(8). 
  HBP - Patterson, E; Slayden, J.. SH - Boggs, M. 2(5). SB -Myers, D.(2).

  GEORGIA TECH                   IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF FO GO  NP
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Jeff Watchko ..............   6.0  5  1  1  0  5   1  0  0  0   23 23  4  9  65

  MARYLAND                       IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF FO GO  NP
  -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Todd Ainsworth ............   2.2 10  7  7  1  1   0  0  1  0   17 20  4  3  58
  Mike Dallmeyer ............   2.1  4  1  1  0  2   1  0  0  0   11 11  3  2  45
  Chris Bowen ...............   0.0  2  1  1  1  0   0  0  0  0    2  3  0  0  15
  Brooks Norris .............   2.0  3  3  0  1  3   0  0  1  0    8 11  1  1  34

  Bowen faced three batters in the 6th.
  Watchko faced one batter in the 7th.

  WP - Watchko, J.(2); Dallmeyer(2). HB - Ainsworth; Norris. Inheritedrunners/scored:
  Dallmeyer 1/0; Norris 2/0. Pitches/strikes: Watchko, J. 65/43; Ainsworth 58/38;
  Dallmeyer 45/29; Bowen 15/5; Norris 34/20.

  Strikeouts - Slayden, J. 2; Parker, T.; Myers, D.; Groce, G. 2;McCurdy; Buffone 2;
  Gemmill; Frazier. Walks - Murton, M.; Perry, J.; Myers, D..

  Umpires - HP: Randy Dulin  1B: Ron Sebastian  3B: Tom Baldinelli
  Start: 1:00 pm   Game Halted at 3:09 pm following bench-clearing incident.
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