April 26, 2002

KAMRATH PITCHES VIRGINIA PAST GEORGIA TECH 4-1

ATLANTA - Jeff Kamrath tossed a complete-game three-hitter and Matt Street homered and drove in two runs to lead Virginia (23-21, 8-8 ACC) to a 4-1 win over 10th-ranked Georgia Tech (34-9, 8-7 ACC) on Friday night at Russ Chandler Stadium.

Virginia's win snapped Tech's 27-game home winning streak which dated back to the 2001 season. The Cavaliers, who had lost 18 straight games in Atlanta, won for the first time at Russ Chandler Stadium since the 1988 season.

Kamrath (6-3), who went the distance for the second time in 12 starts, held Georgia Tech to one run on three hits. He walked four batters and struck out three while allowing just three runners to advance past first base.

Tech starter Kyle Bakker (9-2) took the loss despite a solid effort after allowing three earned runs in eight innings of work.

The Cavaliers took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first with an unearned run. David Stone led off the game with a walk and then scored on Tech second baseman Eric Patterson's fielding error after stealing second and third bases. A solo home run from Mark Reynolds, his 11th of the season, made the score 2-0 in the fourth.

Kamrath held the Yellow Jackets scoreless until Tech's Matt Murton hit a solo home run in the seventh, his fifth of the year, to cut the Virginia lead to 2-1. The Cavs immediately responded in the top of the eighth when Matt Street hit a two run homer, his fourth, to make the score 4-1. Virginia added another unearned run in the top of the ninth to push the lead to 5-0.

Meanwhile the Yellow Jackets could not muster any offense against Kamrath, who retired 15 of the final 20 Tech hitters in the game. The top three hitters in the Tech order were a combined 0-for-12.

Georgia Tech and Virginia will continue the three-game series on Saturday at 7 p.m.


                               2002 GEORGIA TECH BASEBALL
                                VIRGINIA AT GEORGIA TECH
                 April 26, 2002 at Atlanta, Ga. (Russ Chandler Stadium)

  VIRGINIA 5 (23-21,8-8 ACC)                                       GEORGIA TECH 1 (34-9,8-7 ACC)
  Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB           Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
  ------------------------------------------------------           -------------------------------------------------------
  David Stone lf...........  1  2  1  0   2  0  3  0   0           Eric Patterson 2b........  4  0  0  0   0  0  2  2   0
  Matt Street rf...........  4  1  2  2   0  1  1  0   0           Victor Menocal ss........  4  0  0  0   0  0  0  3   1
  Dan Street 3b............  4  0  0  0   0  2  0  5   1           Jeremy Slayden rf........  4  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
  Robert Word 1b...........  4  0  0  0   0  2 11  2   0           Tyler Parker c...........  3  0  1  0   1  1 10  3   0
  Mark Reynolds ss.........  4  1  1  1   0  2  1  2   2           Jason Perry dh...........  3  0  0  0   1  0  0  0   0
  Chris Sweet cf...........  4  1  0  0   0  0  4  0   0           Matt Murton lf...........  3  1  2  1   1  0  2  0   1
  Rob Newton dh............  4  0  1  0   0  1  0  0   0           Matthew Boggs 3b.........  2  0  0  0   1  1  1  3   0
  Scott Headd c............  4  0  0  0   0  2  3  1   0           Clifton Remole 1b........  3  0  0  0   0  0  9  0   2
  Kyle Werman 2b...........  4  0  2  1   0  0  2  2   1           Brandon Boggs cf.........  3  0  0  0   0  0  3  0   1
  Jeff Kamrath p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  3   0           Kyle Bakker p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
                                                                    Jeff Watchko p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
  Totals................... 33  5  7  4   2 10 27 15   4           Totals................... 29  1  3  1   4  3 27 13   5

  Score by Innings                    R  H  E
  -------------------------------------------
  VIRGINIA............ 100 100 021 -  5  7  1
  GEORGIA TECH........ 000 000 100 -  1  3  4
  -------------------------------------------

  E - Reynolds(20); Patterson, E(8); Parker, T.(4); Boggs, M.(15); Remole, C.(6). 
  DP - VIRGINIA 1. LOB - VIRGINIA 4; GEORGIA TECH 5. HR - M. Street(4); Reynolds(11); Murton (5). 
  SH - Stone(6). SB - Stone 2(19); Sweet(8); Newton(2). CS - Stone(5); Werman(1); Boggs, M.(3).

  VIRGINIA               IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP               GEORGIA TECH           IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
  --------------------------------------------------               --------------------------------------------------
  Jeff Kamrath........  9.0  3  1  1  4  3 29 33 124               Kyle Bakker.........  8.0  6  4  3  2  9 29 32 116
                                                                   Jeff Watchko........  1.0  1  1  0  0  1  4  4  19

  Win - Kamrath (6-3).  Loss - Bakker, K. (9-2).  Save - None.
  Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: Kamrath 124/70; Bakker, K. 116/79; Watchko, J. 19/14.
  Umpires - HP: John Magnusson  1B: Reid Churchill  3B: Henry Stancil
  Start: 7:03 pm   Time: 2:17   Attendance: 785

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