March 15, 2006

Wieters Powers Tech Past Mississippi Valley State 13-4

ATLANTA - Matt Wieters hit a three-run home run and Mike Trapani added three RBI to lead top-ranked Georgia Tech (17-1) to a 13-4 win over Mississippi Valley State (7-14) on Wednesday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium.

Tech starter David Duncan (2-0), one of eight Yellow Jacket pitchers used in the game, earned the win by working two innings and allowing one unearned run. Jared Hyatt, Ryan Turner, Brad Rulon, Lee Hyde and Danny Payne each pitched one scoreless inning in relief.

Wieters finished 2-for-4 with three RBI and three runs scored. Payne and Wes Hodges each had two hits and two RBI. The Yellow Jackets outhit the Delta Devils, 12-9.

After MVSU took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on an RBI groundout from Rod Williams, the Yellow Jackets answered with four runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 4-1 lead. Tech took advantage of four walks from MVSU starter Danny Hall, and Trapani had a two-run single.

Ross Myers had an RBI single in the top of the second inning to pull the Delta Devils to within 4-2.

Georgia Tech broke the game open with a six-run fourth inning that made the score 10-2. The Yellow Jackets sent 10 batters to the plate in the inning, highlighted by a three-run homer from Wieters, his second of the year, a two-run double from Hodges and an RBI double from Payne.

The Delta Devils cut the score to 10-4 with an RBI single from Williams in the fifth inning and an RBI double from pinch hitter Mark Vance in the sixth inning.

The Yellow Jackets batted around and added three runs in the sixth inning, extending the lead to 13-4.

Georgia Tech visits NC State for a three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series this weekend in Raleigh, N.C. Gametimes are 3 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday.

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             2006 GEORGIA TECH BASEBALL
         Miss. Valley State at #1 Georgia Tech
March 15, 2006 at Atlanta, Ga. (Russ Chandler Stadium)

Miss. Valley State 4 (7-14)
Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB  Avg.
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LITTLETON,Corey dh/cf....  4  2  1  0   1  2  0  0   2     -
PENPRASE,Zach ss.........  4  0  1  0   1  0  3  0   0     -
WILLIAMS,Rod lf..........  5  0  1  2   0  1  2  0   1     -
WEEKS,Derrick 3b.........  4  0  0  0   0  1  1  2   1     -
MORGAN,John 1b...........  4  1  1  0   0  2  7  0   0     -
WILSON,Van rf/cf.........  2  1  1  0   2  1  3  0   0     -
TRUJILLO,Noah c..........  2  0  2  0   1  0  4  0   0     -
 SADDLER,Jerome pr.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0     -
 LESSLER,Damon 2b........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0     -
LATIOLAIS,Kyle 2b........  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  3   2     -
 GORDON,Cole ph..........  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   1     -
 DEES,Greg c.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0     -
MYERS,Ross cf............  2  0  1  1   0  0  2  0   0     -
 VANCE,Thomas ph/rf......  1  0  1  1   1  0  1  0   0     -
 BILES,Timothy pr........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0     -
HALL,Danny p.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0     -
 DINGER,Darrel p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0     -
 PORCH,KEEGAN p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0     -
 ROBERSON,Ryan p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0     -
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Totals................... 32  4  9  4   6  8 24  7   8


Georgia Tech 13 (17-1)
Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB  Avg.
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Danny Payne cf/p.........  4  2  2  2   1  2  2  2   0  .400
Wes Hodges 3b............  5  1  2  2   0  1  0  2   0  .377
 Brad Feltes 3b..........  1  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  .000
Jeff Kindel rf...........  5  1  1  0   1  0  3  0   5  .293
Matt Wieters dh..........  4  3  2  3   2  0  0  0   1  .290
 Chris House cf..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0 1.000
Whit Robbins 1b..........  2  2  1  0   1  0  5  1   0  .385
 Luke Murton ph/1b.......  1  0  0  0   0  1  3  0   0  .240
Steven Blackwood lf......  2  1  0  1   0  0  0  0   0  .210
 Wally Crancer ph/lf.....  1  1  1  0   1  0  0  0   0  .250
Mike Trapani 2b..........  2  1  1  3   2  0  1  4   1  .364
 Ryan Tinkoff 2b.........  0  0  0  0   1  0  2  2   0  .429
Andy Hawranick c.........  2  0  0  0   1  0  5  0   0  .200
 Jason Haniger c.........  2  0  1  1   0  0  3  0   0  .667
 Nick Scherer c..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0  .000
Michael Fisher ss........  5  1  1  0   0  0  2  2   5  .217
 Russell Harben ss.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0  .000
David Duncan p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0     -
 Jared Hyatt p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0     -
 Ryan Turner p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0     -
 Chris Hicks p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0     -
 Tim Ladd p..............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0     -
 Brad Rulon p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0     -
 Lee Hyde p..............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0     -
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Totals................... 36 13 12 12  10  4 27 16  12


Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Miss. Valley State.. 110 011 000 -  4  9  1
Georgia Tech........ 400 603 00X - 13 12  0
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E - PENPRASE,Zac. DP - MVSU 1; Georgia Tech 2. LOB - MVSU 8; Georgia Tech
12. 2B - VANCE,Thomas; Payne, D.(7); Hodges, W.(4). HR - Wieters, M.(2). 
HBP - TRUJILLO,Noa; Payne, D.; Robbins, W.; Blackwood, S. SB - LITTLETON,Co 2;
PENPRASE,Zac; WILSON,Van; Payne, D.(10); Blackwood, S(4). CS - MYERS,Ross.

Miss. Valley State     IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP   ERA
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HALL,Danny..........  3.1  3  7  7  5  1 13 19  86     -
DINGER,Darrel.......  1.2  5  6  6  2  1 11 14  63     -
PORCH,KEEGAN........  0.1  1  0  0  1  0  2  4  19     -
ROBERSON,Ryan.......  1.2  1  0  0  2  2  6  8  35     -
VANCE,Thomas........  1.0  2  0  0  0  0  4  4  12     -

Georgia Tech           IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP   ERA
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David Duncan........  2.0  4  2  1  1  1  8  9  29  4.20
Jared Hyatt.........  1.0  0  0  0  0  1  3  3  13  2.79
Ryan Turner.........  1.0  0  0  0  1  1  3  5  23  3.24
Chris Hicks.........  1.0  2  1  1  1  0  4  5  16  1.12
Tim Ladd............  1.0  2  1  1  1  2  5  6  24  4.76
Brad Rulon..........  1.0  0  0  0  0  1  3  3  11  2.70
Lee Hyde............  1.0  1  0  0  1  1  3  4  14  3.38
Danny Payne.........  1.0  0  0  0  1  1  3  4  16  0.00

DINGER faced three batters in the 6th.

Win - Duncan, D. (2-0).  Loss - HALL,Danny.  Save - None.

WP - HALL,Danny; DINGER,Darre; Payne, D.(1); Turner, R.(2). 
HBP - by HALL,Danny (Blackwood, S); by Turner, R. (TRUJILLO,Noa); 
by DINGER,Darre (Robbins, W.); by PORCH,KEEGAN (Payne, D.). 
PB - Hawranick, A(2). Inherited runners/scored: DINGER,Darre 2/2; 
PORCH,KEEGAN 3/3; ROBERSON,Rya 3/0. Pitches/strikes: HALL,Danny 86/47; 
DINGER,Darre 63/37; PORCH,KEEGAN 19/7; ROBERSON,Rya 35/21; VANCE,Thomas 12/7; 
Duncan, D. 29/21; Hyatt, J. 13/9; Turner, R. 23/12; Hicks, C.
16/8; Ladd, T. 24/13; Rulon, B. 11/8; Hyde, L. 14/8; Payne, D. 16/9.

Umpires - HP: Randy Watkins  1B: Tony Thompson  3B: Ken Couch

Start: 4:04 pm   Time: 2:51   Attendance: 1150