May 5, 2006

WOOD PITCHES TECH PAST SOUTH FLORIDA 9-3

ATLANTA - Blake Wood pitched eight strong innings and Matt Wieters and Whit Robbins hit home runs to lead No. 10 Georgia Tech (34-12) to a 9-3 win over visiting South Florida (20-26) in the opener of a three-game series on Friday night at Russ Chandler Stadium.

Wood (8-3) won his second straight start and improved to 18-4 over the last two seasons. He allowed three runs, only one of which was earned, on six hits in eight innings. Wood, who issued one walk and tied a season high with nine strikeouts, retired 10 of the final 11 batters he faced.

Wieters finished 3-for-4 with two RBI, and Jeff Kindel drove in two runs on two hits to extend his career long hitting streak to 18 games. Robbins and Michael Fished added two RBI each.

After the Bulls took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a two-out RBI double from Brian Baisley, the Yellow Jackets struck for five runs in the bottom of the first inning to make the score 5-1.

Tech batted around in the first inning and scored all five runs after two outs. Kindel had a two-run double, Fisher added a two-run single and Mike Trapani scored the final run of the inning on an error.

Matt Wieters hit a two-run homer, his seventh of the year, to make the score 7-1 in the fourth inning.

The Bulls added a pair of unearned runs on RBI singles from Addison Maruszak and Kris Howell, in the fifth inning to pull within 7-3.

Robbins made the score 9-3 in the eighth inning with a two-run homer, his 10th of the season.

USF starter Casey Hudspeth (5-6) allowed seven runs in four innings and was charged with the loss. Ty Taborelli led the Bulls with two hits.

Due to inclement weather forecasted for Sunday, Georgia Tech and South Florida will conclude the three-game series with a doubleheader on Saturday at 3 p.m.

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                               2006 GEORGIA TECH BASEBALL
                           South Florida at #10 Georgia Tech
                   May 5, 2006 at Atlanta, Ga. (Russ Chandler Stadium)
 
  South Florida 3 (20-26)                       Georgia Tech 9 (34-12)
  Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                      AB  R  H BI
  ---------------------------------------       ---------------------------------------
  TABORELLI, Ty cf...........  3  2  2  0       Steven Blackwood cf........  4  2  1  0
  MARUSZAK, Addison ss.......  4  0  1  1       Wally Crancer lf...........  5  0  1  0
  HOWELL, Kris lf............  4  0  1  1        Chris House cf............  0  0  0  0
  BAISLEY, Brian c...........  4  0  1  1       Matt Wieters c.............  4  3  3  2
  McHARGUE, Matt dh..........  4  0  0  0       Whit Robbins 1b............  4  1  1  2
  DANIEL, Brandin 1b.........  4  0  0  0       Jeff Kindel rf.............  5  1  2  2
  ANGELBERGER, Joey rf.......  4  0  1  0       Luke Murton dh.............  3  1  0  0
  CARDIERI, Nick 2b..........  3  1  0  0       Mike Trapani 2b............  3  1  1  0
   ARMSTRONG, Carlos 2b......  1  0  0  0       Michael Fisher ss..........  2  0  1  2
  BUTLER, Dexter 3b..........  3  0  0  0       Brad Feltes 3b.............  3  0  0  0
  HUDSPETH, Casey p..........  0  0  0  0       Blake Wood p...............  0  0  0  0
   INGRAM, Matt p............  0  0  0  0        Jared Hyatt p.............  0  0  0  0
  ---------------------------------------       ---------------------------------------
  Totals..................... 34  3  6  3       Totals..................... 33  9 10  8
 
  Score by Innings                    R  H  E
  -------------------------------------------
  South Florida....... 100 020 000 -  3  6  1
  Georgia Tech........ 500 200 02X -  9 10  1
  -------------------------------------------
 
  E - BUTLER(15); Blackwood, S(2). DP - USF 1. LOB - USF 5; Georgia Tech 9. 2B - B.
  BAISLEY(11); ANGELBERGER(6); Blackwood, S(12); Kindel, J.(12). HR - Wieters, M.(7);
  Robbins, W.(10). HBP - Fisher, M.. SB - Blackwood, S(5); Robbins, W.(2).
 
  South Florida                  IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO  NP
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  HUDSPETH, Casey  L,5-6.....   4.0  7  7  6  6  4   1  0  1  0   18 25   5  2 116
  INGRAM, Matt ..............   4.0  3  2  2  2  4   1  0  0  0   15 17   4  4  77
 
  Georgia Tech                   IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO  NP
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Blake Wood  W,8-3..........   8.0  6  3  1  1  9   0  0  0  0   31 32   4 11 114
  Jared Hyatt ...............   1.0  0  0  0  0  2   0  0  0  0    3  3   0  1  16
 
  WP - HUDSPETH(4); INGRAM(2). HBP - by HUDSPETH (Fisher, M.). Inherited runners/scored:
  None. Pitches/strikes: HUDSPETH 116/65; INGRAM 77/46; Wood, B. 114/76; Hyatt, J. 16/10.
 
  Strikeouts - TABORELLI; MARUSZAK; HOWELL; B. BAISLEY; McHARGUE; DANIEL 4;
  ANGELBERGER; N. CARDIERI; Wieters, M.; Robbins, W. 3; Kindel, J.; Fisher, M.;
  Feltes, B. 2. Walks - TABORELLI; Blackwood, S; Wieters, M.; Robbins, W.; Murton, L.
  2; Trapani, M.; Fisher, M.; Feltes, B..
 
  Umpires - HP: Brian Hale  1B: Joe Conley  3B: Rick Brown
  Start: 7:00 pm   Time: 2:33   Attendance: 830