May 6, 2006

DUNCAN PITCHES TECH TO SECOND STRAIGHT WIN OVER SOUTH FLORIDA 7-2

ATLANTA - Freshman David Duncan one unearned run in eight innings and Jeff Kindel had three hits, including a home run, to lead No. 10 Georgia Tech (35-12) to a 7-2 win over South Florida (20-27) in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium.

Duncan (6-2) needed just 98 pitches to work a career-long eight innings. The left-hander held the Bulls to one unearned run on three hits, all singles, and did not issue a walk while striking out three batters. He allowed just two USF batters to advance past first base.

Kindel went 3-for-5 to extend his hitting streak to a career-long 19 games. Andy Hawranick drove in three runs, while Wally Crancer and Matt Wieters added two hits each.

The Bulls took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning with an unearned run. Brian Baisley singled and scored on an error by Tech shortstop Michael Fisher.

The Yellow Jackets missed a scoring opportunity in the fourth when they failed to score despite the first four hitters of the inning all hitting safely.

Tech scored an unearned run in the fifth inning to tie the game at 1-1. The Yellow Jackets put runners on first and second with two outs on a pair of walks. Whit Robbins scored the tying run when USF second baseman Carlos Armstrong mishandled a ground ball off the bat of Blackwood.

The Jackets scored three runs in the sixth inning to break the tie and take a 4-1 lead. Wieters led off the inning with a double and Kindel singled before Luke Murton delivered a sacrifice fly. Walks to Robbins and Mike Trapani loaded the bases with one out, and Hawranick followed with a two-run single.

Tech added three runs in the seventh inning to extend the lead to 7-1. Kindel hit a two-run homer, his eighth of the year, and Hawranick drove in a run when he drew a bases loaded walk.

Joey Angleberger had an RBI double in the ninth inning off Tech reliever Chris Hicks to provide the final 7-2 margin.

USF starter Davis Bilardello (1-5), who was perfect through the first three innings of the game, took the loss after allowing four runs in 5.1 innings. Brian Baisley had two of the Bulls' five hits.

Georgia Tech and South Florida will conclude the three-game series with game two of the doubleheader on Saturday at 7 p.m.

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                               2006 GEORGIA TECH BASEBALL
                       South Florida at #10 Georgia Tech (Game 1)
                   May 06, 2006 at Atlanta, Ga. (Russ Chandler Stdm.)

 
  South Florida 2 (20-27)                       Georgia Tech 7 (35-12)
  Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                      AB  R  H BI
  ---------------------------------------       ---------------------------------------
  LeROY, Josh cf.............  3  0  1  0       Steven Blackwood cf/lf.....  5  0  1  0
   CASSIDY, Jim cf...........  0  0  0  0       Wally Crancer lf...........  4  0  2  0
  MARUSZAK, Addison ss.......  4  0  0  0        Chris House pr/cf.........  1  1  0  0
  HOWELL, Kris lf............  4  0  0  0       Matt Wieters dh............  5  1  2  0
  BAISLEY, Brian 1b..........  4  1  2  0       Jeff Kindel rf.............  5  2  3  2
   ROWE, James pr............  0  1  0  0       Luke Murton 1b.............  3  1  1  1
  ANGELBERGER, Joey rf.......  4  0  1  1        Brad Feltes 3b............  0  0  0  0
  KARNS, Brad dh.............  3  0  0  0       Whit Robbins 3b/1b.........  1  2  0  0
   McHARGUE, Matt ph.........  1  0  0  0       Mike Trapani 2b............  2  0  0  0
  BUTLER, Dexter 3b..........  4  0  0  0        Ryan Tinkoff 2b...........  0  0  0  0
  PARDO, Braulio c...........  3  0  1  0       Andy Hawranick c...........  2  0  1  3
  ARMSTRONG, Carlos 2b.......  3  0  0  0        Nick Scherer c............  0  0  0  0
  BILARDELLO, Davis p........  0  0  0  0       Michael Fisher ss..........  4  0  0  0
   HIGGINS. Yuri p...........  0  0  0  0       David Duncan p.............  0  0  0  0
   LAU, Ryan p...............  0  0  0  0        Chris Hicks p.............  0  0  0  0
  Totals..................... 33  2  5  1       Totals..................... 32  7 10  6
 
  Score by Innings                    R  H  E
  -------------------------------------------
  South Florida....... 010 000 001 -  2  5  1
  Georgia Tech........ 000 013 30X -  7 10  2
  -------------------------------------------
 
  E - ARMSTRONG(2); Robbins, W.(7); Fisher, M.(17). DP - Georgia Tech 1. LOB - USF 5;
  Georgia Tech 9. 2B - ANGELBERGER(7); Crancer, W.(4); Wieters, M.(13); Murton, L.(6).
  HR - Kindel, J.(8). HBP - LeROY. SF - Murton, L.(3). SB - Trapani, M.(2); Hawranick,
  A(3).
 
  South Florida                  IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO  NP
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  BILARDELLO, Davis  L,1-5...   5.1  6  4  3  3  2   0  0  0  0   20 24   6  6 100
  HIGGINS. Yuri .............   1.2  4  3  3  4  2   0  0  0  0    9 13   1  2  60
  LAU, Ryan .................   1.0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0    3  3   0  3   8
 
  Georgia Tech                   IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO  NP
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  David Duncan  W,6-2........   8.0  3  1  0  0  3   0  0  1  0   28 29   7 13  98
  Chris Hicks ...............   1.0  2  1  1  0  0   0  0  0  0    5  5   1  2  14
 
  HBP - by Duncan, D. (LeROY). Inherited runners/scored: HIGGINS 2/2. Pitches/strikes:
  BILARDELLO 100/58; HIGGINS 60/32; LAU 8/5; Duncan, D. 98/69; Hicks, C. 14/10.
 
  Strikeouts - B. BAISLEY; ANGELBERGER; ARMSTRONG; Blackwood, S; Crancer, W.; Fisher,
  M. 2. Walks - Robbins, W. 3; Trapani, M. 2; Hawranick, A 2.
 
  Umpires - HP: Thomas Price  1B: Ed Haggray  3B: Brian Hale
  Start: 3:02 pm   Time: 2:32