May 24, 2006

JACKETS EDGE MIAMI 2-1 IN OPENING ROUND OF ACC TOURNAMENT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Mike Trapani hit an eighth inning home run and Blake Wood pitched into the ninth inning to lead Georgia Tech to a 2-1 win over Miami in the opening round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Baseball Tournament at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

Brad Rulon struck out both batters he faced after entering the game with two runners on base in the top of the ninth to record his first collegiate save.

Tech will meet Clemson on Thursday in the winners' bracket.

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                               2006 GEORGIA TECH BASEBALL
                              #19 Miami vs #7 Georgia Tech
                    May 24, 2006 (Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville)
 
  Miami 1 (35-20)                               Georgia Tech 2 (43-14)
  Player                      AB  R  H BI       Player                      AB  R  H BI
  ---------------------------------------       ---------------------------------------
  Jemile Weeks 2b............  4  0  2  0       Mike Trapani 2b............  4  1  1  1
  Tommy Giles rf.............  3  0  1  0       Steven Blackwood cf........  4  0  1  0
  Jon Jay cf.................  2  0  0  0       Matt Wieters c.............  3  0  0  0
  Danny Valencia 3b..........  4  0  0  0       Jeff Kindel lf.............  3  1  1  0
  Eddy Rodriguez c...........  4  1  1  1       Whit Robbins 3b............  3  0  1  0
  Dennis Raben lf............  3  0  0  0       Wes Hodges dh..............  3  0  1  1
  Richard O'Brien Jr. dh.....  3  0  0  0       Luke Murton 1b.............  3  0  1  0
  Yonder Alonso 1b...........  3  0  1  0       Wally Crancer rf...........  3  0  0  0
  Roger Tomas ss.............  2  0  0  0       Michael Fisher ss..........  3  0  0  0
  Scott Maine p..............  0  0  0  0       Blake Wood p...............  0  0  0  0
   Chris Perez p.............  0  0  0  0        Tim Ladd p................  0  0  0  0
                                                 Brad Rulon p..............  0  0  0  0
  ---------------------------------------       ---------------------------------------
  Totals..................... 28  1  5  1       Totals..................... 29  2  6  2
 
  Score by Innings                    R  H  E
  -------------------------------------------
  Miami............... 010 000 000 -  1  5  0
  Georgia Tech........ 000 100 01X -  2  6  0
  -------------------------------------------
 
  DP - Georgia Tech 2. LOB - Miami 4; Georgia Tech 6. 2B - Kindel, J.(16); Hodges,
  W.(19). HR - Rodriguez, E(9); Trapani, M.(4). HBP - Jay, J. CS - Weeks, J(7); Giles, T(4).
 
  Miami                          IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO  NP
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Scott Maine  L,10-3........   7.2  6  2  2  2  3   0  0  0  0   28 30   9 10 107
  Chris Perez ...............   0.1  0  0  0  1  0   0  0  0  0    1  2   0  1   9
 
  Georgia Tech                   IP  H  R ER BB SO  WP BK HP IBB  AB BF  FO GO  NP
  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Blake Wood  W,9-4..........   8.1  5  1  1  3  3   0  0  0  0   26 29   8 10 115
  Tim Ladd ..................   0.0  0  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0    0  1   0  0   4
  Brad Rulon  S,1............   0.2  0  0  0  0  2   0  0  0  0    2  2   0  0  11

  Ladd faced one batter in the 9th.
 
  HBP - by Ladd, T. (Jay, J). Inherited runners/scored: Perez, C 2/0; Ladd, T. 1/0; Rulon,
  B. 2/0. Pitches/strikes: Maine, S 107/67; Perez, C 9/5; Wood, B. 115/69; Ladd, T. 4/2;
  Rulon, B. 11/6.
 
  Strikeouts - Valencia, D; Rodriguez, E 3; Tomas, R; Kindel, J.; Crancer, W.; Fisher,
  M.. Walks - Giles, T; Jay, J; Tomas, R; Wieters, M.; Kindel, J.; Robbins, W..
 
  Umpires - HP: Randy Harvey  1B: Ron Sebastian  2B: Al Davis  3B: Steve Manders
  Start: 4:59 pm   Time: 2:10