June 3, 2006

Jackets Hold Off No. 4 seed Stetson 7-5 in NCAA Atlanta Regional

ATLANTA - Michael Fisher belted a grand slam, his first home run of the season, in the bottom of the third inning as Georgia Tech held on to defeat Stetson 7-5 in the opening round of the rain-delayed NCAA Atlanta Regional at Russ Chandler Stadium.

Right-hander Blake Wood (10-4) worked 7.1 strong innings, scattering nine hits, allowing four runs and struck out four, while Matt Weiters picked up his seventh save of the season and went 3-for-4, with a first-inning two-run homer to aid the Jackets' effort.

The Yellow Jackets will face second-seeded Vanderbilt in the winner's bracket of the Atlanta Regional tonight at approximately 7 p.m. ET. The winner of that game will advance to the championship game on Sunday and will have to be beaten twice.

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                2006 GEORGIA TECH BASEBALL
                Stetson at #4 Georgia Tech
   June 3, 2006 at Atlanta, Ga. (Russ Chandler Stadium)

Stetson 5 (38-23)
Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB  Avg.
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JORDAN, Shane cf.........  4  0  1  1   0  0  1  0   0  .316
PARITZ, Brandon 2b.......  5  0  1  0   0  0  3  2   3  .305
PRUITT, Braedyn 3b.......  4  1  2  0   0  0  0  1   0  .301
JOHNSON, Chris 1b........  5  1  2  1   0  2  5  0   3  .372
PRUITT, Brian lf.........  5  0  2  0   0  0  1  0   2  .287
BOCOCK, Brian ss.........  5  1  1  0   0  0  1  1   0  .328
PALMISANO, Nick dh.......  3  1  1  0   1  1  0  0   0  .282
TINDLE, Adam rf..........  4  0  2  1   0  0  2  0   2  .293
 DIENER, Kyle pr.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  .000
PIPPA, Brad c............  1  0  0  0   1  1  8  0   1  .243
 MIERZWINSKI, Kevin ph...  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0  .278
 GOLLINER, David c.......  2  1  1  1   0  1  3  0   2  .243
KLUBER, Corey p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0     -
 NERY, Nathan p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0     -
 ELSEMILLER, Robbie p....  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0     -
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Totals................... 39  5 13  4   2  6 24  5  13

Georgia Tech 7 (46-16)
Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB  Avg.
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Steven Blackwood cf/lf...  5  1  2  0   0  2  2  0   0  .286
Wally Crancer rf.........  5  0  0  0   0  2  3  0   0  .328
Matt Wieters c/p.........  4  2  3  2   1  1  7  0   0  .340
Jeff Kindel lf...........  3  1  2  0   1  0  2  1   0  .335
 Chris House cf..........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   2  .250
Whit Robbins 3b..........  3  1  1  0   1  0  0  1   0  .366
Wes Hodges dh............  4  0  1  0   0  3  0  0   2  .338
 John Goodman pr.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0     -
 Andy Hawranick c........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0  .260
Luke Murton 1b...........  3  0  1  0   0  1  6  0   0  .322
Mike Trapani 2b..........  3  1  1  1   0  0  5  3   5  .312
Michael Fisher ss........  4  1  1  4   0  1  1  2   0  .264
Blake Wood p.............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0     -
 Jared Hyatt 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     -
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Totals................... 35  7 12  7   3 11 27  9   9

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Stetson............. 000 000 050 -  5 13  1
Georgia Tech........ 205 000 00X -  7 12  2
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E - BOCOCK(16); Robbins, W.(13); Fisher, M.(23). DP - Stetson 1; Georgia
Tech 2. LOB - Stetson 13; Georgia Tech 9. 2B - PRUITT, Bra.(10); PRUITT,
Bri.(8); GOLLINER(8); Trapani, M.(11). HR - Wieters, M.(11); Fisher, M.(1).
HBP - JORDAN; PRUITT, Bra.; PALMISANO; Murton, L.; Trapani, M.. 
SF - TINDLE(6). CS - Trapani, M.(2).

Stetson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP   ERA
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KLUBER, Corey.......  3.0  6  7  7  2  5 15 19  74  3.61
NERY, Nathan........  4.2  6  0  0  1  5 19 20  67  4.53
ELSEMILLER, Robbie..  0.1  0  0  0  0  1  1  1   6  2.56

Georgia Tech           IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP   ERA
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Blake Wood..........  7.1  9  4  4  2  4 29 34 121  5.01
Jared Hyatt.........  0.1  2  1  0  0  0  3  4  24  4.40
Tim Ladd............  0.0  0  0  0  0  0  1  1   5  4.43
Brad Rulon..........  0.1  0  0  0  0  1  1  1   4  2.51
Matt Wieters........  1.0  2  0  0  0  1  5  5  25  2.73

Win - Wood, B. (10-4).  Loss - KLUBER (6-5).  Save - Wieters, M. (7).
WP - NERY(11); Wood, B.(3). HBP - by Wood, B. (JORDAN); by Wood, B. (PRUITT,
Bra.); by KLUBER (Murton, L.); by KLUBER (Trapani, M.); by Wood, B. (PALMISANO).
Inherited runners/scored: ELSEMILLER 2/0; Hyatt, J. 3/3; Ladd, T. 2/0; Rulon, B.
3/0. Pitches/strikes: KLUBER 74/42; NERY 67/45; ELSEMILLER 6/4; Wood, B. 121/71;
Hyatt, J. 24/15; Ladd, T. 5/3; Rulon, B. 4/3; Wieters, M. 25/17.

Umpires - HP: Terry Barrmann  1B: Ken McQueen  2B: Ray Miller  3B: David Wiley

Start: 11:05 am   Time: 3:15   Attendance: 1610