May 17, 2007

Henry Pitches No. 3 Florida State Past Georgia Tech 17-2

ATLANTA - Bryan Henry scattered two runs on six hits over six innings and Jason Stidham collected four hits and drove in four runs to lead No. 3 Florida State (44-9, 22-6 ACC) to a 17-2 victory over Georgia Tech (31-21, 15-12 ACC) Thursday night at Russ Chandler Stadium.

Stidham went 4-for-5 with a double, home run, two runs and four RBI to lead the Seminoles' offense in the ACC series opener while Tony Thomas, Jr. hit his league-leading 39th and 40th doubles of the season while helping Florida State snap a school-record eight-game losing streak to the Jackets.

Henry improved to 14-0 on the season with his strong pitching performance, while Tech starter Ryan Turner (5-4) took the loss, giving up seven runs on seven hits in four innings of work.

Florida State took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Mark Hallberg scored on Travis Anderson's sacrifice fly, and the Seminoles added a pair of unearned runs in the third after Jack Rye and Anderson reached on a pair of throwing errors by shortstop Michael Fisher before scoring on a two-run single by Jason Stidham to push the score to 3-0.

A pair of RBI doubles by Tony Thomas, Jr. and Stidham, as well as a two-run single by Jack Rye, highlighted the Seminoles' four-run fourth inning before the Jackets cracked the scoreboard in the fifth inning when Wally Crancer hit his eighth home run of the season - a two-run shot - over the right-center field wall, making the score 7-2.

The Seminoles answered with four runs in the top of the sixth with a sacrifice fly by Mark Gildea, an RBI single by Ruairi O'Connor, and a two-run double by Thomas, Jr. before Stidham hit his fourth home run of the season over the right field wall to push the score to 12-2 in the seventh inning.

A two-run double by Posey extended Florida State's lead to 12 runs in the eighth inning, and the Seminoles added three runs in the ninth on a bases-loaded walk and a fielders' choice groundout for the final 17-2 margin.

The Jackets and Seminoles will continue the series at 7 p.m. Friday, with David Duncan taking the mound for Georgia Tech.

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              2007 GEORGIA TECH BASEBALL
           #3 Florida State at Georgia Tech
 May 17, 2007 at Atlanta, Ga. (Russ Chandler Stadium)

Florida State 17 (44-9,22-6 ACC)
Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Tony Thomas Jr. 2b.......  6  2  2  4   1  0  5  1   1
Mark Hallberg ss.........  5  3  2  0   2  1  4  3   1
Buster Posey c...........  5  1  2  2   1  1  6  0   4
 Brady Thomas c..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Jack Rye rf..............  5  2  2  2   1  0  2  0   1
Travis Anderson dh.......  3  2  1  1   0  0  0  0   0
 Tommy Oravetz ph........  2  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Jason Stidham 3b.........  5  3  4  4   0  0  0  1   2
Mark Gildea cf...........  4  0  0  1   0  3  2  0   3
 D'Vontrey Richardson cf.  0  1  0  0   1  0  3  0   0
Ruairi O'Connor lf.......  1  2  1  1   2  0  0  0   0
 Ohmed Danesh lf.........  1  1  0  0   1  0  0  0   0
Brandon Reichert 1b......  4  0  1  1   1  0  4  0   0
Bryan Henry p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
 Travis Burge p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 41 17 15 16  10  5 27  7  12

Georgia Tech 2 (31-21,15-12 ACC)
Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Danny Payne cf...........  4  0  0  0   1  1  5  0   1
Michael Fisher ss........  5  1  1  0   0  1  0  0   1
Matt Wieters c/1b........  2  0  0  0   2  0  8  0   0
Wally Crancer rf.........  4  1  2  2   0  0  4  0   0
Luke Murton dh...........  3  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   1
Patrick Long 2b..........  4  0  1  0   0  1  1  5   3
Tony Plagman 1b..........  1  0  0  0   1  0  3  0   2
 Jason Haniger c.........  1  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Chris House lf...........  2  0  0  0   0  0  4  0   0
 Curtis Dupart ph/lf.....  2  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Brad Feltes 3b...........  3  0  1  0   0  2  0  1   1
 Jay Dantzler ph.........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Ryan Turner p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  1   0
 Michael Hutts p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Andrew Robinson p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Zach Von Tersch p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Elliott Ogawa p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 32  2  6  2   4  7 27  7   9

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Florida State....... 102 404 123 - 17 15  0
Georgia Tech........ 000 020 000 -  2  6  3
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E - Fisher, M. 2(15); Long, P.(13). DP - FSU 1. LOB - FSU 12; Georgia Tech
9. 2B - Thomas, T. 2(30); Posey, B.(20); Stidham, J.(14). HR - Stidham,
J.(4); Crancer, W.(8). HBP - Stidham, J.; O'Connor, R.; Murton, L.; Plagman,
T.. SH - Reichert, B.(5). SF - Anderson, T.(1); Gildea, M.(2). SB - Thomas,
T.(27); Hallberg, M(10); Wieters, M.(2); Long, P.(13).

Florida State          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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Bryan Henry.........  6.0  6  2  2  3  5 23 28 112
Travis Burge........  3.0  0  0  0  1  2  9 10  40

Georgia Tech           IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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Ryan Turner.........  4.0  7  7  5  3  2 19 25  91
Michael Hutts.......  1.2  4  4  4  2  1  8 12  46
Andrew Robinson.....  2.1  3  3  3  2  2 10 12  42
Zach Von Tersch.....  0.1  1  3  2  3  0  2  5  25
Elliott Ogawa.......  0.2  0  0  0  0  0  2  2  11

Win - Henry, B. (14-0).  Loss - Turner, R. (5-4).  Save - Burge, T. (1).

WP - Burge, T.(2). HBP - by Turner, R. (O'Connor, R.); by Henry, B. (Plagman,
T.); by Henry, B. (Murton, L.); by Hutts, M. (Stidham, J.). Inherited
runners/scored: Robinson, A. 1/0; Ogawa, E. 3/0. Pitches/strikes: Henry, B.
112/67; Burge, T. 40/24; Turner, R. 91/53; Hutts, M. 46/24; Robinson, A. 42/24;
Von Tersch 25/10; Ogawa, E. 11/6.

Umpires - HP: Scott Graham  1B: Harry Greer  3B: Harvey Randolph, Jr.
Start: 7:06 pm   Time: 3:02   Attendance: 1942