April 13, 2008

MIAMI COMPLETES SWEEP OF TECH, 9-3

Plagman homers for Jackets in losing effort

ATLANTA – Yonder Alonso and Adan Severino homered and drove in two runs each to pace a 16-hit attack, leading No. 1-ranked Miami to a 9-3 victory Sunday at Russ Chandler Stadium and a sweep of the weekend Atlantic Coast Conference series.

David Gutierrez (2-0), making his fourth start of the season, gave up three runs in the first three innings, but earned the victory with six solid innings for the Hurricanes, who improved to 30-3 overall and 15-1 in the ACC. Gutierrez scattered five hits and two walks while fanning four batters.

Tech, 26-10 overall and 9-9 in the ACC, took its first lead of the series, scoring single runs in the first three innings, but failed to score again after Gutierrez settled down and the Miami bullpen shut out the Jackets in the last three frames.

Derek Dietrich drove in the first Tech run with an RBI single in the first, and Tony Plagman hit his ninth homer of the season in the second.

Alonso singled home a run and then scored on a passed ball to knot the score at 2-2 in the third. Tech got the run back in the bottom half when Thomas Nichols doubled and scored on a passed ball.

Miami tied it again when Jemile Weeks drew a bases-loaded walk from Zach Von Tersch in the fourth, then grabbed the lead on Severino’s two-run homer in the fifth. Alonso belted a solo shot, his eighth of the season, to make it 6-3 in the sixth.

Von Tersch (4-2) was relieved after 4-2/3 innings, having given up five runs on 10 hits and four walks.

The Hurricanes added three more runs in the seventh on five singles, including RBI hits from Weeks and Dennis Raben and a sacrifice fly by Blake Tekotte.

Every batter except shortstop Ryan Jackson had at least one hit for the Hurricanes.

Tech returns to action Wednesday at 4 p.m. against Georgia Southern in Statesboro. Tuesday’s regularly scheduled game against the Eagles has been cancelled so that the Yellow Jackets may attend the funeral of their late teammate Michael Hutts.

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          2008 GEORGIA TECH BASEBALL
        #1 Miami at #10 Georgia Tech
April 13, 2008 at Atlanta, Ga. (Russ Chandler Stadium)

Miami 9 (30-3,15-1 ACC)
Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Blake Tekotte cf.........  5  1  2  1   0  0  0  0   1
Jemile Weeks 2b..........  4  1  2  2   1  0  3  2   0
Yonder Alonso 1b.........  4  2  3  2   1  1 12  1   0
Dennis Raben rf..........  5  0  1  1   0  0  2  0   3
Mark Sobolewski 3b.......  5  0  2  0   0  2  0  2   2
Ryan Jackson ss..........  4  0  0  0   1  1  1  4   2
Dave DiNatale dh.........  5  1  2  0   0  0  0  0   0
Adan Severino lf.........  4  3  2  2   1  0  2  0   0
Jason Hagerty c..........  1  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   1
 Ben Vazquez c...........  4  1  2  0   0  0  4  1   0
David Gutierrez p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  3   0
 Kyle Bellamy p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
 Carlos Gutierrez p......  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Totals................... 41  9 16  8   4  4 27 13  10

Georgia Tech 3 (26-10,9-9 ACC)
Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Jeff Rowland cf..........  4  0  1  0   0  1  0  2   1
Thomas Nichols 2b........  3  2  1  0   1  1  1  3   0
Charlie Blackmon rf......  3  0  0  0   0  0  5  0   0
Derek Dietrich ss........  3  0  1  1   1  0  2  0   0
Luke Murton dh...........  4  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   1
Tony Plagman 1b..........  4  1  1  1   0  2  9  0   0
Chris House lf...........  4  0  1  0   0  0  2  0   0
Patrick Long 3b..........  4  0  0  0   0  1  4  3   2
Cole Leonida c...........  3  0  1  0   0  0  4  1   1
Zach Von Tersch p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
 Andrew Robinson p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
 Brad Rulon p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Chris Hicks p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 32  3  6  2   2  6 27 12   5

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Miami............... 002 121 300 -  9 16  1
Georgia Tech........ 111 000 000 -  3  6  1
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E - Sobolewski(9); Plagman, T.(4). DP - Miami 2; Georgia Tech 1. 
LOB - Miami 10; Georgia Tech 5. 2B - Nichols, T.(10). HR - Alonso, Y.(8); 
Severino, A.(3); Plagman, T.(9). SH - Blackmon, C.. SF - Tekotte, B.(3). 
SB - Tekotte, B.(16); Weeks, J(11); DiNatale, D.(8). CS - Dietrich, D.(1).

Miami                  IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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David Gutierrez.....  6.0  5  3  2  2  4 21 24  89
Kyle Bellamy........  2.0  0  0  0  0  1  6  6  21
Carlos Gutierrez....  1.0  1  0  0  0  1  5  5  18

Georgia Tech           IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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Zach Von Tersch.....  4.2 10  5  5  4  1 23 27  90
Andrew Robinson.....  2.0  4  4  4  0  1 10 11  35
Brad Rulon..........  1.1  2  0  0  0  2  5  5  25
Chris Hicks.........  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  3  3  13

Win - Gutierrez, D (2-0).  Loss - Von Tersch (4-2).  Save - None.

WP - Gutierrez, D(2); Gutierrez, C(2); Von Tersch 2(4); Robinson, A.(2). 
PB - Vazquez, B.(1); Leonida, C.(1). Inherited runners/scored: Robinson, A. 1/0;
Rulon, B. 1/1. Pitches/strikes: Gutierrez, D 89/54; Bellamy, K. 21/16;
Gutierrez, C 18/12; Von Tersch 90/52; Robinson, A. 35/21; Rulon, B. 25/17;
Hicks, C. 13/8.

Umpires - HP: Mark Chapman  1B: Bruce Ravan  3B: Tony Walsh
Start: 1:06 pm   Time: 2:55   Attendance: 1921
Weather: M.Sunny, 56 deg, Wind-WNW17mph