May 9, 2008

Duncan Pitches No. 25 Tech Baseball Past Clemson, 5-1

ATLANTA-David Duncan worked eight solid innings while Charlie Blackmon and Tony Plagman collected three hits apiece to lead No. 25 Georgia Tech (35-14, 13-12 ACC) to a 5-1 win over Clemson (25-24-1) Friday night in the series opener at Russ Chandler Stadium.

Duncan (7-2) gave up just one run - a solo home run in the sixth - on six hits while striking out five and walking none to earn his seventh win of the season. Andrew Robinson tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off the Tigers.

An RBI groundout by Jason Haniger, followed by run-scoring singles by Blackmon and Jeff Rowland staked the Yellow Jackets to a 3-0 lead in the second inning. Blackmon went 3-for-4 with a run and RBI while Rowland finished the night 2-for-3 with a sacrifice bunt.

Tech extended its lead to 4-0 when Plagman reached on a two-out double in the third inning and scored on Feltesí RBI single. Plagman went 3-for-4 with two runs scored against Clemson, and Feltes collected two hits in four at bats.

Plagman singled to lead off the eighth inning, moved to second on a passed ball by Tiger catcher Doug Hogan, and scored on Thomas Nicholsí RBI single to cap the scoring for the Jackets.

Tech and Clemson will continue the Atlantic Coast Conference series Saturday at 7 p.m. in a game that will be televised on CSS. The game can also be heard on 790 the Zone, while live stats will be available at Ramblinwreck.com.

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                2008 GEORGIA TECH BASEBALL
               Clemson at #25 Georgia Tech
   May 9, 2008 at Atlanta, Ga. (Russ Chandler Stadium)

Clemson 1 (25-24-1,10-17-1 ACC)
Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB  Avg.
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Mike Freeman 2b..........  4  0  2  0   0  0  3  2   0  .317
Jeff Schaus lf...........  4  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   1  .309
Kyle Parker rf...........  4  1  2  1   0  1  0  0   0  .310
Ben Paulsen 1b...........  4  0  1  0   0  0  6  0   0  .324
Doug Hogan c.............  4  0  1  0   0  2  8  4   0  .266
Wilson Boyd cf...........  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  .305
Matt Sanders 3b..........  3  0  0  0   0  3  1  3   3  .260
Stan Widmann ss..........  3  0  0  0   0  0  3  1   0  .237
J.D. Burgess dh..........  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0  .222
D.J. Mitchell p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  1   0     -
Totals................... 32  1  6  1   0  7 24 11   4

Georgia Tech 5 (35-14,13-12 ACC)
Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB  Avg.
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Charlie Blackmon rf......  4  1  3  1   0  0  0  0   0  .379
Jeff Rowland cf..........  3  0  2  1   0  0  4  0   0  .355
Luke Murton dh...........  4  0  0  0   0  3  0  0   0  .350
Derek Dietrich ss........  4  0  0  0   0  1  2  2   2  .333
Tony Plagman 1b..........  4  2  3  0   0  1  4  3   2  .301
Brad Feltes 3b...........  4  1  2  1   0  1  1  1   0  .288
 Patrick Long 3b.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0  .244
Thomas Nichols 2b........  4  1  2  1   0  1  1  3   1  .298
Chase Burnette lf........  2  0  0  0   0  0  4  0   1  .256
 Chris House lf..........  1  0  1  0   0  0  2  0   0  .256
Jason Haniger c..........  4  0  1  1   0  2  7  0   1  .312
David Duncan p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0     -
 Andrew Robinson p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0     -
Totals................... 34  5 14  5   0  9 27  9   7

Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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Clemson............. 000 001 000 -  1  6  1
Georgia Tech........ 031 000 01X -  5 14  0
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E - MITCHELL(3). DP - Georgia Tech 1. LOB - Clemson 4; Georgia Tech 7. 
2B - Plagman, T.(7). HR - PARKER(11). SH - Rowland, J.(6); Burnette, C.(2). 
CS - Rowland, J.(4).

Clemson                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP   ERA
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D.J. Mitchell.......  8.0 14  5  4  0  9 34 36 105  3.30

Georgia Tech           IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP   ERA
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David Duncan........  8.0  6  1  1  0  5 29 29 100  3.87
Andrew Robinson.....  1.0  0  0  0  0  2  3  3  13  3.63

Win - Duncan, D. (7-2).  Loss - MITCHELL (5-4).  Save - None.

PB - HOGAN(13). Inherited runners/scored: None. Pitches/strikes: 
MITCHELL 105/78; Duncan, D. 100/70; Robinson, A. 13/9.

Umpires - HP: A.J. Lostaglio  1B: Tony Walsh  3B: Scott Erby
Start: 7:02 pm   Time: 2:00   Attendance: 1852
Weather: PCloudy, 79 deg, Wind-W-8mph