No. 17 Georgia Tech Sweeps Boston College with 3-2 Win

March 30, 2008

Box Score

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Andrew Robinson worked out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the seventh and Zach Von Tersch tossed 6.1 strong innings to guide No. 17 Georgia Tech (22-5, 8-4 ACC) past Boston College (11-14, 2-10 ACC), 3-2, Sunday afternoon to help the Yellow Jackets to a series sweep of the Eagles.

Robinson entered the game with one out and the Jackets holding onto a 3-1 lead and forced a slow ground ball by Marc Perdios. Brad Feltes stepped on the bag at third base and threw across the diamond for the double play, but Perdios beat the throw as a run scored on the play. Robinson then struck out Barry Butera to help Tech hold onto the 3-2 lead.

After allowing the first two batters to reach base in the eighth, the Yellow Jacket sophomore forced three-straight infield flies before turning the game over to Brad Rulon in the ninth inning. Rulon forced a line out, strikeout and fly out to pick up his third save of the season.

Zach Von Tersch (3-1) picked up the win by facing just three over the minimum through the first five innings. He allowed two runs on five hits while striking out three and walking three in the game.

Tony Plagman and Thomas Nichols led the Jackets with two hits apiece while Nichols, Derek Dietrich and Chris House all drove in runs in the game.

An RBI double by Dietrich staked the Jackets to a one-run lead in the top of the first inning, but Butera singled to lead off the bottom of the frame, stole second base, moved to third on a single by Michael Belfiore, and scored on a double play to tie the game at 1-1.

Plagman walked to lead off the second inning, advanced to second on a wild pitch, stole third base and scored on a sacrifice fly by House to give Tech a 2-1 lead.

The score remained 2-1 until the top of the seventh when an RBI single by Nichols plated Cole Leonida to give Tech a two-run edge.

Boston College starter James MacDonald (2-4) suffered his fourth loss of the season despite holding the Jackets to three runs on six hits in seven innings of work.

Tech returns to Atlanta to host East Tennessee State in a two-game series beginning Tuesday at 6 p.m. A live video broadcast for both games will be available on ACC Select (gatech.playonsports.tv) while live stats for all Georgia Tech baseball games can be found at Ramblinwreck.com.

–GT–

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