March 9, 2008
ATLANTA – Jeff Rowland had three hits and Zach Von Tersch picked up his second win of the season as No. 19 Georgia Tech (12-1, 3-0 ACC) completed a series sweep of Virginia Tech (7-6, 0-3 ACC) with a 2-1 victory against the Hokies Sunday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium.
Von Tersch (2-0) held Virginia Tech to one run on five hits while striking out six and walking two in seven innings of work. Brad Rulon worked a scoreless eighth inning and Chris Hicks picked up his fourth save of the week, and fifth of the season, by tossing a scoreless ninth.
Rowland went 3-for-4 to lead the Jackets’ offense on the afternoon.
Brad Feltes led off the second inning with a home run to give the Yellow Jackets a 1-0 lead. The home run was the senior third baseman’s second of the season and he also added a sacrifice bunt in the game.
Georgia Tech took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third when Chris House led off the inning with a single, stole second base, moved to third on a failed pickoff attempt by Virginia Tech starting pitcher Jesse Hahn, and scored on an RBI groundout by Charlie Blackmon.
Virginia Tech broke up the shutout in the seventh inning when Ty Hohman hit a leadoff double, moved to third on a groundout by Matt Blow, and scored on an RBI single by Sean Ryan.
Hahn (1-1) suffered his first loss of the season by giving up both runs, only one of which was earned, on just four hits in 6.1 innings. He also struck out three and walked two.
Hohman collected two of the Hokies’ six hits in the game with a perfect 2-for-2 performance at the plate.
The Jackets will travel away from Russ Chandler Stadium for the first time in 2008 when they head across town to play Georgia State in Panthersville this Wednesday. Game time is at 6 p.m. and live stats will be available at Ramblinwreck.com.