No. 4 Seed Jackets Top No. 5 Duke In ACC Tournament, 16-2

May 16, 2001

Box Score

FORT MILL, S.C. – Bryan Prince homered and drove in four runs and Richard Lewis tied an ACC Tournament record with five hits to lead fourth-seeded Georgia Tech (40-16) to a 16-2 lead over No. 5 seed Duke (23-32) in the first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament on Wednesday afternoon at Knights Stadium. The Yellow Jackets advances to the winners’ bracket of the second round where they will face the winner of the Florida State/NC State game on Thursday at 5 p.m., while the Blue Devils will face the loser of that game at 10 a.m.

Georgia Tech starter Kevin Cameron (6-2) picked up the victory after holding Duke to two runs on six hits in seven innings of work. Duke’s Ryan Caradonna (5-10) took the loss, surrendering six runs in six innings.

Tech took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Richard Lewis singled, took second on Mark Teixeira’s groundout, and came around to score on Prince’s two-out RBI single. A solo home run from Jason Basil, his team-leading 14th of the season, made the score 2-0 in the second inning.

The Yellow Jackets extended the lead to 4-0 in the third inning on a two-run homer from Prince, his sixth of the year.

The Blue Devils cut the lead to 4-1 in the top of the fifth when Kevin Kelly singled with two outs and scored on J.D. Alleva’s RBI double. Duke made the score 4-2 in the top of the seventh after Brian Patrick led off the inning with a walk, took third on Scott Grossi’s single, and scored on a sacrifice fly from Kelly.

Georgia Tech scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to push the lead back to four runs at 6-2. Matt Murton led off the inning with an infield single and took third base on Matthew Boggs’ single. A balk by Caradonna plated Murton and moved Boggs to second before Lewis doubled down the right field line to drive in Boggs with the second run of the inning.

The Yellow Jackets broke the game open with a ten-run eighth inning that made the score 16-2. Tech sent 15 batters to the plate in the inning, which was highlighted by a two-run single from Basil, who drove in three runs in the game, and RBI hits from Boggs, Lewis, Wes Rynders and Jason Perry.

Lewis led the Tech offense with a perfect 5-for-5 performance, while Boggs went 4-for-6 with two RBI. Prince, Rynders, Basil and Victor Menocal each added two hits as the Yellow Jackets outhit Duke, 19-6.

The scheduled starting pitcher for Duke, Kevin Thompson, was scratched just minutes prior to the game due to stiffness in his shoulder.

All of Tech’s games in the ACC Tournament will be broadcast on WREK-Radio (91.1 FM in Atlanta) and on the internet at www.ramblinwreck.com. Live scoring during the tournament will be available at www.theacc.com.

2001 Georgia Tech Baseball DUKE at GEORGIA TECH May 16, 2001 at Fort Mill, S.C. (Knights Stadium)

DUKE 2 (23-32) GEORGIA TECH 16 (40-16)

AB R H RBI AB R H RBI

Kevin Kelly ss 3 1 1 1 Boggs, M. 2b 6 2 4 2 JD Alleva 3b 3 0 2 1 Lewis, R. ss 5 3 5 2 Drew Jerdan dh 3 0 1 0 Teixeira, M. dh 2 0 0 0 Larry Broadw 1b 4 0 0 0 Swain, M. pr 0 1 0 0 David Mason rf 4 0 0 0 Goffena, D. ph 1 0 0 0 Troy Caradon c 4 0 1 0 Prince, B. c 5 2 2 4 Doug Bechtol cf 3 0 0 0 Gergel, K. c 0 0 0 0 Brian Patric lf 2 1 0 0 Perry, J. 1b 4 1 1 1 Gideon Thomp ph 1 0 0 0 Basil, J. cf/rf 5 2 2 3 Scott Grossi 2b 3 0 1 0 Menocal, V. 3b 5 1 2 1 Adam Loftin ph 1 0 0 0 Stockton, B. rf/lf 3 1 0 1 Ryan Caradon p 0 0 0 0 Murton, M. lf 3 1 1 0 Colin Begley p 0 0 0 0 Rynders, W. cf 2 2 2 1 Greg Burke p 0 0 0 0 Cameron, K. p 0 0 0 0 Evan Anderso p 0 0 0 0 Burks, B. p 0 0 0 0 Walker, A. p 0 0 0 0

Totals…… 31 2 6 2 Totals…… 41 16 19 15

Score by innings: R H E ———————————————– DUKE 000 010 100 – 2 6 1 GEORGIA TECH 112 000 2(10) – 16 19 0 ———————————————–

E – Kevin Kelly(25). DP – DUKE 1, GEORGIA TECH 1. LOB – DUKE 10, GEORGIA TECH 8. 2B – JD Alleva(13), Drew Jerdan(9), Lewis, R.(12), Menocal, V.(17), Rynders, W.(5). HR – Prince, B.(6), Basil, J.(14). SH – Lewis, R.(6). SF – Kevin Kelly(6), Stockton, B.(3).

IP H R ER BB SO WP BK HP IBB AB BF Fly Gnd NP

Ryan Caradon L 5-10 6.0 9 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 26 28 9 8 103 Colin Begley 0.1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 4 0 1 19 Greg Burke 1.0 6 9 6 2 0 1 0 0 0 9 11 0 2 37 Evan Anderso 0.2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 2 0 13

Cameron, K. W 6-2 7.0 6 2 2 5 2 1 0 0 0 25 31 8 10 104 Burks, B. 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 2 12 Walker, A. 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 5 0 2 20

WP – Greg Burke(5), Cameron, K.(7). HBP – by Walker, A. (JD Alleva). BK – Colin Begley(2).

Strikeouts – Drew Jerdan, Larry Broadw, David Mason, Doug Bechtol, Menocal, V.. Walks – Kevin Kelly, JD Alleva, Drew Jerdan 2, Doug Bechtol, Brian Patric, Teixeira, M. 3, Perry, J., Stockton, B..

Umpires – Home:John Floyd 1st:Jack Cox 2nd:Scott Erby 3rd:Steve Manders Start: 10:02 Time: 2:51 Attendance: Ryan Caradon faced 2 batters in the 7th.

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