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Boston College Stops No. 5 Georgia Tech Baseball, 5-1

April 30, 2006

Box Score

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Dave Preziosi hit a two-run triple to highlight a four-run fifth inning as Boston College (25-21-1, 7-17 ACC) defeated No. 5 Georgia Tech (33-12, 14-10), 5-1, on Sunday at Shea Field. The Eagles won the three game series, two games to one.

Boston College starter Nate Jeanes (2-4) held the Yellow Jackets to one run on four hits in 5.1 innings. He issued one walk and struck out three batters.

Boston College’s bullpen of Matt Mayer and Kevin Boggan held the Yellow Jackets to one hit over the final 3.1 innings. Mayer pitched 2.2 hitless innings and struck out two batters, and Boggan recorded the final two outs of the game.

Jett Ruiz led the Eagles with three hits.

Tech’s Jeff Kindel went 2-for-4 with a home run to extend his hitting streak to 17 games.

Georgia Tech’s Danny Payne and Steven Blackwood, the usual first two hitters in the batting order, did not play for the second straight day after colliding in the first inning of Friday’s game.

The Yellow Jackets committed eight errors that led to five unearned runs in the three-game series.

David Duncan (5-2) took the loss after allowing five runs in five innings.

A solo home run from Kindel, his seventh of the year, gave the Yellow Jackets a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning. Boston College tied the game in the bottom of the inning when Johnny Ayers hit a leadoff triple and scored on a sacrifice fly from Jeff Schomaker.

Boston College scored four runs on three hits and two Georgia Tech errors in the fifth inning to take a 5-1 lead. The Eagles put runners on second and third bases with one out on a single, hit batter and double steal. Duncan nearly worked out of the jam when he recorded a strikeout for the second out of the inning, but Dave Preziosi delivered a two-run triple, Shawn McGill followed with a RBI single and Ryan Hutchinson reached on an error by Tech third baseman Wes Hodges to allow the final run of the inning to score.

The Yellow Jackets put the leadoff batter on base in both the sixth and seventh innings but failed to score. Tech hit into inning ending double plays in the fourth and eighth innings.

Georgia Tech takes a week off for spring semester final exams before hosting South Florida for a three-game series beginning on Friday at 7 p.m. at Russ Chandler Stadium.

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