May 29, 2009
With the win, Georgia Tech’s all-time NCAA Tournament record improves to 57-49. Georgia State is now 0-1 in the NCAA Tournament.
DAY 2 MATCHUPS: #2 Elon vs. #4 Georgia State (3 p.m.) (elimination game) #1 Georgia Tech vs. #3 Southern Mississippi (7 p.m.)
Georgia Tech won its sixth straight NCAA Regional game at Russ Chandler Stadium. Tech now owns an all-time record of 22-13 in NCAA games played at the “Rusty C.”
3B Matt Skole hit his first career Grand Slam in the fifth inning. Skole now has 16 home runs matching Frank Bolick for the second-highest single-season total for a Tech freshman in school history (Jeremy Slayden hit 18 in 2002).
Starting pitcher Deck McGuire earned the win to improve to 11-1 in 2009 and 19-2 in his two-year collegiate career. McGuire’s .905 career winning percentage is the best in school history.
McGuire struck out seven batters, marking the 11th time in 15 starts that he has struck out seven or more.
Tech’s five-run fifth inning was the 34th time the Yellow Jackets have scored at least four runs in an inning. The Jackets are 21-3 in games when they score at least four runs in an inning.
Georgia Tech avenged a 10-1 loss to Georgia State at Russ Chandler Stadium on Mar. 24. Tech is now 53-8 all-time against the Panthers, including a 31-3 mark at home. The Yellow Jackets are now 30-4 against the Panthers under head coach Danny Hall.
2B Connor Winn, who entered the game just 4-for-24 (.167) in limited playing time this year, finished with a career-high two hits in three at bats.
SS Derek Dietrich had his first career sacrifice bunt to help spark Tech’s five-run fifth inning.
CF Jeff Rowland had a career-high three stolen bases.
1B Tony Plagman went 0-for-4 to snap an 11-game hitting streak.
GEORGIA STATE 1B Bradley Logan homered for the fifth straight game. Logan’s 27 career home runs ranks seventh on Georgia State’s all-time list.
LF Michael McCree had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.
RF Matt Van Horn played in his 59th game of the season, tying the school single season record set by Paul Schlosser in 2000.
Marc Mimeault’s fourth inning single gave him 76 hits for the season and tied him with Dustin Phillips for fifth place on the school’s all-time list. Bradley Logan set the school record with 85 hits in 2008.
The Panthers entered tonight’s game 12th in the NCAA in walks, but only drew one base on balls (coming with two outs in the ninth inning).