Feb. 25, 2006
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – Whit Robbins drove in three runs and Matt Wieters added two RBI to lead No. 3 Georgia Tech (10-0) to a rain-shortened 8-2 win over Virginia Commonwealth (3-4) on Saturday in day two of the Baseball Bash at the Beach at Coastal Federal Field.
The game was called in the bottom of the sixth inning due to rain.
Freshman Chris Hicks (2-0) earned the win in relief.
The Yellow Jackets struck for a 2-0 lead in the second inning on a two-out RBI single from Mike Trapani, and Andy Hawranick came around to score when VCU’s Trai Harris mishandled the ball in right field.
The Rams tied the game at 2-2 in the top of the fifth inning. Kwan Evans singled and scored on Tim St. Clair’s RBI single, and Jared Bolden drove in a run with a bases loaded groundout.
Georgia Tech answered with a four-run outburst in the bottom of the sixth inning to take a 6-2 lead. Two walks and a hit batter loaded the bases with two outs before Wes Hodges delivered a RBI single and Robbins followed with a bases-clearing double.
Wieters added a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning to make the score 8-2 before the game was called.
VCU starter John Leonard (0-1) took the loss, allowing five runs on two hits and six walks in 4.2 innings. Rams’ pitchers issued nine walks in the rain-shortened game.
Tech starter Lee Hyde worked 4.1 innings and allowed two runs on five hits but did not figure in the decision.
VCU’s Sergio Miranda went 3-for-4.
Saturday’s schedule in the final day of the Baseball Bash at the Beach features Tennessee vs. VCU at 12 noon and Coastal Carolina vs. Georgia Tech at 3:30 p.m.