April 10, 2009
ATLANTA – Friday night’s baseball series opener between No. 8 Georgia Tech and No. 11 Virginia was suspended in the bottom of the fourth inning due to heavy rain and hail in the area.
After sitting through a 78-minute rain delay at Russ Chandler Stadium, officials decided to suspend the remainder of the game until Saturday at 3 p.m. The two teams will resume play with Georgia Tech batting in the bottom of the fourth.
Virginia took a 3-1 lead in the top of the fourth inning with a solo home run by Jarrett Parker, a run-scoring triple by Phil Gosselin and an RBI single from Steven Proscia, but Tech narrowed the gap to one in the bottom of the frame and were threatening to score again when the game was postponed.
Jason Haniger led off the fourth with a base hit and moved to second when Luke Murton was hit by a pitch. Skole then plated Haniger with a run-scoring single, making the score 3-2. The game was suspended with a 2-2 count on Jason Garofalo after Georgia Tech’s tornado alert system rang out across campus.
The contest began as a pitcher’s dual, as the first 16 batters of the game were retired in order. Yellow Jacket starter Deck McGuire tossed three perfect innings before getting hit in the top of the fourth, and Cavalier ace Danny Hultzen retired the first seven batters he faced in order before Tech scratched for a run in the bottom of the third.
Both of Saturday’s contests – the originally scheduled 6 p.m. game as well as the suspended game – will be broadcast on WREK Radio (91.1 FM in Atlanta/www.wrek.org).