May 7, 2005
Georgia Tech took game two of a three-game series from Florida Atlantic University Saturday night at Russ Chandler Stadium 12-3. Tim Mascia finished the night 3-for-4 with two RBI for FAU.
Mike McBryde (N. Palm Beach, FL) got FAU (26-18) on the board in the first inning with a leadoff home run. The homer was the fourth of the season for the sophomore.
The Yellow Jackets (34-12) battled back for two runs in the bottom of the frame. Two singles put runners at the corners as Matt Wieters came to the plate. The first baseman flied out to right field for his 50th RBI of the season. After an error extended the inning a double allowed Steven Blackwood to score. GT left the bases loaded with a fly out to centerfield.
Again in the second, GT put the first two runners on base with singles. Both runners scored as Wieters recorded another RBI with a sacrifice fly and Wes Hodges singled in a run for the 4-1 lead.
Tyler Greene's second home run of weekend came in the third inning with two outs to give the Yellow Jackets a 6-1 lead
Wieters and Hodges started the fourth with two singles and Wieters scored on a Jeff Kindel sacrifice fly, the third of the evening.
FAU reliever Will Mann managed to blank the GT offense in the bottom of the frame to bring the score to within 7-3.
Jeremy Slayden pushed the Georgia Tech lead back to seven with a three-run homer in the sixth.
Chris Salberg suffered the loss for FAU and falls to 2-4 after he worked three innings and allowed seven runs on 10 hits and struck out two. Jason Doherty entered in relief and threw 2/3 innings and did not allow a hit. Will Mann pitched two innings and allowed three runs on two hits. Mike Salivar worked 1 1/3 innings and allowed one run on two hits. Matt Dunn worked the eighth inning and allowed one run on two hits and struck out two.
After working seven innings and allowing three runs on eight hits, Blake Wood earned the win to improve to 8-1. Jordan Crews and Brad Rulon entered in relief for GT.
Three three-game series will conclude on Sunday with a 1 pm game time.