No. 4 Georgia Tech Slips by Baseball, 5-4
Feb. 26, 2010
ATLANTA - After rallying back to tie the game at four runs apiece, the Xavier baseball team dropped a heartbreaker at No. 4 Georgia Tech Friday night, 5-4, at GT's Russ Chandler Stadium. The Yellow Jackets used an RBI-single in the eighth to score the winning run.
Xavier (0-4) outhit Georgia Tech (6-0) by a margin of 11-8. Three Musketeers tallied two runs in the contest as junior Ben Thomas was 2-for-4 with an RBI, junior team captain John McCambridge went 2-for-5 with a run scored and redshirt freshman Mark Elwell was 2-for-3 on the day.
The Musketeers tied the game at four runs apiece in the top of the eighth when junior Phil Bauer's single to the shortstop scored redshirt senior Neil Lindgren. The Jackets were able to get a run back in the bottom of the frame on a single to left field, which would prove to be the winning run.
Junior Brian Muransky (0-1) took the loss for the Musketeers after tossing 1.1 innings and giving up one run on two hits. Redshirt sophomore Nate Mutsch was XU's starter and he threw 6.2 frames, giving up four runs on six hits and struck out three while walking two.
Andrew Robinson (1-0) got the win for the Jackets as he put in one inning of work. Kevin Jacob (2) picked up a save for his work in the ninth.
The Musketeers and Yellow Jackets return to action Saturday, Feb. 27 for the second game of the three-game series between the two. First pitch is set for 3 p.m. at Russ Chandler Stadium.