Freshman Daniel Rod singled in the ninth inning
Feb. 27, 2010
ATLANTA - In the second game of its weekend series, the Xavier baseball team was shutout at No. 4 Georgia Tech Saturday afternoon. The Jackets outhit the Musketeers 15-2 on the day and this was GT's fourth shutout of the season.
Xavier (0-5) struggled offensively, posting only two hits in the game. Senior Bobby Freking recorded a double in the fifth and freshman Daniel Rod collected his first career hit in the ninth for the Musketeers.
Georgia Tech (7-0) got on the board quickly in the game, putting up a single run in the first inning after two singles and a wild pitch brought home Tony Plagman. The Jackets got two more in the second when Jason Garofalo sent a two-run shot to right center and Matt Skole homered to right center in the third to give GT an early 4-0 lead.
The Jackets' Jeff Rowland led off the fifth with a solo homer down the right field line and then GT exploded for 10 runs in the sixth to break the game open. Georgia Tech took the contest, 15-0.
Junior Tommy Shirley (0-2) took the loss for the Musketeers after putting in five innings of work. He gave up 10 runs on 12 hits while striking out four and walking one. Shane Liska, Josh Murphy and Seth Willoughby also saw action on the mound for Xavier.
Brandon Compton (2-0) got the win for the Yellow Jackets after throwing seven frames. He struck out four and walked three. Compton combined with Luke Bard and Clay Dalton for the shutout.
The Musketeers and Jackets close out their three-game series Sunday afternoon, Feb. 28. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. at GT's Russ Chandler Stadium.