Baseball Drops Series Finale, 12-3
May 10, 1998
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Georgia Tech sent 13 batters to the plate and scored seven runs in the seventh inning and went on to defeat the Terps, 12-3, at Shipley Field this afternoon. With the win, the Yellow Jackets complete the regular season with an overall mark of 37-18 and 14-9 in the ACC, while the Terps finish 26-29-1 overall and 5-18 in the conference.
Georgia Tech scored four runs in the first inning as Bryan Prince hit his fifth homer of the season, a three-run shot off Maryland starter Tom Curtiss. The Yellow Jackets' first four hitters of the game all reached base. Heath Honeycutt hit an RBI single to score Matthew Boggs and with Jay Hood on base, Prince sent a long ball to center field to give Tech an early four run lead.
Maryland scored a run in the bottom of the first as freshman Brian Patenaude singled to chase home lead off hitter Larry Long, who reached base on a walk. The Terps tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the third when Casey Trout scored on Scott Bronowicz's 19th double of the season, and Jason Schlegel's single to right field scored Bronowicz, making the score 5-3.
The score remained 5-3 until the seventh inning when Georgia Tech scored seven runs on four hits. The Yellow Jackets batted around before an out was recorded. Boggs and Ryan Brooks each drove in two runs in the inning.
Georgia Tech starter L.J. Yankosky earned his 10th win of the season, while Curtiss suffered his second loss.
The game marked the end of the regular season for both team as the ACC Tournament begins Tuesday, May 12, at the Durham Bull Athletic Center in Durham. N.C. Maryland will play Virginia on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
Georgia Tech 4 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 12 12 1 Maryland 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 3