Originally created 04/09/00

Vanderbilt tops UGA



In Nashville, Tenn., Adam Blue hit in four runs on three hits and Ashley Freeman and Karl Nonemaker hit back-to-back home runs to lead Vanderbilt past Georgia, 10-7.

Vanderbilt (16-18, 3-10 SEC) scored four runs on two hits in the fourth, including a two-run double by Blue, to break a tie and jump ahead 6-2. The Commodores would never give up the lead.

The Bulldogs' (21-12, 8-5) Doc Brooks hit a two-run homer in the sixth to cut the margin to 6-4. It was Brooks' second home run of the game.

Georgia brought the score to 7-6 in the seventh, after Jeff Keppinger scored on a throwing error by Blue.

But Freeman and Nonemaker's homers in the bottom of the eighth gave Vanderbilt three points to secure the victory.

Vanderbilt's Chris Maultsby (1-2) had the win. Georgia's Matt Steele (5-2) took the loss. Zach Cook picked up the save, his first.

GEORGIA TECH 8, MARYLAND 5:

In College Park, Md., Tyler Parker hit a three-run homer and added an RBI double to lead Georgia Tech past Maryland.

Rhett Parrott (4-2) pitched seven innings for the Yellow Jackets, striking out five and giving up one unearned run on four singles with one walk.

Georgia Tech (25-8, 9-2 ACC) was leading 2-0 when it broke the game open with four runs in the top of the fourth, starting with Parker's three-run homer. Brad Stockton plated another run with an RBI double that scored Richard Lewis.

The Yellow Jackets added their final two runs in the seventh on an RBI double from Parker and a run-scoring single from Wes Rynders to push the lead to 8-0.

Maryland (10-21, 0-8 ACC) scored on an RBI single from Jason Mohap in the seventh and on a RBI groundout from Craig Munroe in the eighth. The Terrapins added three runs in the bottom of the ninth off Tech reliever Kevin Cameron.

Andy Mitchell earned his third save of the season for the Yellow Jackets, who maintained first place in the ACC standings.

Maryland starter Mark Martin (1-4) took the loss, allowing six runs in six innings.

AUBURN 16, MISSISSIPPI 8:

In Oxford, Miss., Todd Faulkner went 4-for-6 and drove in six runs, including two on a homer in the first inning to lead Auburn past Mississippi.

Auburn (30-9, 8-6 SEC) jumped to a 7-1 lead after the second inning and was never challenged in the second game of a three-game series.

Mississippi (20-14, 6-7) won the first game of the series.

Gabe Gross also went 4-for-6, had two RBI, and hit a solo home run in the sixth to put the Tigers up 14-2.

Ole Miss trailed only 2-1 after the first inning, but Dominic Rich hit a two-run single with the bases loaded to give Auburn a 4-1 lead. The Tigers scored two more runs on walks with the bases loaded and Brett Burnham capped the inning with a sacrifice fly, scoring Mailon Kent.

Ole Miss rallied for five runs in the ninth but could not overcome the early deficit.

Chris Bootcheck (8-0), who loaded the bases with no outs in the first inning but was able to escape with the Rebels scoring just one run, pitched seven innings allowing three runs on five hits to earn the victory.

Brett Young (2-1) took the loss, allowing seven runs, five earned, on six hits for Ole Miss.

S. CAROLINA 4, MISS. ST. 3:

In Columbia, Nate Janowicz drove in the go ahead run in the eighth inning as South Carolina beat Mississippi State in SEC action Saturday night in a game delayed nearly two hours by rain.

It was Janowicz's fourth hit of the game and came after Bo Mobley's pinch-hit RBI single tied the score for Carolina (31-4, 11-3).

Peter Bauer (6-0) picked up the win after pitching into the ninth inning. Bauer allowed seven hits and three runs. Scott Barber recorded the save. Adam Larson (3-1) took the loss for Mississippi.

CLEMSON 9, N.C. STATE 0:

In Clemson, S.C., Tigers pitchers held North Carolina State to two hits in posting the shutout.

Ryan Mottl pitched seven innings for Clemson (27-7, 5-3 ACC) with one hit before Matt Additon relieved him in the eighth.

The Tigers had three hits and three runs in the first inning and added two runs in the third, including a Jeff Baker home run. In the sixth inning, Clemson added four runs on five hits, including a Jarrod Schmidt home run.

Mottl (6-2) took the win for the Tigers. Dan D'Amato (5-4) took the loss for N.C. State.