Red Raiders Fall To Top-Seeded Georgia Tech 9-3|
June 5, 2004
ATLANTA, Ga. - Georgia Tech's Micah Ownings allowed just two earned runs and struckout nine to lead the top-seeded Yellowjackets to Sunday's NCAA Atlanta Regional Championship game with a 9-3 win over Texas Tech on Saturday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium. Texas Tech will now play Mississippi State at 7 p.m. in an elimination game with the winner facing undefeated Georgia Tech at 1 p.m. (ET) on Sunday.
Georgia Tech's Whit Robbins hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the second to give the Yellowjackets an early 3-0 lead. Texas Tech came right back in the top of the third single run to pull the game to within two as second baseman Jose Delgado singled up the middle allowing Madison Edward to score from third.
In the bottom of the fifth, Georgia Tech left fielder Steven Blackwood belted a two-run home run over the wall in right field to push the scored to 5-1. The home run was his fourth of the year.
Senior third baseman Josh Haney picked up an RBI double in the top of the sixth that scored Cameron Blair from second. Blair put himself in scoring position with a double to left field with one out in the inning. Texas Tech plated another run in the top of the seventh on a throwing error by Georgia Tech second baseman Eric Patterson that made the score 5-3 in favor of the Yellowjackets.
Georgia Tech plated two more runs in the bottom of the seventh on a two-run dinger by catcher Mike Nickeas that went over the left field fence. The Yellowjackets got runners on second and third with no outs in the eighth and pushed their lead to 9-3 with an RBI fielder's choice and RBI single.
For a complete wrap-up of today's action, please log on to www.texastech.com later this evening following the elimination game with Mississippi State.