ATLANTA, GA – Redshirt freshman Tim Woodhull (West Windsor, NJ), a converted catcher with just one previous inning under his belt, pitched four shutout innings for his first collegiate victory as Rutgers rallied three different times before finally knocking off Georgia Tech, 10-9, in 13 innings. " />
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Rutgers Baseball Outlasts No. 13 GA Tech, 10-9, in 13 Innings
WOODHULL EARNS FIRST COLLEGIATE WIN WITH FOUR SHUTOUT INNINGS
  • Posted on February 26, 2005 12:00:00 AM
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  • ATLANTA, GA – Redshirt freshman Tim Woodhull (West Windsor, NJ), a converted catcher with just one previous inning under his belt, pitched four shutout innings for his first collegiate victory as Rutgers rallied three different times before finally knocking off Georgia Tech, 10-9, in 13 innings. The Scarlet Knights scored their decisive run when Todd Frazier (Toms River, NJ) doubled to open the frame and scored on a misplayed sacrifice bunt from Jeff Grose (Iselin, NJ). With the win, Rutgers improves to 4-1, while Georgia Tech falls to 7-2, snapping a seven-game winning streak.

    "Our kids played their hearts out today and never gave up," said head coach Fred Hill. "We battled back a few times offensively, but never would have had a chance to win without the outstanding efforts we received from (Sean) Spicer and (Tim) Woodhull."

    Rutgers trailed Tech, 9-8, heading into the top of the ninth, but received a lift from Johnny Defendis (Staten Island, NY), who hammered a solo home run down the line in right to tie the game and force extra innings. After three-straight scoreless frames, Frazier opened the 13th with a double down the line, foiling an outfield shift employed by the Yellow Jackets. Grose followed Frazier with a perfectly-placed bunt down the third base line, which GT reliever Jordan Crews promptly fired wide of the first base bag and into the concourse area, allowing Frazier to score and Grose to advance to second. Grose almost gave Rutgers a two-run advantage, sliding home safely on a fly ball to right from Dave Williams (Franklin, NJ), but he was called out for leaving third too early.

    Georgia Tech parlayed an infield error into two unearned runs in the first inning, and added four more in the second, all with two outs, to take a 6-0 lead as Tyler Greene tripled, Jeremy Slayden singled and Wes Hodges drilled a two-run home run, his third blast of the series. Rutgers picked up its first run in the top of the third when Cory Rodriguez (Bridgewater, NJ) doubled down the line in right and scored on a two-out single from Grose.

    In the fourth, Rutgers crept back into the game, scoring five runs to tie the game at 6-6. Rich Canuso (Monroe, NJ) led off with a walk and, with one out, Williams doubled to put runners on second and third. Steve Hook (Langhorne, PA) was then hit by a pitch to load the bases and Rodriguez walked to force in a run. Nine-spot hitter Jason Grover (Montgomery, NJ) then snapped an 0-for-6 drought with a three-run triple into right field to cut the lead to 6-5. After a walk to Frazier and a pitching change, Grose plated Grover with an infield groundout to knot the score.

    In the bottom of the inning, however, Greene opened with a double and Blackwood followed with a two-run home run to left-center, giving Tech an 8-6 lead and prompting RU head coach Fred Hill to remove Matt Pustay (Hamilton, NJ) from the game.

    In the top of the seventh, Rutgers tied the game, 8-8, when Gaynor trumped Tech’s outfield shift with a double down the left field line, moved to third on a fly out and scored on a single from Johnny Defendis (Staten Island, NY). With two outs and runners at the corners, Rodriguez stung a single into right, scoring Defendis to tie the game for the second time. GA Tech came right back to take a 9-8 lead, before Defendis’ blast produced the third tie of the game.

    Sean Spicer (Pearl River, NY) kept Rutgers in the game with a stellar outing in middle relief, allowing just one run in 5.0 innings, while Jim Jansen (Hillsdale, NJ) picked up his first collegiate save in relief of Woodhull (4.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 2 K). Rodriguez led the offense with a 4-for-5, 2-RBI effort, while Defendis and Williams each had three hits. GA Tech out-hit Rutgers, 18-15, but left 18 runners stranded.

                               The Automated ScoreBook
                              Rutgers at #13 Georgia Tech
                     Feb 26, 2005 at Atlanta, GA (Chandler Stadium)
    
    Rutgers 10 (4-1)
    
    Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
    ------------------------------------------------------
    FRAZIER, Todd 3b.........  6  1  1  0   1  1  1  1   0
    GROSE, Jeff lf...........  6  0  1  2   0  2  4  0   2
    GAYNOR, Colin c..........  7  1  1  0   0  1  9  0   2
    CANUSO, Rich dh..........  6  1  1  0   1  0  0  0   0
    DEFENDIS, Johnny cf......  6  2  3  2   0  0  6  0   0
    WILLIAMS, Dave rf........  6  1  3  0   0  0  7  0   1
    HOOK, Steve 1b...........  5  1  0  0   0  3  7  0   2
    RODRIGUEZ, Cory 2b.......  5  2  4  2   1  0  4  4   0
    GROVER, Jason ss.........  4  1  1  3   1  0  1  2   2
    PUSTAY, Matt p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
     SPICER, Sean p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
     WOODHULL, Tim p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
     JANSEN, Jim p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
    Totals................... 51 10 15  9   4  7 39  8   9
    
    Georgia Tech 9 (7-2)
    
    Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
    ------------------------------------------------------
    Danny Payne cf...........  6  1  0  1   1  5  2  0   2
    Tyler Greene ss..........  7  3  4  1   1  0  2  8   1
    Steven Blackwood lf......  7  2  2  3   1  1  4  0   5
    Wes Hodges 3b............  7  2  5  2   0  0  1  3   2
    Jeremy Slayden rf........  6  0  3  1   1  0  6  1   0
    Matt Wieters c/p.........  6  0  2  0   1  0  7  1   1
    Whit Robbins 1b..........  4  1  0  0   2  0 14  2   3
    Cameron Lane dh..........  2  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
     Jeff Kindel ph..........  4  0  1  0   1  0  0  0   4
     Andy Hawranick c........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
    Mike Trapani 2b..........  6  0  1  0   1  2  2  3   0
    Lee Hyde p...............  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
     Jared Hyatt p...........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
     Tim Ladd p..............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
     Tim Gustafson p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
     Jordan Crews p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  1   0
    Totals................... 55  9 18  8   9  9 39 20  18
    
    Score by Innings                          R  H  E
    -------------------------------------------------
    Rutgers............. 001 500 201 000 1 - 10 15  1
    Georgia Tech........ 240 200 100 000 0 -  9 18  1
    -------------------------------------------------
    
    E - J. Grover; Crews, J.. DP - Rutgers 2; GTECH 1. LOB - Rutgers 9; GTECH
    18. 2B - T. Frazier; C. Gaynor; D. Williams; C Rodriguez; Greene, T. 2;
    Hodges, W.; Slayden, J.; Wieters, M.. 3B - J. Grover; Greene, T.. HR - J.
    Defendis(1); Blackwood, S; Hodges, W.. HBP - S. Hook; Robbins, W.. SH - J.
    Grose; J. Grover. SF - Payne, D.. SB - C Rodriguez; Payne, D.; Greene, T. 3;
    Hodges, W.; Kindel, J.; Trapani, M.. CS - C Rodriguez.
    
    Rutgers                IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
    -----------------------------------------------
    PUSTAY, Matt........  3.0  9  8  6  2  4 19 21
    SPICER, Sean........  5.0  5  1  1  4  2 17 23
    WOODHULL, Tim.......  4.0  3  0  0  3  2 15 18
    JANSEN, Jim.........  1.0  1  0  0  0  1  4  4
    
    Georgia Tech           IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
    -----------------------------------------------
    Lee Hyde............  3.1  5  6  6  3  2 15 19
    Jared Hyatt.........  3.0  5  2  2  1  3 13 14
    Tim Ladd............  0.1  0  0  0  0  0  1  1
    Tim Gustafson.......  1.2  2  1  1  0  0  7  7
    Jordan Crews........  3.2  3  1  1  0  2 13 15
    Matt Wieters........  1.0  0  0  0  0  0  2  2
    
    Win - T. Woodhull (1-0).  Loss - Crews, J. (0-1).  Save - J. Jansen (1).
    WP - Hyde, L.. HBP - by Hyde, L. (S. Hook); by S. Spicer (Robbins, W.). BK -
    Hyatt, J.. PB - Hawranick, A.
    Umpires -
    Start: 1:30 pm   Time: 4:22   Attendance: 250
    Game notes:
    ID-318135
    M. Pustay faced 2 batters in the 4th.
    Game: GT-2
    
    
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