Rutgers Baseball Falls To No. 4 Georgia Tech, 19-5
ATLANTA, Ga. (March 6, 2010) –The Rutgers baseball team fell to No. 4 Georgia Tech, 19-5, Saturday afternoon at Russ Chandler Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.
The Scarlet Knights (1-7) got four runs in the first to stake the early lead. Junior Michael Lang (Dumont, N.J.) doubled to lead off the game and freshman Steve Nyisztor (Toms River, N.J.) drove him home with a single up the middle to get things started. Junior Jaren Matthews (Teaneck, N.J.) followed with an RBI double to bring home Nyisztor for the second run. An error allowed another run to score and sophomore Russ Hopkins (Piscataway, N.J.) capped the scoring with an RBI single to right field to give RU the early 4-0 advantage.
Georgia Tech (9-1) plated eight runs in the second, highlighted by a Cole Leonida three-run home run to make it 8-4.
RU got one of those runs back in the third when Matthews delivered his second double of the game and sophomore Ryan Kapp (Toms River, N.J.) followed with a double of his own two plays later to bring home the Scarlet Knights’ fifth run of the contest.
The Yellow Jackets plated five runs in the fourth, two in the fifth, three in the sixth and one more in the seventh to build the lead to 19-5.
Brandon Cumpton got the win for Georgia Tech with two strikeouts and four earned runs in five innings pitched, while Dennis Hill (Hillsdale, N.J.) suffered the loss for RU with a strikeout in 1.2 innings pitched.
Rutgers and Georgia Tech will close the series tomorrow with a 1 p.m. game as sophomore righty Willie Beard (Spotswood, N.J.) will be on the mound for the Scarlet Knights against sophomore lefty Jed Bradley for the Yellow Jackets.