ACC: Deja vu

By Glenn Tanner - May 26, 2007

In the bottom of the sixth, NC State went through three pitchers and gave up the lead, and Georgia Tech returned the favor in the top of the sixth.

At the stretch, we're tied 7-7.

With one out, Marcus Jones doubled. It was his third hit of the day, and he's a homer away from the cycle.

After a walk, Tech brought Danny Payne in from center to relieve Chris Hicks, but he wasn't much. He walked the only batter he faced to load the bases, and his short outing was more costly because the move costs GT their DH spot. Brad Rulon was summoned from the pen. He got a backwards K for the second out, and looked to have another to end the inning, but his 2-2 pitch didn't appeal to the home plate umpire nearly as much as it did to everyone in a Tech uniform. His next pitch was was a game-tying ball four.

Though he was charged with the tying run, Hicks had perhaps the most effective pitching performance of the day: 3.1 innings, 3 hits, 1 earned, 2 walks, 3 Ks.

Posted by Glenn Tanner at 12:29 PM on May 26, 2007

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