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Baseball Falls in ACC Tournament

May 14, 1998

DURHAM, N.C. – Heath Honeycutt went 2-for-3 with three RBI and Georgia Tech stayed alive in a loser’s bracket game by beating Clemson 10-6 on Thursday at Durham Athletic Park.

The Yellow Jackets scored a single run in the first inning and four more in the third to take a 5-0 lead. After scoring four runs in the fifth and another in the seventh, the Yellow Jackets led 10-0.

Clemson, however, scored six runs in the top of the ninth but it wasn’t enough.

Jahmal Overton went 2 for 4 with an RBI to back Honeycutt while Bryan Prince had a hit and two RBI. Eric McQueen and Stephen Donaghey each added RBI for the Yellow Jackets.

In the six-inning ninth for the Tigers, Bradley LeCroy hit a grand slam. Brian Holstad and Matt Padgett each had two hits for the Tigers.

Chuck Crowder, who pitched eight strong innings, was the winning pitcher as he improved to 11-3. Ryan Mottl suffered the loss as he falls to 9-4.

Georgia Tech will face the loser of the Wake Forest/FSU game on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Clemson waits for the NCAA Tournament.


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