Georgia Tech ends delayed game with win


ATLANTA -- Michael Fisher hit his first homer of the season,
a grand slam in the third inning, and Georgia Tech held off Stetson
in the opening round of the NCAA's Atlanta Regional.
The host Yellow Jackets (46-16) jumped ahead 7-0 before Stetson
rallied for five runs in the eighth. The Hatters had the bases
loaded after two Georgia Tech errors, but Brad Rulon got cleanup
hitter Chris Johnson on a called third strike to finally end the
The game was postponed Friday night because of heavy rains,
forcing both teams to play two games on Saturday.
Georgia Tech had to return in the evening for a winner's-bracket
game against Vanderbilt. Stetson (38-23) was back on the field less
than an hour later, facing Michigan in an elimination game.
Blake Wood (10-4) pitched seven scoreless innings, stretching to
22 his streak of innings without allowing an earned run in the NCAA
tournament. The Hatters knocked him out in the eighth, sending 11
hitters to the plate.