March 8: GT 17 William and Mary 9
Danny Payne and Jeremy Slayden led the way with four hits in this offensive
rout. Slayden also hit two bombs in his first two at-bats. Let’s just say it was
a great day to be a hitter at the Rusty C. The winds had to be around 25 mph.
Tim Gustafson had his best outing of the year on the mound despite our poor
defense. We had five errors during the game and still managed to pull out the
March 9: GT 17, Georgia Southern 6
We were able to put up another 17-run explosion on offense, but we still
managed to make four more errors on defense. Fortunately, it didn't cost us
either of the last two games. Ryan Turner got the win for us, and he is now 2-0.
Slayden and Blackwood led the way with three hits, and Slayden also hit another
bomb in this game. I've got to give a shout out to the midget mafia and the Flea
unit (redshirt freshman catcher Nick Scherer) getting his first hit of the
season. Flea laced a double in the right-center gap, and we all went crazy.
March 11: GT 15, Wake Forest 5
Another great display of offense as we put up 15 more against the Demon
Deacons. The highlight of this game had to be Tyler Greene's inside-the-park
grand slam. The left fielder just left the ball sitting at the base of the fence
and tried to claim that it was stuck. The umpires ruled it wasn't, and Greene
had an inside-the-park grand slam out of it. Jason Neighborgall pitched well for
us again. He got into a few jams early but was able to battle out time after
time. This was another very windy game in which many pop ups to right were
flying out of the park.
March 12: GT 16, Wake Forest 14
Despite giving up 14 runs, we were still able to pull out the win. Brad Rulon
and Tim Gustafson did a great job in relief for us putting out the fire and
stopping their rally. "The American Idol," Jeff Kindel led the way offensively
for us going 5 for 5. This was a great game for us to have even though it took
forever to play. It was nice to see that we could basically just outscore
somebody to win. It was just one of those days in which neither team could get
out offensively, and we were fortunately on top in the end.
March 13: GT 16, Wake Forest 5
Blake Wood gave up four runs in the first inning and then found his groove,
pitching all the way into the seventh. Once he settled down, Woody began mowing
the Demon Deacons down. Whit Robbins ("T-W") led the way offensively for us with
three hits and made some good plays at first base. Wes Hodges had a couple of
great plays over at the hot corner, laying out and making backhands look easy.
Kindel and Greene both hit monster bombs during the game. Kindel's shot was to
dead center, and Greene decided to hit his second grand slam of the weekend
about half way up the scoreboard. After he got back to the dugout, I made sure I
reminded him that "he's my hero." I think I embarrass him every time I say it,
but he just laughs and keeps balling out.
After a great week and going 5-0, we all decided to have some fun. A bunch of
the guys all went out to eat together and then went over to some friends' house.
Unfortunately, we have to go to class today, even though its our day off. I
would love nothing more than to sit on my fat butt and be lazy all day. But I'll
definitely be watching my weekly show of 24. If you have never seen it,
go and rent the first season now because Jack Bauer is an absolute BAD A_ _!
Great show and very intense.