Not only did the Georgia Tech baseball team antagonize Maryland's pitching staff yesterday, but it bombarded the Terrapins' football team practicing just beyond the outfield fence.
The Yellow Jackets, ranked 15th in the nation, had a school-record 11 home runs and 30 hits en route to a 29-2 Atlantic Coast Conference victory at Shipley Field in College Park. The previous records were eight and 29, respectively.
Georgia Tech improved its record to 18-4-1 overall, 3-1-1 in the ACC. Maryland is 7-11 and 1-3.
Carl Sitler led the Yellow Jackets, going five for seven with two homers. Walt McConnell was five for seven; Scott Jordan and Jamie Sims each were four for four; Jeff Mons and Jeff Distasio had two homers apiece.
"We needed this one," said Sitler. "We have been struggling and had a tough game yesterday (a 9-9 tie against Wake Forest Wednesday). We finally exploded. We hadn't had a game like this in a while."
Georgia Tech starter Kevin Brown (4-2) got the victory, going the first five innings and giving up one run on four hits.
Georgia Tech got eight runs and seven hits in the first inning off freshman pitcher Thom Tryon (0-3). Steve Newbern hit Tryon's third pitch over the center field fence to begin the inning. McConnell drove home two runs with a double and Mons hit a three-run homer before freshman R.J. Bistle relieved Tryon.
The Yellow Jackets scored 11 runs off Bistle in the next six innings, helped by Sitler's two-run homer in the fourth and Mike Yancey's three-run homer in the sixth.