Thursday, May 27, 2004

Jackets win a marathon

No, we're not talking track-and-field. We are talking the diamond - baseball. The Jackets took down Clemson in 13 innings, a game that did not want to end. It looked like the Jackets had it wrapped up in the 9th - with Owings going the distance. But 140+ pitches was just too many, as Clemson finally broke through for 3 runs to tie the game. Then over the course of the next 3 innings, Clemson flirted with scores, but never broke through. The 13th was the lucky number, as EP singled, stole 2nd, then advanced to 3rd on a groundout. Then Owings hit a goundball that brought home EP. The bases were then loaded to setup the dp, and Clifton Remole came up and broke it open. A bases clearing double sealed the victory.

On a sidenote, I have to say #1, Gametracker sucks. The idea is awesome, but that dang thing cut out from the 9th inning on, leaving many in the dark. Second, if you are on a modem connection like I am this week on vacation, then internet radio sucks. No doubt that high speed connections cannot be taken for granted as I sat last night, taken back in time, to the stone ages.

AJC Story
AP Story
TheState, a South Carolina paper.
Jackets to face FSU Friday at 5:00 in the winners bracket.