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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia baseball team was shutout for the second time in three games in its three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series against the #17 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Virginia dropped a 1-0 decision to Georgia Tech this afternoon in a pitching duel between UVa starter Joe Koshansky and GT starter Chris Goodman. The Yellow Jackets’ Eric Patterson had one of the combined five hits between the two teams (a triple) and scored the game’s only run to guide Georgia Tech to a one-run victory at Davenport Field at the UVa Baseball Stadium.

After playing through five scoreless innings of baseball, Georgia Tech scored the first and only run of the game and took a 1-0 lead in the top of the sixth inning. The Yellow Jackets’ Patterson connected on a two-out triple to right-center field to reach base before he scored on a UVa throwing error one batter later on a grounder up the middle by Steven Blackwood. Patterson’s run turned out to be the game-winner.

Both starting pitchers turned in an outstanding performance on the mound, but Goodman’s outing resulted in a win. Georgia Tech’s Goodman (8-2) pitched a complete game shutout after going 9.0 innings and scattered just three hits to go along with eight strikeouts to record his eighth victory of the season.

UVa’s Koshansky (7-1) lost for the first time this season after going 8.0 strong innings and allowed just one run (unearned) on two hits to go along with a game-high and career-high 11 strikeouts.

With the loss, Virginia’s record falls to 26-21 overall, 9-11 in the ACC. The victory improves Georgia Tech’s record to 37-13 overall, 15-6 in the conference. GT swept the three-game series 3-0 after posting a 7-0 win on Friday and a 5-2 victory on Saturday. It was the first time UVa was swept at home in an ACC series since falling to Clemson three games to none on May 11-13, 2002.

The Cavaliers will return to home action on Monday, May 12th when UVa faces the Virginia Commonwealth Rams in a non-conference game. The contest is Virginia’s final regular season home game of the 2003 season. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 PM at Davenport Field at the UVa Baseball Stadium.

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