Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Atlanta defeats Georgia Tech in first pre-season game.

The Atlanta Braves held the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets scoreless in their exhibition game on Tuesday. Ryan Langerhans went deep in the third inning off of a 2-0 pitch to put the Braves ahead, which they didn't look back, the Braves added 3 runs in the 5th and 1 more in the the 6th inning to cruise to a 5-0 win.

Matt Harrison, one of Atlanta's top pitching prospects, gave up a single to Wally Crancer leading off the second but struck out three during his two-inning stint.

"It was a great experience to get out there and pitch in front of Bobby," the left-hander said, referring to Braves manager Bobby Cox. "I had some jitters in the first inning. After that, it was all right. I got more confident in the second inning."

Also pitching for the Braves were Jose Ascaino and Kevin Barry who both went two innings. Barry was credited with the win. Jonathan Johnson, Anthony Lerew and Joey Devine all put in one inning of work.

The Braves next game is Wednesday versus the Los Angeles Dodgers at 1:05 pm ET.

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