Eagles Falter at Georgia Tech
ATLANTA, Ga. - Georgia Southern Softball (10-17) ran into a hot-hitting Georgia Tech squad on Tuesday (March 15th) afternoon at Mewborn Field. The Yellow Jackets (19-4) brought a 10-game winning streak into the game and took the opener 13-0 and the finale by a 10-0 score. Freshman designated player Shelby Morrill (Madison, Ga.) hit a single in the first inning of game one and posted a double in the opening frame of game two.
Tech scored three runs in the bottom of the first, then added two more with a home run in the second. An eight-run third inning gave the Yellow Jackets more than a cushion with 13 runs off 13 hits, a total which included five home runs. Georgia Southern's offense posted two hits with Marie Fogle (Rincon, Ga.) hitting a lead-off double to open the game, but after Morrill's single, the Eagles were retired in order by senior pitcher Kristen Adkins for the next 12 outs. Adkins pitched four scoreless innings for a total of 22.1 consecutive frames without a run by an opponent.
In the day's second game, a two-run Yellow Jacket home run put them up by two in the first inning. A home run by Kelsi Weserman added another run to the scoreboard and by the end of the second, Georgia Tech was up by four.
Georgia Tech exploded for six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning off back-to-back home runs. Georgia Southern loaded the bases in the fifth as junior catcher McKenzie Williams (Baxley, Ga.) started the fifth inning with a double to left center. Sophomore Kayla Brooks (Jonesboro, Ga.) hit a single with one out, moving Williams to third. Consecutive outs retired the side to end the game.
Georgia Southern travels to Western Carolina for a three-game Southern Conference series against the Catamounts beginning Friday, March 18th. The 12-9 WCU squad was swept by Furman last weekend to open SoCon play.
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- Category: Softball
- Published on Tuesday, 15 March 2011 20:19