Softball Splits Doubleheader with Georgia Tech
ATLANTA, Ga. - The Georgia Southern softball team (15-15) split Tuesday's doubleheader with Georgia Tech (22-8) losing game one 9-1 before rebounding to win game two 6-5.
The Eagles snapped the Yellow Jackets two year old home non-conference win streak that spaned over two seasons. Georgia Tech last lost at home to Troy (Feb 14, 2007).
Georgia Southern kept the game close for four innings, but a fifth inning grand slam by Tiffany Johnson helped Georgia Tech win game one 9-1.
Robyne Siliga (Oceanside, Calif.) went two for two with a pair of singles raising her average to .424.
The Yellow Jackets struck first after Blair Shimandle was walked to lead off the first and stole two bases reaching third with no outs. The Eagles brought the infield in and held Shimandle at third on one ground out but could not on the second, and the senior outfielder scored on Kelsi Weseman's RBI ground out to short.
The Eagles responded by immediately loading the bases on three straight hits but were unable to bring anyone home after three straight outs were recorded.
Streetmon worked around a one-out double in the second inning by striking out the side, keeping the Georgia Tech lead at a run.
Jen Yee opened up an one run game with a two run shot to right. Whitney Haller kept the inning going with a homer of her own. Haller gave the Yellow Jackets a 4-0 lead in the third inning with her seventh home run of the year.
Georgia Southern got on the board in the fifth after four straight hits plated Nina Iduate (Norcross, Ga.) who singled to lead off the inning. Hanna Ennis (Snellville, Ga.) attempted to score from second on Amanda Hall's (Haddock, Ga.) RBI single but was thrown out on a close play at the plate.
Tiffany Johnson plated four runs with a grand slam in the fifth opening up a 8-1 lead after two walks, and a base hit loaded the bases.
Kelsi Weseman ended the game with a walk-off RBI single in the sixth, plating Shimandle from third.
Georgia Southern won game two 6-5 behind Siliga's three-run home run.
Megen Smith (Springfield, Ga.) earned her second win of the season allowing two earned runs on six hits. Smith battled all day kept the lead after Robyne's homer.
The Yellow Jackets started out hot scoring three runs in the first. The Eagles attempted to limit the damage after throwing out Shimandle at the plate for the second out of the inning, but an error by the left fielder and a RBI single from Kristen Adkins plated three runs.
Georgia Southern loaded the bases with one out in the second, but Georgia Tech escaped the jam without allowing a run to score for the third time in the doubleheader.
Yee added to the lead in the second with her second homer of the day, a solo shot over the fence in right.
Amanda Hall (Haddock, Ga.) cut the four-run lead in half in the third with one swing of the bat, sending a 2-2 pitch over the wall in left center.
The Eagles took their first lead of the series in the fourth inning, scoring four runs on four hits all coming with two outs. Marie Folge (Rincon, Ga.) reached base on a single to left and scored from second on Iduate's RBI base hit. Siliga drove in three more runs with her sixth homer of the season.
Kristen Adkins cut the lead to one run with a solo shot to center her fourth on the season.
The Yellow Jackets threatened in the sixth with runners on second and third. Whitney Haller put a drive into one that sent Hall to the wall, but Hall caught the ball for the final out of the inning.
Softball will take the weekend off before returning to action April 4th against Samford.
- Category: Softball
- Published on Tuesday, 24 March 2009 00:19