March 29, 2015
THE FLATS — The Georgia Tech softball team (12-23, 5-10 ACC) fell 10-0 in five innings to NC State (19-13, 6-3) Sunday in the series finale. Karly Fullem went 2-for-2 to lead Georgia Tech, while Courtney Ziese added a hit and Morgan Taylor smacked a pinch hit double.
“It was a tough loss,” head coach Shelly Hoerner said. “We didn’t play well and we didn’t execute. We have to be sharper all around and we have to react to situations defensively.”
NC State opened the scoring with one run in the top of the first thanks to an RBI double by Tyler Ross.
After the first inning, Georgia Tech starter Kylie Kleinschmidt pitched two scoreless, hitless innings before NC State exploded for seven runs on four hits in the fourth inning to take an 8-0 lead.
The Wolfpack added two insurance runs in the top of the fifth to stretch its lead to 10-0.
Kleinschmidt (4-15) suffered the loss, allowing eight runs on six hits in 3.2 innings pitched. Emily Anderson went 1.1 innings with two runs on two hits.
NC State’s Emily Weiman (14-9) surrendered four hits in five innings to earn the win.
The Jackets hit the road for 12 straight games, beginning Wednesday at Kennesaw State. The 12 straight true road games are the most ever in a season for the Jackets. Georgia Tech and the Owls square off at 6 p.m. for Lexi’s Day on Wednesday.
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