March 20, 2007
ATLANTA – The 20th-ranked Georgia Tech softball team (27-7) will step out of conference to face San Diego State University (19-11) this Wednesday for a doubleheader in San Diego, Calif. The games are scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET and can be followed via live stats on www.ramblinwreck.com.
The Yellow Jackets lead the nation right now with 48 home runs and are hitting .333 as a team, tops in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Rambling Wreck dropped their opening ACC series at Virginia Tech last weekend, falling 6-0 and 3-1 in games one and two, before routing the Hokies 21-1 in five innings in the final game to set a new record for largest margin of victory, 20, in ACC action.
The Aztecs have won six consecutive games heading into tomorrow, including capturing the Aztec Classic Tournament Title with a 5-0 win over Miami University. The Yellow Jackets disposed of Miami earlier this season, 10-0 in five innings. The other common opponent between SDSU and Tech was Massachusetts, who defeated the Aztecs 16-1 in six innings. The Jackets swept the Minutewomen this year, 3-0 and 5-1.
Senior Caitlin Lever continues to lead the ACC in several offensive categories, including batting average (.553), hits (57), runs scored (40), doubles (12), total bases (96), slugging percentage (.932) and on base percentage (.616). She ranks second in the conference with 43 runs batted in.
In the circle, Tech is led by sophomore Tiffany Johnson and junior Whitney Humphreys. Johnson (10-4) leads the team with a 2.12 earned run average, and ranks third in the ACC with 9.35 strikeouts per game.
Humphreys leads the team with 11 wins and only three losses, posting a 2.36 ERA. She is third in the ACC with four complete-game shutouts and wins, and ranks 10th in the league with 7.00 K’s per game.
Tech will return to ACC action this weekend as the Jackets host defending ACC champion NC State (20-11, 2-1 ACC) at Glenn Field. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Saturday at 1 p.m. and a single game beginning at Noon on Sunday. All Tech home games are free admission.