March 15, 2015
THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech softball team (11-15, 4-5 ACC) hit three home runs and mounted a late rally, but the Pittsburgh Panthers (22-5, 4-2) held on for a 7-4 victory in the series finale Sunday.
Georgia Tech is back in action Wednesday when it hosts rival No. 8 Georgia. Action begins at 6 p.m. and will air live on ESPN3.
“I thought Pitt played a good game,” head coach Shelly Hoerner. “We started to get some hits at the end, but overall we weren’t sharp. We’ve got to bring our “A” game every single game no matter who we play. We weren’t sharp all the way around from the circle to not being able to adjust at the plate.”
A pitcher’s duel into the fourth inning between Tech’s Kylie Kleinschmidt and Pitt’s Savannah King, Pitt broke the game open with a three-run bomb by Carly Thea to take a 3-0 lead.
Tech countered in the bottom of the same inning with a two-run home run by Fullem to pull Tech within one, 3-2.
The Jackets rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning. Fullem led things off with her second home run of the game and fourth on the season, and Darragh followed suit to put the Jackets within three runs, 7-4.
Maddie Lionberger doubled to left with one out, but the Jackets couldn’t cash her in and Pitt managed to hold on for the win.
Kleinschmidt (3-9) was pinned with the loss pitching 3.2 innings with three runs on four hits.
King (13-2) earned the win, pitching all seven innings with four runs on six hits.
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