Softball Defeats Troy, 2-1

April 20, 2016

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THE FLATS – Junior Colleen Darragh’s two-run homer in the fourth inning and solid pitching from freshman Jenna Goodrich gave Georgia Tech (18-27) a 2-1 victory against Troy (26-18) on Wednesday evening at Mewborn Field.

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“I think we put everything together this game,” head coach Shelly Hoerner said. “We hit well in clutch situations, we played good defense, and we pitched very well. That was the best game Jenna has pitched all year. Her change up was on and she kept us in the game. That was a good team we faced, and I’m really proud of the team and proud of Jenna for coming through and persevering.”

How it Happened
The Jackets got their first hit of the game in the bottom of the fourth inning thanks to a double to center off the bat of Katie Krzus. Colleen Darragh stepped to the plate and took the first offering over the left field wall for her second home run of the year, giving Georgia Tech a 2-0 lead.

The Trojans cut Georgia Tech’s lead in half, 2-1, after plating a run in the top of the fifth, but the Jackets closed the door on the Trojans to hold on for the win.

Freshman Jenna Goodrich (7-14) earned the win, scattering two hits and allowing one run with eight strikeouts in a complete game effort.

Troy’s Claire Graves (5-4) suffered the loss, giving up two runs on four hits in six innings pitched.

Quick Hits
Katie Krzus and Samantha Pierannunzi each hit doubles; Krzus added a run
Colleen Darragh hit her second home run of the year to score both of Tech’s runs
Maddie Lionberger added a hit in the sixth inning

Up Next
Georgia Tech hosts Virginia for a three-game series, beginning with a doubleheader on Saturday at 1 p.m. Sunday’s single game at 12 p.m. is Georgia Tech’s Alumni Day.  

Keep up with Yellow Jacket softball this season by following Georgia Tech Softball on Twitter at @GaTechSoftball, Instagram at @GaTechSoftball and liking Georgia Tech Softball on Facebook.

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