Softball Drops Doubleheader at North Carolina

April 11, 2015

Box Score

Box Score 1  | Box Score 2 

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — The Georgia Tech softball team (14-28, 5-12 ACC) fell twice, 12-1 (5) and 1-0, at North Carolina (30-10, 12-3) on Saturday at Anderson Stadium. The series finale is set for Sunday at 1 p.m.

Game 1: North Carolina 12, Georgia Tech 1 (5)
Maddie Lionberger went 2-for-2 with a run and Samantha Pierannunzi was 2-for-3 with an RBI. Colleen Darragh added her first double of the season and Chelsie Thomas drew three walks for Georgia Tech.

The Tar Heels struck quickly in the first frame on a three-run home run by Amber Parrish. North Carolina added a pair of runs in the second inning on three hits to stretch its lead to 5-0.

In the third, North Carolina drew a bases loaded walk for its sixth run of the game, inducing a Georgia Tech pitching change as Emily Anderson entered to relieve Kylie Kleinschmidt.

With the bases loaded and one out, Jordan Scarboro’s two-RBI single up the middle gave the Tar Heels an 8-0 advantage.

The Jackets scored their run in the top of the fourth. With one out, Lionberger singled on a chopper up the middle and Darragh followed with a double to left. Pierannunzi hit a two-out single to right, scoring Lionberger to put Tech on the board.

A grand slam by Scarboro in the bottom of the fourth put the game away for the Tar Heels, 12-1, in five innings.

Kleinschmidt (5-18) absorbed the loss with eight runs on five hits in 2.1 innings. Kaylee Carlson (14-5) earned the win, pitching four innings and allowing one run on six hits.

Game 2: North Carolina 1, Georgia Tech 0
The Yellow Jackets tallied seven hits and freshman Christina Biggerstaff threw a no-hitter over six innings, but Tech suffered a 1-0 loss as Biggerstaff issued 11 walks.

The winning run scored in the second inning when Taylor Wike drew a bases loaded walk to put North Carolina on the board.

Tech left nine runners on base. Darragh hit her second double of the day in the sixth inning and all seven hits were by seven different Jackets.

Biggerstaff (6-5) suffered the loss. North Carolina’s Sydney Matzko (11-4) earned the win with no runs on seven hits in a complete game effort.

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