March 30, 2018
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech softball (19-12, 5-2 ACC) dropped the series opener on Friday night to No. 11/14 Florida State (27-6, 7-0 ACC) in five innings, 13-2.
How it happened:
Florida State’s bats started hot in the first facing off against freshman Naomi Dickerson in the circle for the Jackets. The Seminoles plated four off an RBI double and a three-run home run for the 4-0 lead.
Tech responded in the bottom half of the inning. With two outs on the board, sophomore Rebecca Prairie sent her fifth home run of the season out over left field to bring the score to 4-1.
The Seminoles added two more in the top of the second to bring the score to 6-1. The Jackets made a pitching change in the top of the fourth after holding the Seminoles scoreless in the third. Freshman Cameron Stanford came into the circle for the Jackets, making her third appearance of the season. Florida State plated seven in the fourth off Stanford to lead 13-1.
Trailing 13-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth, junior Kaylee Ellebracht singled to right field to reach base, advancing to second on a wild pitch. Senior Kelsey Chisholm drew a walk in the next at bat to put runners on first and second. At the top of the order, Stanford doubled to center field to plate Ellebracht for the final score of the game. Tech fell 13-2 in five innings.
The series continues Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mewborn Field. It is the annual Alumni Game and Georgia Tech softball alumni will be honored during a pregame ceremony.