Tech Softball Hosts NC State In Three-Game Series

March 28, 2013

Georgia Tech Softball
 Game 33  Tech vs. NC State, Friday, March 29 – 4 p.m.
 Game 34

 Tech vs. NC State, Friday, March 29 – 6 p.m.

 Game 35

 Tech vs. NC State, Saturday, March 30 – 1 p.m.

 Live Stats

 Friday (1) | Friday (2) | Saturday

 Video

 Friday (1) | Friday (2) | Saturday

 Audio

 Friday (2) | Saturday

THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech softball team returns to conference action when it hosts NC State in a three-game series. Friday’s doubleheader begins at 4 p.m. and the series finale Saturday starts at 1 p.m.

Live Coverage
Fans can follow the series via GameTracker and a live video stream available on www.RamblinWreck.com.

Promotions
Friday: Free stunner shades to the first 100 students.
Saturday: PINK GAME
-Free pink shakers to the first 200 fans. 
-Free pink koozies for the first 100 students.
-Post-game autographs.
-Softball Bingo

Georgia Tech (15-17, 2-1 ACC)
The Yellow Jackets continue ACC action this weekend after two weeks off from conference play. Tech’s last conference series was March 9-10 when the Jackets took two games from Virginia in Charlottesville.

Tech dominated Kennesaw State, 17-3, in five innings in its most recent action. Ashley Thomas went 3-for-5 with three runs and Hope Rush was 2-for-three with four RBI, two runs and a walk.

As a team, Tech is hitting .292 led by Ashley Thomas (.402).  Thomas leads the squad in runs (33), hits (43) and stolen bases (17). Power hitter Hope Rush has a team-high 11 home runs and is slugging .716.

Rush is 8-10 in the circle with a 3.89 ERA. The senior has yet to pitch in a conference game as Karly Fullem, Ashley Clifton and Kylie Kleinschmidt split the work at Virginia.

NC State (14-14-1, 2-3 ACC)
The Wolfpack is 3-7 in its last 10 games and 2-3 in conference play. NC State dropped all three games to Florida State to open its ACC slate, but took two games from then-No. 19 Virginia Tech, by scores of 10-2 (5) and 9-2, on March 23.

Scout Albertson leads the Pack offense with a .333 batting average and Renada Davis owns a team-best 20 runs on 26 hits with 12 home runs and 22 RBI.

Starter Emily Weiman (12-13) owns a 1.89 ERA and has pitched 152.0 innings with 130 strikeouts. Chelsea Stanfield  (2-1) is her relief with 26 earned runs in 34.1 innings of work for a 5.30 ERA.

Series History
Tech is 20-8 all-time against the Pack. The Jackets swept NC State last season in Raleigh, capping the series with a 5-2 victory on April 1.

Perkins Closes In On 100 ACC Wins
Georgia Tech Head Coach Sharon Perkins needs just nine more ACC wins to reach 100 in her career. The seven-year skipper has a conference record of 91-33 (.734).

 ACC Standings (as of March 25)
Team                    ACC     Pct.    OVERALL    PCT.
Maryland           3-0   1.000    14-16     .467
Florida State      5-1    .833     26-10     .722
North Carolina    4-2    .667     22-12     .647
Georgia Tech       2-1     .667       14-17       .452
NC State           2-3    .400      13-13     .500
Virginia             1-5    .167      12-15     .444
Virginia Tech      0-2    .000       18-6      .750
Boston College   0-3    .000       7-14      .333

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