Tech Softball Hosts Troy State Tuesday

Feb. 24, 2003

ATLANTA – Fresh off a record-setting win against Oakland University Sunday, the 24th-ranked Georgia Tech softball team (7-6) continues its home slate Tuesday when it hosts Troy State (9-3) for a 2 p.m. doubleheader at Glenn Field.

Last time out, Tech sophomore Jessica Sallinger set a single-game school record with 17 strikeouts in a 3-2 win over the Golden Grizzlies. Thanks to this effort she was named to the all-tournament team at the Cox Communications Classic. She is now 3-4 this season with a 2.08 earned run average and 59 strikeouts in 43.2 innings pitched. Junior Erin Voeltz also has a 2.08 ERA and stands 4-2 on the year.

At the plate, Tech is led by senior Tara Neff, who splits time between third base and the outfield. She is batting .368 (7-for-19) on the season. Senior Felicia Coursey has also been hot of late and is batting .268 with a team-best four doubles. Classmate Lindsay Wood paces Tech with seven runs batted in.

Troy State has won five of its last six games, including 10-0 and 11-4 victories over Charleston Southern on February 21. As a team, the Lady Trojans are batting .305 and are led by Tamra Howren, who is hitting .528 with three homers and 14 RBI. Additionally, Sally Jones is batting .407. TSU’s top pitcher thus far is Christi Curran, who is 2-1 with a 0.54 ERA.

Tech trails the all-time series with Troy State with a 5-10 mark. The two teams split in Troy, Ala., a year ago. Tech opened the doubleheader with a 7-3 victory before falling 7-0 in game two.

Following Tuesday’s action the Jackets open play in the Georgia State Invitational at Panthersville Saturday against Bradley and Tennessee-Martin.

-GT-

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