Tech Softball Loses to North Carolina, 2-0

ATLANTA — The Georgia Tech softball team received another strong pitching performance, but failed to get on the boards as the North Carolina Tar Heels shut out the Yellow Jackets, 2-0, Saturday afternoon at Glenn Field.

Freshman pitcher Erin Voeltz allowed just one earned run on five hits and a walk. But the Yellow Jacket bats remained cold as UNC claimed the victory.

Carolina scored first with an unearned run in the fourth inning. With one out, UNC leftfielder Emily Price doubled to center field. First baseman Beth Olen then hit a ball back to the pitcher’s mound which Voeltz was unable to handle and Price advanced to third. She scored on a sacrifice fly to centerfield by designated player Kelly Ramsey.

Georgia Tech had a chance to tie the game at 1 in the bottom of the fifth when senior second baseman Ellen Styer led off with her third double of the year. But she was stranded at second as UNC pitcher Radara McHugh got Tech leftfielder Jennifer Biggers to pop up and struck out Tasha Waugh and Erin Glantz.

North Carolina expanded its lead in the sixth inning, when catcher Natalie Anter hit her second home run in the last two games over the leftfield fence to put the Tar Heels up 2-0.

For the second-straight inning, the Yellow Jackets’ leadoff batter reached base when centerfielder Kori Jacobson led off the sixth with an infield single. But she was thrown out trying to steal second and the Jackets were unable to make anything happen.

McHugh, who improved to 18-10 on the year, allowed just two hits and three walks while striking out seven Tech batters. She allowed just one Tech batter to reach second base as she picked up her 10th shutout of the year. Despite allowing just one earned run, Voeltz fell to 11-15.

Georgia Tech (23-25, 2-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) and North Carolina (29-17-1, 3-2 ACC) will meet again tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. at Glenn Field in the Yellow Jackets’ final home game of the year.

                           2001 Georgia Tech Softball                         North Carolina at Georgia Tech                   Apr 21, 2001 at Atlanta, Ga. (Glenn Field)North Carolina 2 (29-17-1,3-2 ACC)Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB------------------------------------------------------Quinn Porter cf..........  4  0  1  0   0  1  0  0   0Rosie Gustavson rf.......  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0Michelle Semmes ss.......  3  0  0  0   0  1  3  0   1Natalie Anter c..........  3  1  2  1   0  0  8  1   0 Lauren Parker pr........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0Emily Price lf...........  2  1  1  0   0  0  0  0   0Beth Olen 1b.............  3  0  1  0   0  0  6  0   0 Natashalyn Snipes pr....  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0Kelly Ramsey dp..........  1  0  0  1   1  0  0  0   1Dionne Streete 3b........  3  0  0  0   0  0  2  2   3Sarah Young 2b...........  2  0  0  0   0  1  2  0   0 Carrie Bates ph.........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0Radara McHugh p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  4   0Totals................... 25  2  5  2   1  4 21  7   5Georgia Tech 0 (23-25,2-5 ACC)Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB------------------------------------------------------Kori Jacobson dp.........  2  0  1  0   1  0  0  0   0Jamie Frost 3b...........  2  0  0  0   1  0  1  2   1Erin Hawley 1b...........  3  0  0  0   0  1  9  0   0Tara Knudsen ss..........  3  0  0  0   0  1  3  2   1Soraya Reddick rf........  3  0  0  0   0  2  1  0   0Ellen Styer 2b...........  2  0  1  0   1  0  1  2   0Jennifer Biggers lf......  2  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0 Mimi Utt ph.............  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   1Susanne Miller c.........  1  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   0 Tasha Waugh c...........  1  0  0  0   0  1  2  0   0Sara Wissmann cf.........  1  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0 Erin Glantz ph..........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   1Erin Voeltz p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  3   0Totals................... 22  0  2  0   3  7 21  9   4Score by Innings                  R  H  E-----------------------------------------North Carolina...... 000 101 0 -  2  5  0Georgia Tech........ 000 000 0 -  0  2  1-----------------------------------------E - Voeltz, E.(5). LOB - UNC 5; Georgia Tech 4. 2B - Porter, Q.(3); Anter,N.(14); Price, E.(9); Styer, E.(3). HR - Anter, N.(2). SH - Price, E.(4). SF- Ramsey, K.(1). CS - Jacobson, K.(1).North Carolina         IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP--------------------------------------------------Radara McHugh.......  7.0  2  0  0  3  7 22 25 106Georgia Tech           IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP--------------------------------------------------Erin Voeltz.........  7.0  5  2  1  1  4 25 28  94Win - McHugh, R. (18-10).  Loss - Voeltz, E. (11-16).  Save - None.Umpires - Home:Frank Craig  1st:Dennis MuchaStart: 2:00 pm   Time: 1:45   Attendance: 108Game: GT042101

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