Tech Travels to Athens for Midweek Matchup

April 11, 2017

GT Game Notes 2017 Information Guide  
Georgia State at Georgia Tech
Wednesday, April 12 | 6 p.m. ET | Atlanta, Ga.
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THE FLATS – Georgia Tech softball travels to Athens for a 6 p.m. match up against No. 19 Georgia on the SEC Network +.

Extra, Extra
– The Jackets have played nine extra inning games this season and have gone 5-4 in such contests
– The nine extra-inning games are the most since nine in the both the 2003 and 2002 seasons

Double Trouble
– The Jackets turned two double plays against North Florida on Wednesday, March 22
– It marked the second game this season that the Jackets have turned two in one game
– On the season, Tech is third in the ACC with 16 double plays

Chisholm Reaches Base
– Junior Kelsey Chisholm was on a 10-game reached base streak
– She hit .370 with 10 hits, seven runs, three doubles, a triple and three home runs during the streak, which dated back to March 8
– She had eight walks, 11 RBI and is slugging .889 with a .528 on-base percentage
– She currently is tied for third in the league with four sacrifice flies, and is tied for eighth with 29 RBI – 5 less than her first two season totals combined.

Who’s that girl?
– It’s Jess. Jessica Kowalewicz
– The senior had a week against Georgia State and in the series at Virginia Tech, with a .543 batting average and scoring eight runs on nine hits with four RBI to account for approximately half of Tech’s total runs (23) on the week.
– Kowalewicz blasted three doubles and a home run, for a 4-for-4 performance with three runs in a back and forth battle at Virginia Tech on Friday.
– She slugged .938 and had a .588 on-base percentage. In 16 at bats she put the ball into play without a walk and struck out just one time.
– She leads the team in BA (.336), hits (40), doubles (10), slugging (.597) and OBP (.437), all of which are career-best numbers
– Her 10 doubles are tied for fourth in the league and the most since Alysha Rudnik hit 11 in 2014. Kowalewicz had five straight games with at least one double – March 31 – April 8
– In the ACC, she is tied for third with six sacrifice bunts and tied for sixth with 31 runs

Walk-off
– The Jackets beat Notre Dame with two walk-off wins in extra innings in a doubleheader on Saturday, March 11
– In game one in the bottom of the ninth, Colleen Darragh blasted her first home run of the season to give Tech the 9-7 win
– In game two, the Jackets won in the bottom of the eighth on a walk-off wild pitch

Darragh Me
– Senior Colleen Darragh blasted three home runs against Notre Dame to lead Georgia Tech to a pair of ACC wins against the Irish, who was receiving votes in both national polls
– Darragh hit the walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth against the Irish in game one on Saturday, making her first home run of the year a game winner
– She stayed hot with a hit and a run in game two, another extra-inning affair for the Yellow Jackets. Despite the loss in the series finale, Darragh blasted two, two-run home runs to account for four of Tech’s six runs. Her second home run came when the Jackets were down by two in the sixth and it tied the game at 4-4 to force extra innings
– On the weekend, Darragh hit .500 and slugged 1.625

Try Me
Kaylee Ellebracht and Kelsey Chisholm connected to catch three runners stealing against a No. 1 Florida State team that had only been caught nine times total this season heading into the game
– The last time Tech caught three runners stealing was against Virginia on March 10, 2012
– She added another runner caught stealing against the Spartans for seven runners caught stealing this season; she also picked a Spartan off at first in the game
– As a team, Tech leads the ACC with 17 runners caught stealing. Ellebracht leads the ACC with 14 runners caught stealing
– The 17 runners caught stealing are the most by Tech is throwing out 22 in 2012
– Not only that but Tech leads the league with six pick offs, which ties last year’s total

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