Wolfpack Edges Tech in Slug Fest

April 8, 2017

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THE FLATS – In a game that featured a combined 23 runs on 14 hits, Georgia Tech softball (12-26, 5-9 ACC) fell 12-11 to NC State (13-25, 7-4) in game two of the series on Saturday afternoon.
 
How It Happened
After NC State took a 2-0 lead in the opening frame, the Jackets retaliated with a seven-run bottom of the first highlighted by a double from Jessica Kowalewicz and a bases clearing double by Karissa Arnold, four walks and a hit by pitch.
 
The Wolfpack got within two runs 7-5 with a three-run second inning, but the Jackets extended their lead to 11-5 with one run in the second and a three-run third inning thanks to a three-run bomb off the bat of Colleen Darragh.
 
NC State dug deep and chipped away at Tech’s lead with a five runs in the fourth and one run in each of the fifth and seventh innings for the 12-11 win.
 
Jenna Goodrich got the start for Tech, but gave way to Brooke Barfield after throwing 1.2 innings. Barfield (4-9) pitched the remaining 5.1 innings and give up seven runs and was pinned with the loss.
 
NC State used three pitchers in the win and Peyton Silverman (9-14) earned the win. She threw the last three innings and scattered two hits.

“We have to able to finish games better than we are currently,” head coach Shelly Hoerner said. 

Quick Hits
Jessica Kowalewicz hit two doubles and has hit a double in the last five games; she went 3-for-4
– The Jackets turned their 16th double play of the season
– Darragh hit her fourth home run of the season and scored two runs
Draven Sonnon went 2-for-4 with a run
Kaylee Ellebracht scored a pair of runs
– Arnold and Darragh each had three RBI

Up Next

The Jackets go for the series win on Sunday at 12 p.m. on the ACC Network Extra.
 
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