March 5, 2010
WOODSTOCK, Ga. – Eight different players had at least one hit and RBI as the No. 12/9 Georgia Tech Softball team (14-2) defeated Seton Hall (1-6), 16-0 in five innings Friday night at the Buzz Classic. Freshman Hope Rush went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run, while sophomores Kelsi Weseman and Shannon Bear added two hits apiece.
Weseman went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI, while redshirt senior Jen Yee was 1-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI extending her hitting streak to 16 games. Bear scored three runs in addition to her two hits, while juniors Kristine Priebe and Jessica Weaver combined for five RBI. This marked the most runs the Yellow Jackets have scored since beating Virginia Tech 21-5 on March 18, 2007.
Sophomore Jessica Coan (4-0) picked up the win for Tech as she allowed just one hit over four innings. She walked one and struck out 10.
The Yellow Jackets were the visiting team and wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard. After Yee walked, Rush crushed the first pitch she saw over the fence in left-center field for a two-run home run. It was her seventh homer of the season.
After Coan pitched a 1-2-3 bottom of the first inning, the bats staked her to a 5-0 lead with three more runs in the second. With two on, Yee singled to left driving in a run and extending her hitting streak to 16 games. Later in the inning, junior Kristine Priebe singled up the middle driving in two more runs.
The Yellow Jackets continued their scoring in the third with four more runs to make it 9-0. Weseman had a two-run single, while Yee added another RBI on a ground out. The fourth run of the inning scored after Yee got in a run down.
After three more Coan strikeouts in the third, the Yellow Jackets poured on it on with seven more runs in the top of the fourth inning to make it a 16-0 game. The highlight of the inning was a three-run pinch hit triple by junior Jessica Weaver. Sophomore Jessica Sinclair also had a RBI double, while senior Kelly Eppinger had a RBI single in the frame. Freshman Caitlin Jordan walked with the bases loaded to force in a run and a run also scored on an error by the left fielder after a single off the bat of sophomore Shannon Bear.
After the Yellow Jackets didn’t score in the fifth, freshman Rachel Glazebrook came on for the bottom of the fifth inning to make her collegiate debut in the circle. She worked a 1-2-3 inning with a strikeout to close out the win.
The 2010 Buzz Classic at the Twin Creeks Complex in Woodstock continues through Sunday. The Yellow Jackets still have games against James Madison (Saturday at 1:00 p.m.), No. 23 Kentucky (Saturday at 4 p.m.), Dartmouth (Sunday at 11 a.m.) and Mississippi (Sunday at 1 p.m.). Live stats for every Georgia Tech game is available at www.RamblinWreck.com.