May 7, 2016
THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech softball team fell to conference foe North Carolina by a score of 7-0 in the first game of a three-game series on Saturday evening.
The Jackets fell to 22-31 on the season and 7-14 in ACC play, while the Tar Heels improved to 28-22 overall and 11-11 in league action.
North Carolina outplayed us today”, said head coach Shelly Hoerner. “They played a great game. We’ve got to come out tomorrow and execute better all the way around – offensively and in the circle. I though defensively we played well. We made some great defensive plays. But all around, we’ve got to come out and play a much better game tomorrow.”
The Tar Heels got on the board first with a two-run homer from Taylor Wike in the top of the first.It was Wike’s eighth deep shot of the season.
UNC’s Jill Ferraro knocked in a pair of runs on a bases-loaded double to give the Heels a 4-0 lead in the top of the sixth. UNC added another run on an RBI single from Aquilla Mateen to make it 5-0.
North Carolina made it 6-0 with a solo shot to center from Kristen Brown, her 17th of the season. They then made it 7-0 with another solo shot from Kendra Lynch.
Jenna Goodrich fell to 11-17 with the loss for the Jackets, pitching all seven innings with three strikeouts and seven earned runs. North Carolina’s Kendra Lynch (24-16) earned the win while allowing three hits and striking out three.
The Jackets had three hits on the evening, including a double from Chisholm and singles from Lionberger and Jessica Kowalewicz.
The Jackets take on North Carolina on Sunday in a doubleheader at 1 p.m. on ESPN3. The Jackets will recognize its three seniors for Senior Day prior to the first game.