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Georgia Tech And Syracuse Square Off In Three Game Series

March 20, 2014

Georgia Tech Softball
 Location  Mewborn Field, Atlanta, Ga.
 Game 27  Tech vs. Syracuse, Friday, March 21 – 4 p.m.
 Game 28  Tech vs. Syracuse, Saturday, March 22 – 2 p.m.
 Game 29  Tech vs. Syracuse, Saturday, March 22 – 4 p.m.
 Live Stats  Friday | Saturday (1) | Saturday (2)

THE FLATS – Due to unplayable field conditions and impending weather In Syracuse, N.Y., the three-game series between Georgia Tech and Syracuse will be played at Mewborn Field in Atlanta. The Jackets and Orange will play a single game Friday at 4 p.m. and a doubleheader Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. 

Parking & Live Stats
Fans can park in the McCamish Lot on both days and can follow the action via Gametracker.

Georgia Tech (18-8, 7-6 ACC)
The Jackets are looking to bounce back from a pair of losses Wednesday at NC State. Five Yellow Jackets are hitting above .300 lead by Hayley Downs (.391), Ashley Thomas (.388), Kanani Cabrales (.372), Alysha Rudnik (.372) and Maddie Lionberger (.318).

As a team, the Jackets are out-hitting the opponent 208-181 and out-scoring the competition 134-108, averaging five runs and eight hits per contest.

Series History
Georgia Tech leads the series 1-0. The only meeting between the two teams occurred on March 8, 2002 in Pleasanton, Calif. and the Jackets won 6-4.

Base Thieves
>> Three Yellow Jackets are in the top 10 in the ACC so far this season in stolen bases.
>> Hayley Downs is second with 14 stolen bases, Chelsie Thomas is tied for fifth (11) and Ashley Thomas is tied for seventh (10).
>> As a team, Georgia Tech is first in the ACC with 40 stolen bases.

Stealing Records
>> Ashley Thomas is climbing Georgia Tech’s career charts for stolen bases.
>> The senior currently has 105 career stolen bases on 125 attempts, which is fourth among active career leaders in the NCAA.
>> Her 125 steal attempts are second on Tech’s all-time career list. Aileen Morales’ 173 attempts top the all-time career list.
>> Thomas’ 105 swiped bases are third on the all-time list. She needs five more to tie Laura Williams’ 110. Morales’ is tops on the career chart with 154 stolen bases (2005-08).

Laying Downs The Sac bunt
>> Hayley Downs bats second in the lineup and for good reason.
>> Downs is first in the ACC with 11 sacrifice bunts, which is a good thing since leadoff hitter Ashley Thomas gets on base almost 50 percent of the time.
>> Downs has 36 career sacrifice hits and is in the top five career leaders at Georgia Tech.

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