April 5, 2013
|Georgia Tech Softball at Virginia Tech|
|Game 37||Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech, Saturday – 4 p.m.|
Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech, Saturday – 6 p.m.
Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech, Sunday – 1 p.m.
Tech Softball Park, Blacksburg, Va.
Sunday – ACCDN YouTube
THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech softball team resumes ACC action this weekend with a three-game series at Virginia Tech, beginning Saturday with a doubleheader at 4 p.m. Sunday’s series finale is slated for 1 p.m. and will broadcast live on the ACC Digital Network on YouTube.
The twin bill Saturday was originally scheduled for a 12 p.m. start, but was pushed back to 4 p.m. due to field conditions.
Georgia Tech (17-19; 4-2 ACC)
The Jackets have won both of their ACC series so far this season, taking two games from both Virginia and NC State. Georgia Tech currently sits in third place in the league with a 4-2 conference record.
In ACC games, Georgia Tech has the second-best batting average at .321 and the second-lowest ERA in ACC play at 2.90. Rudnik is batting a staggering .650 in conference games, followed by Ashley Thomas’s .632 batting average.
Virginia Tech (21-8; 1-4 ACC)
Virginia Tech started the season off strong and spent several weeks in the NFCA top 25. Despite its overall record of 21-8, Virginia Tech is off to a slow start in the ACC, dropping both games to NC State and picking up its first ACC win at North Carolina last weekend.
The Hokies have six players batting over .300 led by Courtney Liddle’s .388 average. Liddle also lead sthe squad in hits (31), doubles (8) and RBI (17).
In the circle, Kelly Heinz and Jasmin Harrell have carried the load. Heinz has allowed 32 earned runs, 30 walk and 102 strikeouts in 91.0 innings of work, while Harrell has surrendered 33 earned runs, 28 walks and 55 strikeouts in 76.0 frames.
Georgia Tech leads the all-time series, 20-13. Last season, the Jackets won the three-game series against the Hokies in the teams’ last regular season series before the ACC Tournament. The two matched up in the Championship Game of the tournament on May 12, 2012.
The Jackets defeated the Hokies, 9-1, in five innings to win their third ACC Tournament in the last four years and earn their 11th-consecutive bid to the NCAA Tournament.