May 15, 2009
ATLANTA – Jessica Coan struck out a career-high 11 batters and Kristen Adkins blasted her ninth homerun of the season as top-seeded Georgia Tech came from behind to defeat Boston University, 5-1, Friday evening at Mewborn Field in the second game of the Atlanta Regional.
Coan earned her seventh win of the season with her four-hit performance. She opened the day by striking out four of the first six batters she faced and led the Yellow Jackets (44-13) to an opening round win.
After coasting through the first five innings, Coan and the Jackets got into trouble in the sixth when Shayne Lotito walked and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Lotito would score on a single up the middle by April Setterlund to break the 0-0 tie.
The Terriers Cassidi Hardy matched Coan’s performance for the first five innings but her throwing error to open the sixth gave the Jackets the opportunity they were looking for. Christy Jones, who reached on the error, advanced to third on a double by Jen Yee. Jones tied the game by beating out a play at the plate. Tech would take the lead on a seeing-eye single by Whitney Haller that bounced over the Terriers third baseman, driving in Yee.
Adkins then launched a three-run homer to deep left field to put the Jackets ahead for good.
Georgia Tech will now go on to face Auburn in the winner’s bracket tomorrow at 1 p.m. Boston University, meanwhile, will face Iowa in the second game in an elimination game tomorrow at 3:30 p.m.