April 17, 2016
PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Both teams combined for 20 hits, as the Georgia Tech softball team (17-27, 4-10 ACC) fell at Pittsburgh (28-15, 7-9), 9-4, in the series finale on Sunday afternoon.
“We knew it would be a hitting game today,” head coach Shelly Hoerner said. “I thought we hit well, but unfortunately Pitt out hit us and executed in key situations.”
How it Happened
Samantha Pierannunzi and Kelsey Chisholm led things off with back-to-back singles to set Courtney Ziese up for her ninth home run of the season, putting Georgia Tech in front, 3-0. Pitt answered with four runs on three hits in the bottom of the frame to take a 4-3 lead.
The Yellow Jackets tied the game in the second with two outs. Pierannunzi was hit by a pitch, stole second, and moved to third on a single from Chisholm. Ziese roped a single to right to bring in Pierannunzi and knot the game 4-4.
The Panthers regained the lead on a solo home run by Erin Hershman in the third stanza. One run in the fifth and three runs in the sixth inning for the Panthers gave Pitt the final 9-4 lead.
Jenna Goodrich (6-14) suffered the loss. Pitt’s Kayla Harris and Jenna Modic (6-6) shared the pitching duties with Modic as the winning pitcher.
– Samantha Pierannunzi scored two runs, recorded a hit and snagged two stolen bases
– Courtney Ziese went 3-for-4, including her ninth home run of the season and four RBI
– Maddie Lionberger went 2-for-2 with a walk
– Kelsey Chisholm went 2-for-4 with a run
– Colleen Darragh added a hit
Georgia Tech hosts Troy on Wednesday at 5 p.m. for its Salute to Service day.