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Georgia Tech Hangs Tough with No. 13 Clemson

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Georgia Tech softball (20-26, 11-19 ACC) was edged by No. 13 Clemson, 2-0, in the Quarterfinals of the 2021 ACC Championship on Thursday at Ulmer Stadium, resulting in elimination from the tournament. The Jackets threatened in the final two frames, loading the bases with two outs in the sixth and putting a pair on with one down in the seventh, but were unable to get on the board.

As both pitchers were lights out throughout the contest, No. 1 seed Clemson (41-5, 29-5 ACC) managed to score each of its runs on longballs. The Tigers drew first blood with a solo shot in the bottom of the second and went yard again in the bottom of the sixth for their two lone runs, hanging on for the eventual 2-0 win.

2021 ACC Championship Quarterfinals vs. No. 13 Clemson

May 13, 2021 - Louisville, Ky. (Jermaine Bibb)

Game Notes

  • The day after second-year slinger Blake Neleman tossed the fourth no-hitter in program postseason history, the frosh put in another strong performance from the circle. The right-hander allowed just two runs on four hits with six punchouts in six innings of work.
  • At the dish, outfielder Cameron Stanford had Tech’s lone hit with a single through the right side.
  • Five different Jackets drew walks to put Clemson in a pair of late jams.

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Barring selection to an NCAA Regional, Georgia Tech’s season concludes at 20-26 overall and 11-19 in ACC play. Four Jackets received All-ACC honors for the year with Kauf being named All-ACC First Team and to the All-ACC Freshman team, Awald being marked All-ACC First Team, Stanford earning her third consecutive All-ACC Second Team selection and Roper being voted All-ACC Third Team.

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