Feb. 19, 2013
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THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech softball team is back in action this week when it hosts Mercer in a midweek matchup Wednesday at Mewborn Field. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.
The game will be available via GameTracker and a free audio stream on www.RamblinWreck.com. Fans can view the game on All-Access with a paid subscription.
The Yellow Jackets (8-2) are coming off a 3-2 weekend at the Georgia Tech Classic. Tech suffered its first two losses of the season at the tournament both to Indiana.
Hope Rush leads the team with a .429 batting average, five home runs and 19 RBI. She leads the ACC in slugging percentage (1.000), RBI, home runs and total bases (28).
As a team, Tech is batting .354 – the highest average in the league. Tech leads the conference in batting average and in 12 additional batting categories.
The Bears opened the season going 5-1 at the Mercer Invitational and recently dropped all four games at the Kennesaw State Invitational to fall to an even 5-5 on the season.
McKenzie Woody leads Mercer with a .472 batting average, 17 hits and seven stolen bases. Molly Garmany has five hits on the season, four of which were home runs and the other was a double to total a team-best 12 RBI.
Kerri Nidiffer and Julia Rice share time in the circle as each have at least 30.0 innings pitched. Nidiffer (2-4) has an ERA of 1.35 and Rice (3-1) owns a 4.43 ERA.
The contest will mark the 62nd matchup between the two schools and the first of two this season as the Jackets travel down to Macon, Ga. April 10 for a 6 p.m. game.
The Jackets lead the all-time series 48-13 and head coach Sharon Perkins is 4-1 against the Bears. The teams last met on March 14, 2010 at The Mew when the Jackets defeated the Bears, 10-5.