ATLANTA (Apr. 25) – Georgia State’s Angela Buckem pitched a no-hitter in the afternoon twinbill of a doubleheader as the Georgia Tech softball team (25-31) dropped two games to cross-town rival Georgia State (30-26) on Tuesday afternoon, 3-1 and 2-0.
The Jackets took a 1-0 lead in game one in the bottom of the third as centerfielder Lauren Schwartz had an infield single and later scored on an RBI single from Anne Knobbe.
However, Georgia State would have an answer as they scored two unearned runs in the top of the fourth. The Panthers had two outs in the inning when Tech’s first baseman, Erin Hawley, misplayed a grounder allowing Corrie Roberts to reach first. Adrienne Lyman then doubled to right center driving in Roberts. Lyman would later score in the inning on a wild pitch by Jamie Smith.
State would go on to add one run in the top of the fifth on a RBI double by Crystal Hartman scoring Chrissy Dangler, who had reached earlier on a single to left field.
Jamie Smith received the loss in the first game as she falls to 14-16 on the season, while Jaci Davis earned the win for the Panthers.
In game two of the afternoon, Buckem held the Jackets hitless and Georgia State scored all the runs they would in the first as Lyman blasted a two run home run in the top of that inning. Buckem dominated Tech as she did not allow a ball to be hit out of the infield and had defensive support as first baseman robbed Lacey Schanz of a line-drive single in the bottom of the sixth.
Tiffany Goodman received the loss for the Jackets and falls to 11-13 on the season while Angela Buckem earned the victory.
Georgia Tech will return to action this weekend as they travel to the ACC Tournament in Tallahassee, Fla. The Jackets will face Virginia (22-34) at 1 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.