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Georgia Tech Returns to Host NC State Series

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech softball (28-12, 8-10 ACC) is set to host NC State (28-15, 5-10 ACC) for its final home ACC series through the weekend, beginning Friday with a doubleheader starting at 3 p.m. at Mewborn Field.

Series Schedule

Friday, April 15 @ 3 p.m. ET

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Friday, April 15 @ 30 minutes following game one

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Saturday, April 16 @ 3 p.m. ET

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TV

The series will be broadcast live on ESPN+.

Parking

Parking will be available in the McCamish lot with the Family Housing deck opened for overflow.

Storylines

  • Georgia Tech has outscored its opponents 239-146 to date.
  • Tech got off to a 15-2 start on the year, the best for the program in 12 years. The 2010 Yellow Jackets started off 20-2 on the way to regular season and ACC tournament titles, making an NCAA regional appearance.
  • The White and Gold won their first 11 straight home games, tying the 1991 Yellow Jackets for the best home start in program history.
  • Georgia Tech recently won nine straight games, including six in ACC play, for the program’s highest win streak since claiming 12 straight in 2012.
  • The White and Gold have won three ACC series, topping Louisville, claiming their first ACC series sweep of the season against Syracuse and taking two of three over Boston College.
  • The Jackets most recently downed UAB, picking up their third extra-inning victory of the season with a 5-3 triumph in eight innings.
  • Against Boston College in game two, the White and Gold piled up a season-high 16 hits on their way to their eighth mercy-rule victory on the year, 14-2 in five innings. The 14 runs were the second highest tally of the season for Tech.
  • Georgia Tech owns three walk-off victories this season over Penn State, Dartmouth and Syracuse (excluding by way of mercy-rule).
  • The Yellow Jackets have won eight games by mercy rule this season, including seven in just five innings.
  • The White and Gold are 5-0 against in-state opponents this season after defeating Mercer, Georgia State, Georgia and Kennesaw State twice.
  • Tech is undefeated at 22-0 when holding opponents to two runs or less.
  • The Jackets are 21-5 when scoring first and 23-4 when out hitting opponents.
  • Tech owns a 20-2 record against nonconference opponents as well as a 17-6 record in all home contests.
  • The Yellow Jackets tout six wins tallying double digit runs on the year.
  • Georgia Tech claimed its second ranked victory of the year in its series opener against No. 25 Notre Dame, using a four-run rally in the top of the seventh to come out on top, 9-8. The two ranked wins mark the most for the program in a single season since 2015.
  • The victory marked the Jackets’ first road victory over the Fighting Irish in the history of the series. Tech also tallied 34 runs in the series, the most in a single series this season.
  • Junior hurler Chandler Dennis recently put together a 4-0 week that resulted in ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week honors. She now owns 11 wins on the year.
  • Georgia Tech picked up its first ranked win of the season over then No. 16 Georgia. Previously, the most recent ranked win for the Jackets came a season ago, downing No. 15 Virginia Tech on the road.
  • Tech owns 66 ranked wins all time, including six top-10 triumphs, two top-five victories and one top-three win in the history of the program.
  • Junior designated player Caroline Davis belted Tech’s second grand slam of the year against the Bulldogs following graduate slugger Tricia Awald’s same feat against Villanova (Feb. 12). The grand slam marked Davis’ first of her career as she’s tied for the team lead with six dingers this season and seven through her career.
  • Awald has gotten a hit in 28 games and reached base in Tech’s first 19 games this season. She’s reached in 37 of the Jackets’ 40 games on the year.
  • Junior Blake Neleman tossed a career-high 13 strikeouts in the season opener against Saint Joseph’s, fanning 12 of the 13 batters on the way to a complete game win. Neleman nearly matched that total against Mississippi State with 12 punchouts in another complete game win over Mississippi State and recently hurled nine straight innings against Boston College, sitting down 10 batters as Tech came out on top in extras.
  • With five strikeouts in game two against Louisville, Neleman surpassed 300 career punchouts as well as her previous career high of 111 sit downs in a season. She owns 152 total this season and 340 throughout her career.
  • Neleman owns eight complete game wins, two shutouts and an 11-6 record with two saves in 30 appearances on the year.
  • The Jackets are currently among the nation’s most efficient at the plate and near the top of the league in multiple categories – 18th in the land and second in the league in on-base percentage (0.408), second in the NCAA and the ACC in walks (184) and 22nd in the country and top five in the conference in doubles on the season (57).
  • Awald is among the nation’s best at the dish, currently sixth in the country and leading the conference in on-base percentage (.583) while sitting atop the nation in walks per game (1.05). Similarly, she’s been dinged the third most times in the league with a 0.25 average of getting hit by pitches per game.
  • Already Georgia Tech’s program leader in career walks with 159 to date, Awald moved up to third in Tech history in walks in a season over the weekend with 42 this year.
  • Awald nearly owns another crown in the Jacket record books as she recently knocked her 53rd career double against UAB, moving into a tie with Kelsi Weseman (2009-12) for most career doubles in program history.
  • Junior catcher Emma Kauf has excelled in hits for extra bases, sitting in second in the NCAA and atop the ACC in doubles (16). She’s also second in the conference and 14th in the land in hits (52) and fourth in the league total bases (88), leading the squad in both.
  • Behind the dish, Kauf has made opponents pay for attempting to swipe a bag as she’s second in the conference and 28th in the country catching 10 runners stealing this season.
  • To date, Neleman is 28th in the country and third in the conference in strikeouts (152) while ranking 18th in the nation and leading the ACC in innings pitched (133).

Series Notes

  • Georgia Tech leads NC State 31-20 in the all-time series.
  • The most recent win for the Yellow Jackets came a season ago as they downed the Wolfpack, 12-10.
  • The White and Gold hold a 17-7 advantage at home and lead the series 3-1 in neutral site games.
  • The Jackets own the longest streak of the series, winning 14 straight from 2009-13.

2022 SOFTBALL TICKETS

2022 tickets for all home contests are on sale and can be purchased HERE.

Single-Game Pricing:

Reserved Chairback: $5

Adult GA Bench: $3

Youth/Senior GA Bench: $2

Group (10+) GA Bench: $2

Standing room only tickets will be sold for $2 each if all other sections are sold out. Georgia Tech students and faculty/staff can receive free admission to regular season home games while seats remain available by showing a valid BuzzCard at the entrance.

More ticketing information, including the steps to become a member of the Mew Crew and the benefits of joining, can be found on the official Georgia Tech Softball Tickets page.

Alexander-Tharpe Fund

The Alexander-Tharpe Fund is the fundraising arm of Georgia Tech athletics, providing scholarship, operations and facilities support for Georgia Tech’s 400-plus student-athletes. Be a part of developing Georgia Tech’s Everyday Champions and helping the Yellow Jackets compete for championships at the highest levels of college athletics by supporting the Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund, which directly provides scholarships for Georgia Tech student-athletes. To learn more about supporting the Yellow Jackets, visit atfund.org.   

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