March 10, 2006
CLEARWATER, Fla. – Sophomore Whitney Humphreys (12-1) worked five scoreless innings in relief, retiring 12 of the 14 batters faced against Long Island and won her second game of the day against Boston University to lead Georgia Tech (20-5) to wins over LIU, 5-2, and BU, 9-1 (5), at the USF adidas Invitational on Friday.
Sophomore Stephanie Butler went 2-for-3, with three runs scored and one double, while sophomore Aileen Morales finished 1-for-2, with three runs batted in and had one stolen base to lead the Yellow Jackets offensively against Long Island.
LIU’s Brittany Murphy tied the game for the Blackbirds with a two-out double with the bases loaded in the bottom half of the first inning to advance the game to the second tied at 2-2.
Morales put the Jackets in front by one in the top of the second inning with a two out single up the middle to plate Butler who reached on a single up the middle.
Sheridan drove in another run for Tech in the top of the fifth inning to increase the lead to 4-2. Morales squeezed in a run for the Jackets in the top of the seventh inning to push Tech in front by three, 5-2.
Tech scored five runs, on seven hits and had no errors, while Long Island scored two runs, on four hits and committed one error.
Against Boston University, the Terriers scored a run in the top of the first inning on three hits after Tech failed to turn a double play to allow the run to score.
The Jackets scored seven runs in the bottom half of the first inning on seven hits, highlighted by RBI doubles by freshman Whitney Haller and Butler as Tech led 7-1.
Junior Kristina Hull drove in a run in the bottom of the fourth inning on a sacrifice fly to center field and junior Daisy Paez doubled to left field to give the Rambling Wreck an eight-run rule victory, 9-1, in five innings.
Morales led the way in game two, going 2-for-3, with one RBI, while Brown and sophomore Kacey Ivey finished 2-for-2 to lead the Jackets against the Terriers.
Tech scored nine runs, on 12 hits and had one error, while BU scored one run, on four hits and had one error.
Tech will conclude pool play against Wright State (0-11) tomorrow at 1 p.m. With a win, the Yellow Jackets will win their pool and advance to the Gold bracket at 4 p.m. on Saturday. All games can be followed via live stats on www.ramblinwreck.com.