SAN JOSE, CALIF. (Mar. 10) – In pool play action at the National Invitational Tournament in San Jose, Calif., the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (11-12) fell to the University of Wisconsin, 4-6 and to San Jose State, 3-5.
Against the Badgers (7-5), the Yellow Jackets fell to a 6-0 deficit behind the hitting of Amanda Berg who collected three hits and an RBI and Jennifer Grill who had two hits and four RBI.
The Yellow Jackets collected four runs in the top of the sixth as Anne Knobbe singled and drove in two runs and Erin Hawley singled and collected one RBI.
Senior Jamie Smith took the loss for Georgia Tech and fell to 5-6 on the season. She pitched six innings, gave up twelve hits and struck out two.
In game two of the tournament, the Yellow Jackets fell to San Jose State (6-10) 3-5.
Georgia Tech jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth as Anne Knobbe connected for her seventh home run of the season, hitting it over the center field fence. But, San Jose would bounce right back scoring a run in the bottom of the fourth and the bottom of the fifth to grab a 2-1 lead.
In the top of the sixth, the Yellow Jackets scored two runs to regain the lead, 3-2 behind the hitting of Lauren Schwartz, who drove in Heather Sumrow for an RBI, and Anne Knobbe, who had a single to drive in Schwartz.
Again, San Jose State had an answer as they regrouped to score three runs in the bottom of the sixth and take the lead for good, 5-3, as designated hitter, Kara Kanney, belted a three-run homer.
Freshman Tiffany Goodman received the loss for Tech and fell to 6-6 on the season. She pitched six innings, gave up five hits and struck out one.
The Yellow Jackets continue play in the National Invitational Tournament late Friday night and will begin the single-elimination portion of the tournament on Saturday.