TROY, ALA (April 13) – The Georgia Tech softball team (25-24, 3-3) took game one of a doubleheader from Troy State University (28-24), 2-0, but blew a four-run lead in game two, to lose 5-4 in a non-conference doubleheader.
In game one, the Yellow Jackets scored two unearned runs in the top of the third on two singles and a Trojan error. After back-to-back singles from Susanne Miller and Jamie Frost, Lauren Schwartz reached on an error by the Troy State pitcher, allowing both Frost and Miller to score.
That would be the only offense the Jackets would need in game one as Jamie Frost pitched seven strong innings allowing only four hits in the game and pitching her third shut-out this season. Her record improves to 14-10 on the year.
Georgia Tech jumped out to a 4-1 lead in game two, only to see the Trojans score four runs in the bottom of the sixth to win the game, 5-4.
The Jackets opened the game with run in the top of the first, as Kori Jacobson hit a two-out RBI single, scoring Lauren Schwartz.
Troy State would even the score at one in the bottom of the third as Tara Michel blasted a home run.
Tech would add three runs in the top of the fifth as Anne Knobbe doubled to drive in Lauren Schwartz and Erin Hawley, and Jacobson followed with a double to drive in Knobbe. However, the Trojans scored four runs off of five hits in the bottom of the sixth off of reliever Jamie Smith to seal the victory. Tech threatened in the top of the seventh, leaving runners on first and second in the inning before losing.
Jamie Thomas received the win for the Trojans improving her record to 5-5 while Tiffany Goodman received the loss, falling to 11-14 on the year.
Georgia Tech will return to action at 1 p.m. on Saturday in a Southern Alliance Softball Association and Atlantic Coast Confernce match-up with Virginia (19-33, 0-2) at Glenn Field.