Oct. 20, 2013
THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech softball team split a pair of fall games Sunday against Samford at Mewborn Field. The Jackets defeated the Bulldogs, 12-0, before falling in game two, 5-3.
In game one, Georgia Tech broke the game open with four runs in the third and six runs in the fourth inning. Junior Karly Fullem went 2-for-3 with three RBI, while junior Chelsie Thomas was 2-for-2 with a run. Sophomore Courtney Ziese hit a two-run bomb in the fifth frame to give Tech its final two runs.
Junior Kylie Kleinschmidt pitched a one-hit shutout with seven strikeouts and two walks in 5.1 innings. Fullem came in to finish the game, fanning two batters and walking one.
Samford got on the board first in the second game with two runs in the second inning. Tech countered with a pair of runs in the fourth inning. Senior Ashley Thomas singled and stole second to lead things off. Sophomore Maddie Lionberger’s grounder through the right side scored Ashley Thomas, and Lionberger advanced to second on the throw home.
Junior Katie Johnsky’s sacrifice fly to right scored Lionberger and knotted the game at two.
The Bulldogs tacked on two runs on three hits in the sixth inning and one in the seventh. In the bottom of the seventh, Tech put up one run, but it wasn’t enough and the Jackets fell, 5-3.
In the circle, Kanani Cabrales allowed five runs on nine hits in a complete-game effort.
The Jackets are back in action Sunday, Oct. 27 with their final fall games. Tech hosts Georgia at Mewborn Field in a doubleheader beginning at 4 p.m.