Feb. 17, 2007
KENNESAW, Ga. – Junior Whitney Humphreys (2-0) tossed a one-hit complete-game shutout, striking out eight, and senior Kristina Hull went 2-for-3, with three runs batted in, to lead Georgia Tech (4-1) past Miami University (1-6), 10-0 in five innings, in the KSU Invitational at Bailey Park.
The snow flurries did not cool off the Tech bats as the Yellow Jackets banged out nine hits in five innings and scored 10 or more runs for the second consecutive game. The Jackets homered for the eighth consecutive game, dating back to last year, and have done so in 13 of their last 14 games.
Junior Aileen Morales finished 2-for-3, with a stolen base and a home run, while sophomore Whitney Haller also went 2-for-3, driving in two runs for the Jackets. Barnes continued to be impressive at the plate for the Rambling Wreck, going 2-fro-3, with two RBIs.
The Jackets continued to swing hot bats and scored four runs in the top of the first inning courtesy of RBI singles by Haller, Barnes and Hull as Tech led 4-0.
Morales hit her first home run of the season in the top of the second inning to extend Tech’s lead to five, 5-0.
Tech scored two unearned runs in the top of the third inning to take a 7-0 lead after three-and-a-half innings of play.
The Yellow Jackets tacked on three more runs in the top of the fourth inning on a two-RBI single by Hull and RBI single by Barnes as Tech led 10-0.
Miami would not get anything in the bottom half of the fifth inning as Humphreys retired the side, issuing one walk.
Tech scored 10 runs, on nine hits and had one error, while Miami had no runs, on one infield hit, and committed three errors.
The Yellow Jackets will face Evansville (2-0) and Kennesaw State (7-2) on Sunday at 4 and 6 p.m., respectively. All games can be followed live at www.video4ver.net or via live stats on www.ramblinwreck.com.