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Jackets Blank Eagles in Series Opener

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THE FLATS – Emma Kauf and Crosby Huckabay each homered and Blake Neleman tossed 11 strikeouts while allowing just two hits in a complete game shutout as Georgia Tech (10-10, 1-0) defeated Boston College (8-11, 0-1), 6-0, to open ACC play on Friday night at Mewborn Field.

How it Happened: Both pitchers dominated through the first three innings but Tech broke things open in the fourth when Tricia Awald doubled to score Cameron Stanford. And then the very next at-bat, Huckabay hit her third home run of the season to score Awald and give the Jackets a 3-0 lead. Tech put the game out of reach in fifth, when Kauf homered, her sixth of the year, to score Bianca Mora, and then Awald drove in Stanford again to make it 6-0. Stanford and Mora each went 2-for-3 at the plate, and Kauf, Awald and Huckabay each drove in two runs.

The series continues on Saturday, with a 2 p.m. first pitch.

Game Notes

  • Neleman’s 11 strikeouts were one shy of her career high.
  • Kauf hit her team-leading sixth home run of the season, and had her fourth multiple RBI game.
  • Huckabay’s home run was her third in her last five games.
  • Tech has now won seven if its last 10 games, going 5-2 at home during that stretch.

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Crosby Huckabay smacks a two-run shot to give the Jackets a 3-0 lead in the fourth.

Emma Kauf hits her sixth home run of the season to help seal the win

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