April 27, 2005
ATLANTA – Senior Jessica Sallinger (23-7) worked five strong innings, allowing one hit and struck out nine, and junior Christine Sheridan drove in the game-winning run to lead No. 17 Georgia Tech (44-10) past Georgia Southern (22-29), 2-0, at Glenn Field on Wednesday.
Sallinger, a native of Kennesaw, Ga., moved into a tie for 29th place all-time in the NCAA with her 104th career victory in the circle. She needs just four more wins to become the all-time wins leader in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Sophomore Sarah Wood tallied her first save of the season, working the final two innings, allowing one hit. Sophomore Caitlin Lever went 2-for-3, scoring the go ahead run, and freshman Savannah Brown went 1-for-2, with one RBI, to lead the Yellow Jackets offensively.
GSU’s A.J. Street (9-12) picked up the loss for the Eagles, going the distance, allowing six hits, two earned runs and fanned four.
The Yellow Jackets scored the only runs of the game in the bottom of the third inning. Sheridan doubled to left-center field to plate Lever who led off with a single up the middle and Brown drove in the final run with a base hit to center field to plate Sheridan as the Jackets defeated the Eagles, 2-0.
Tech will travel to College Park, Md., for the regular season finale against Maryland, April 29-30. The Yellow Jackets need to win just one game to clinch its first ACC regular season title and claim the top seed at the ACC Tournament.