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Jackets Blank Georgia Southern, 2-0

April 27, 2005

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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.

Sophomore Daisy Paez finished 1-for-3, with a double and freshman Kacey Ivey went 1-for-2, for the Jackets.

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.

-GT SOFTBALL-

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