March 21, 2006
WACO, Texas – Junior Sarah Wood (9-1) threw five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and struck out three, and sophomore Savannah Brown went 2-for-4, with a home run and four runs batted in, to lead Georgia Tech (26-6) to an upset win over No. 19 Baylor (18-12), 8-0, at Getterman Stadium on Tuesday night.
Sophomore Blair Shimandle went 2-for-3 for the Jackets with one RBI, while sophomore Kacey Ivey drove in two runs to lead Tech offensively. Sophomore Whitney Humphreys and freshman Lacey Richardson threw scoreless sixth and seventh innings for the Jackets.
The Yellow Jackets jumped out in front of the Bears in the top of the second inning 3-0 on a RBI double by Shimandle and a two-run single by Ivey.
Six batters reached safely for the Jackets in the top of the fifth inning, but the first two were called out for leaving early on attempted steals. With two runners on and two outs, Brown connected on a 3-1 pitch over the left field fence to post her sixth home run of the season and put Tech on top by six runs, 6-0.
Tech scored another run in the top of the sixth inning as Shimandle led off with a double, advanced to third on a passed ball and sophomore Stephanie Butler drove her in as the Jackets led 7-0.
Brown delivered a RBI double to drive in the eighth run for the Yellow Jackets in the top of the seventh inning to close out the scoring for Tech.
The Jackets scored eight runs, on eight hits and committed one error, while BU had no runs, four hits and committed three errors.
The Yellow Jackets will face No. 4 Texas on Wednesday in a non-conference doubleheader in Austin, Texas. Tech and the Longhorns will begin action at 6 p.m. ET.