April 16, 2006
ATLANTA – Freshman Whitney Haller smacked her 21st home run of the season, going 3-for-4, with three runs batted in, and sophomore Whitney Humphreys (16-3) picked up the win in relief, working 3.0 innings, allowing one run and one hit, to lead Georgia Tech (39-14, 10-5 ACC) to a series sweep over Boston College (16-20, 2-13 ACC), 15-7 (5), in Atlantic Coast Conference softball action on Sunday at Glenn Field.
Freshman Blair Shimandle went 3-for-3, tying a single-game school record with two triples, and drove in one run for the Yellow Jackets. Junior Caitlin Lever went 2-for-4, with a home run (5) and two RBIs, while senior Amy Hosier hit her seventh home run of the season, driving in two runs.
Haller connected on her 21st home run of the season in the bottom of the first inning to give Tech an early 1-0 lead.
The Eagles responded with six runs in the top of the second inning, five unearned runs, highlighted by a three-run home run by Angela Pandolfo as Tech trailed 6-1.
In the bottom half of the second, Hosier led off with a home run, her seventh of the year, to bring the Jackets within four, 6-2. After a single by Lever, Shimandle tripled to right-center field to plate another run for the Yellow Jackets. Haller added her second RBI of the game and Brown doubled to right field to plate two more runs as Tech totaled seven in the inning and took an 8-6 lead.
Haller and Sheridan each drove in runs for the Jackets in the bottom of the third inning to increase their advantage to four, 10-6.
Boston College’s Kristin Allain homered in the top of the fourth inning as the Eagles cut the deficit to three, 10-7.
Shimandle tallied her second triple of the game in the bottom of the fourth inning and came in to score on a ground out as Tech led 11-7.
The Yellow Jackets would end the game in the bottom of the fifth inning, thanks to four runs, highlighted by a two-run blast by Lever.
Tech scored 15 runs, on 13 hits and had one error, while BC scored seven runs, on seven hits and had one error.
The Jackets will host in-state foe Georgia State on Wednesday, April 19, for a 2 p.m. doubleheader. The games will be played at Glenn Field and can be followed on www.ramblinwreck.com.