March 20, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. – In its first meeting with Louisiana State, the Georgia Tech softball team dropped a hard fought battle to the Tigers, 2-1, in front of a crowd of 1,169 at Tiger Stadium. All three runs were scored in the fourth inning.
The Yellow Jackets (19-14) left 10 on the bases throughout the game, while LSU (20-8) stranded seven.
Hope Rush, who pitched 6.0 innings for the Jackets allowed just four hits during the game also striking out four but picked up the loss. Brittany Mack let up five hits to the Yellow Jackets but also struck out nine.
Tech got on the board first as speedy Chelsie Thomas reached, stole a base and scored from second on an errant throw to first by the LSU shortstop Dylan Supak to give Tech the 1-0 lead.
The Tigers responded in the bottom half of the frame with a couple of runs of their own. LSU brought the first runner across on a double steal while a single up the middle drove in the game winning run.
The Jackets will return to action on Thursday night when they continue their spring break trip with a doubleheader at Louisiana-Lafayette.
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