March 15, 2012
ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech softball team dropped a non-conference game with Jacksonville State 13-6 Thursday at Mewborn Field. Tech and JSU notched 10 hits each during the game.
With the loss the Jackets dropped to 16-13 on the year, while Jacksonville State improved to 8-14. The loss was also the first for Georgia Tech in eight chances. The 13 runs were the most that Tech has allowed in the series with the Gamecocks, in seven previous meetings, Tech allowed a combined 16 runs.
The Jackets got on the board first jumping out to a 1-0 lead thanks in part to two hit-by-pitches and a double to left field by Alysha Rudnik. Jacksonville State responded in the next inning, however, putting six runs on the board via four hits and two walks to take a lead of their own.
Jacksonville State continued to add to its lead tacking four more runs on in the top of the third for a 10-1 advantage. Tech got one back in the bottom of the third as Katie Johnsky earned an RBI after getting hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
The Jackets tallied another couple of runs in the fourth on a single to right center by Kelsi Weseman that drove in Chelsie Thomas and Kate Kuzma. In the sixth, Tech cut the lead to four as Alysha Rudnik sent a two run shot over the left centerfield wall for the fifth and sixth runs of the game.
However, a three-run homer in the top of the seventh by Jacksonville State sealed the deal as the Gamecocks went on to win 13-6.
The Jackets will be back in action Saturday when they begin a three-game series with the Boston College Eagles. Saturday will play host to a double header starting at 1 p.m.
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