Feb. 17, 2007
KENNESAW, Ga. – Junior Brittany Barnes entered the game in the third inning and went 2-for-2, with a home run (2) and five runs batted in, while senior Sarah Wood (2-0) worked three scoreless innings, allowing one hit and fanned two, to lead Georgia Tech (3-1) past Georgetown (0-2), 17-0 in five innings, on Saturday in the KSU Invitational at Owl Field.
Sophomore Whitney Haller smashed her first home run of the season, going 3-for-4, driving in two runs. Senior Kristina Hull hit her first home run of the year, finishing 2-for-2, with two RBIs, while junior Aileen Morales drove in three runs, going 2-for-5 with a stolen base. Sophomore Jennifer Yee finished 2-for-3, with one RBI to help the Jackets offensively.
Sophomore Lacey Richardson worked the final two innings, walking two, but did not allow a hit or run to help preserve the shutout for Tech.
In game one, the Jackets were given a gift by the Georgetown shortstop as she dropped a routine fly ball in shallow left-center field to allow two runs to cross the plate as Tech took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning.
Tech tacked on three more runs in the top of the second inning as Morales, Yee and Haller had RBI singles to increase the lead to 5-0.
The Yellow Jackets smashed three home runs in the top of the fourth inning to score five runs, courtesy of Haller’s solo shot, Barnes’ three-run homer and Hull’s solo shot, as the Jackets led 10-0 after four innings of play.
Tech plated seven runs in the top of the fifth inning, highlighted by doubles by Hull, Haller and Barnes who each drove in two runs to give the Jackets a 17-0 lead after four-and-a-half innings.
Richardson recorded three outs in the final inning for the Hoyas in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Tech scored 17 runs, on 15 hits and had no errors, while Georgetown had no runs, on one infield hit, and committed three errors.
The Yellow Jackets will face Miami University (1-5) later tonight around 7:30 p.m. All games can be followed live at www.video4ver.net or via live stats on www.ramblinwreck.com.