Feb. 8, 2005
ATLANTA – The 20th-ranked Georgia Tech softball team will begin a month long road swing in Statesboro, Ga., this Wednesday, Feb. 9. The doubleheader is scheduled for a 2 p.m. start.
Georgia Tech Softball
Tech begins a road swing that spans over a month at Georgia Southern on Wednesday, Feb. 9. The Jackets will then travel to Boca Raton, Fla., for the FAU Worth Tournament this weekend, head to Furman for a doubleheader on Wednesday, Feb. 18 and return to Atlanta for Georgia State’s Tournament in Panthersville, Feb. 19-20.
Live stats will be provided on www.ramblinwreck.com for all Tech games.
Scouting Georgia Southern
The Jackets hold a 36-13 advantage in the all-time series meetings between these two schools. Tech defeated GSU three out of four games last season, splitting a doubleheader in Atlanta, 1-3 and 6-0, and sweeping the Eagles at Eagle Field, 1-0 and 1-0.
GSU went 1-4 in the opening weekend of softball at the Bama Bash in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The Eagles won its final game of the weekend against Evansville, 6-2.
Leading GSU at the plate is junior outfielder Shantia Black. Black is hitting .444 (8-for-18), with one double and three stolen bases in four attempts. In the circle, sophomore Logan Free is 1-1, tossing a one-hitter in GSU’s only win so far this season. She has 11 strikeouts in 11 innings of work.
Countdown to ACC Record
Senior Jessica Sallinger tossed a no-hitter against Chattanooga to open up the season, fanning 10 Lady Mocs. The Kennesaw, Ga., native stands at 1,035 career strikeouts and needs just three more to break the Atlantic Coast Conference record of 1,037, held by former Maryland pitching standout Kelly Shipman.
Sallinger currently stands 19th on the NCAA’s career strikeout list and needs just 165 more K’s to move all the way into the Top 10.