April 20, 2004
ATLANTA – No. 23 Georgia Tech (37-13) will travel to Statesboro, Ga., for a non-conference doubleheader against in-state foe Georgia Southern (24-21) on Wednesday, April 21, beginning at 3 p.m. The Yellow Jackets and Eagles split a doubleheader in Atlanta on March 3, with GSU taking the opener 3-1 and Tech winning the nightcap, 6-0.
The games can be followed on GameTracker at www.ramblinwreck.com.
Georgia Tech Softball
Tech went 3-2 last week with splits over the weekend at Atlantic Coast Conference foes NC State, 2-0 and 0-2, and North Carolina, 2-1 and 2-3. The Yellow Jackets picked up thier fourth win over a ranked opponent earlier in the week, defeating No. 13 Alabama, 1-0. Tech moved down a spot in the latest ESPN.com/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25 poll to No. 23.
The Jackets are 8-6 over their last 14 games and are hitting .237 as a team. The Rambling Wreck are averaging 1.3 runs per game during that stretch.
The Jackets have not scored more than two runs in their last seven ballgames, dating back to April 7 when Tech downed Georgia State, 8-0, in five innings of work.
Georgia Tech is two games under .500 in the ACC with two games remaining. No. 2 Florida State continues to lead the conference at 5-1, while Carolina stands second at 6-2, NC State third (3-3), Tech fourth (3-5), Virginia fifth (2-4) and Maryland sixth (1-5).
The second ranked Seminoles continue to lead the ACC in team pitching and rank second in the nation with a 0.56 ERA. The Yellow Jackets are second in the league and fourth in the country with a staff ERA of 0.79.
FSU has the third best winning percentage in the nation (.906), while Tech ranks 24th (.740).
Georgia Tech-Georgia Southern Series
Tech and GSU split a doubleheader earlier this season in Atlanta. The Yellow Jackets lost the opener by a 3-1 score, but rallied in the nightcap for a 6-0 win. Tech leads the overall series 34-13.
The Eagles are led by Aurora Johnson and Kim Griffin. Johnson leads the team with a .365 batting average, while Griffin leads the team with 21 runs batted in and ranks second on the team with a .362 average.
Tiffany Urena and Cary Moone lead the way in the circle for Georgia Southern. Urena leads the team with a 1.39 ERA and is 5-4 on the season. Moone has thrown the most innings (128.0) and has a record of 11-9, with a 1.75 ERA.
GSU is holding opponents to a .218 batting average and have a staff ERA of 1.84.