March 9, 2006
CLEARWATER, Fla. – Sophomore Savannah Brown blasted a three-run home run and junior Sarah Wood (5-1) worked all seven innings to lead Georgia Tech (18-5) past South Florida (12-12), 7-6, in the USF adidas Invitational on Thursday night.
Brown homered in the bottom of the first inning, a three-run blast and fourth of the season, to give the Yellow Jackets an early 3-0 lead.
USF tied the game in the top of the third inning on a two-run double off the bat of Tiffany Stewart and a RBI single by Christie Chapman.
The Bulls’ Carly Griffin drove in the go ahead run for USF in the top of the fourth inning on a bloop single to center field as Tech trailed for the first time, 4-3.
The Jackets plated four runs in the bottom half of the fourth inning as Ivey and Butler drove in runs and Tech took advantage of two USF errors to put Tech in front 7-4.
USF’s Samantha Ray drove in a run for the Bulls in the top of the sixth inning to cut Tech’s lead down to two runs, 7-5.
The Bulls posted back-to-back singles to start the seventh inning, but Wood picked up a big strikeout for the first out of the inning. What looked like a double play ball for the Jackets up the middle, turned into an infield single on bad hop to load the bases. The Bulls plated a run on a ground out to third base to get within one with two outs and Wood induced a ground out to end the game.
Tech will face Long Island and Boston University tomorrow at 4 and 6 p.m. All games can be followed via live stats on www.ramblinwreck.com.