Feb. 16, 2006
ATLANTA – The two-time defending Lady Panther Invitational champion Georgia Tech softball team (3-2) will try and win its third straight tournament title in Panthersville, Ga., Feb. 18-19, at Bob Heck Field. The Yellow Jackets will face in-state foes Georgia State (1-1) and Kennesaw State (3-1) on Saturday at 12:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. On Sunday, Tech will face Eastern Kentucky (2-3) at 12:15 p.m.
The tournament will host a consolation game at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday with a championship game to follow. Live stats will be provided at www.ramblinwreck.com.
The Yellow Jackets swept Chattanooga on Wednesday by scores of 7-2 and 7-1. Head Coach Ehren Earleywine became the second fastest coach in Atlantic Coast Conference history (JoAnne Graf – 100-121) to reach 100 career wins, doing so in 135 games.
Junior outfielder Caitlin Lever and sophomore Savannah Brown led the offensive charge against the Lady Mocs. Lever finished the day 5-for-7, with three runs batted in. Brown crushed her first home run of the season, finishing 5-for-6, with two RBIs. Senior shortstop Christine Sheridan drove in three runs in the doubleheader.
In the circle, sophomore Whitney Humphreys (2-0) and Sarah Wood (1-0) picked up wins for the Jackets. Humphreys struck out a career-high seven in the opener, while Wood fanned six in four innings of work in the nightcap.
Sophomore outfielder Kacey Ivey leads Tech with a batting average of .455. Ivey has two RBIs on the season and has scored three times.