Feb. 10, 2007
ATLANTA – Junior Savannah Brown went 2-for-4, with three runs batted in and a home run and junior Whitney Humphreys (1-0) tossed five scoreless innings, scattering three hits and fanned six in the nightcap, to lead Georgia Tech (2-0) past Georgia Southern, 7-2 and 8-0 (6), in softball action on Saturday at Glenn Field.
The Yellow Jackets extended their winning streak to 10 games against the Eagles. Senior Sarah Wood (1-0) worked six innings in the opener, allowing six hits, two runs, no earned runs and struck out eight.
Senior Caitlin Lever finished the afternoon 3-for-6, with one RBI, while sophomores Whitney Haller and Jennifer Yee each drove in two runs, going 2-for-5. Junior Aileen Morales ended the day 2-for-6, with one stolen base and two RBIs to pace the Jackets offensively.
Sophomore Lacey Richardson tossed the final inning in each game, allowing one hit, no runs and struck out one. Junior Brittany Barnes homered in her only at bat, while junior Becky McCraw and freshman Kelly Eppinger each had hits in their only at bats.
In game one, Wood pitched her way out of a bases loaded jam in the top of the second inning, recording a pair of strikeouts to end the threat and keep the game scoreless through two innings.
The Eagles jumped in front of the Jackets 2-0 in the top of the fourth inning courtesy of a RBI single by Lindsey Hopkins and a wild pitch by Wood with a runner on third base.
The Yellow Jackets’ Yee just missed providing Tech with its first run of the game in the bottom of the fourth inning as she hit the top of the right field fence for a double. The Jackets could not take advantage, leaving the bases loaded as the Eagles continued to lead 2-0.
Tech answered with six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning as Morales and Haller each drove in runs as the Jackets took their first lead of the game, 6-2. Barnes smashed her first home run of her Tech career in the bottom of the sixth inning to give the Jackets a 7-2 victory.
The Jackets pushed four runs across in the bottom of the third inning of game two, highlighted by Brown’s three-run blast as Tech led 4-0 after three innings of play.
Yee drove in two runs with her second double of the day to left field as the score moved to 6-0 in favor of the Yellow Jackets.
Tech ended the game in the bottom of the sixth with a pair of runs off sacrifice fly RBIs by Haller and Lever.
The Yellow Jackets will remain in Atlanta as they host Troy on Wednesday, Feb. 14. That single non-conference game is slated for 4 p.m. All home games are free admission and can be followed via live stats on www.ramblinwreck.com.