March 18, 2006
ATLANTA – Junior Sarah Wood (7-1) retired 15 straight batters and worked five scoreless innings in game two and sophomore Savannah Brown went 3-for-6, with a home run and four runs batted in, to lead Georgia Tech (24-6, 2-0 ACC) to a pair of wins over Maryland (11-12, 0-2 ACC) in Atlantic Coast Conference action on Saturday at Glenn Field.
Sophomore Whitney Humphreys (13-2) threw five innings in game one, allowing five hits, one run and struck out two. Freshman Whitney Haller picked up her ACC leading third save in the opener, throwing a scoreless final two innings.
Senior Amy Hosier and junior Caitlin Lever each drove in runs for the Yellow Jackets in game one. Senior Christine Sheridan went 2-for-4, with a home run and three RBIs in the nightcap, while junior Kristina Hull homered for the Jackets. Hosier ended the second game with two RBIs.
In game one, the Jackets scored first in the bottom of the first inning on a RBI single by Brown as Tech led 1-0.
Haller, Hosier and Lever each drove in runs for the Jackets in the bottom of the third inning after Maryland tied the game to put Tech back on top, 4-1. Neither team could manage a run for the rest of the opening game.
Tech scored four runs, on six hits and had one error, while the Terps scored one run, on six hits and committed two errors.
In game two, the Yellow Jackets exploded for 10 hits and were provided with a tremendous pitching performance by Wood. After allowing a base hit to start the game, Wood retired the next 15 batters tow in her sixth consecutive start in the circle.
Tech scored two runs in the first inning as Hosier singled with two runners on. Brown smacked her fifth home run of the season in the second inning with a runner on base to increase the lead to 5-0.
After Lever scored an unearned run, the Jackets’ Hull homered in the sixth inning and Sheridan homered with a runner on base to give the Rambling Wreck a 9-0 win in six innings of play.
The Jackets scored nine runs, on 10 hits and had no errors, while UMD had no runs, three hits and committed two errors.
The third and final game of the three-game series will take place on Sunday at Noon. All Tech games can be followed via live stats on www.ramblinwreck.com.