April 20, 2005
PANTHERSVILLE, Ga. – Sophomore Sarah Wood (13-2) and freshman Whitney Humphreys combined for a shutout and junior Amy Hosier went 2-for-4, with three runs batted in, to lead No. 18 Georgia Tech (42-9) past Georgia State (17-32), 7-0, at Bob Heck Field on Wednesday night.
Humphreys posted her third save of the season for the Yellow Jackets, retiring 9-of-10 batters faced, striking out five and allowing just one hit. Wood worked four innings, scattering five hits, allowing no runs and striking out one.
Sophomore Daisy Paez went 1-for-3, with a walk and one RBI, while junior Lauren Schlecte finished 2-for-3 with one RBI and freshman Kacey Ivey went 2-for-4, with one RBI, to pace the Jackets offensively.
Hosier gave Tech an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning with an RBI single to left field to plate freshman Aileen Morales who drew a walk and stole her 41st base of the season.
In the bottom half of the second inning, Ivey prevented the Lady Panthers from scoring as she made a perfect throw to catcher Savannah Brown after a Tech error to nail Shannon Tiahur, who came in to pinch run for GSU, for the final out of the inning.
Hosier delivered again for the Jackets in the top of the third inning with RBI ground out to shortstop to plate Morales who singled and stole her 42nd base of the season to give Tech a 2-0 lead.
The Yellow Jackets loaded the bases in the top of the fourth inning with no outs, but the Lady Panthers induced a double play, pitcher-to-catcher-to-first base and recorded the final out to keep the Jackets off the board.
GSU’s Pamela O’Neal led off the bottom of the fifth inning with a double to left-center field to give the Lady Panthers a runner in scoring position with no outs. Humphreys entered the circle for Tech and retired three straight batters with a strikeout and two groundouts to preserve the Jackets’ two-run lead.
Hosier drove in her third run of the game in the top of the seventh inning with a double to left-center field, sophomore Daisy Paez followed with an RBI single to center field, junior Lauren Schlechte drove in a run and Ivey singled in two runs as Tech scored a total of five runs in the inning for the final runs of the game.
The Yellow Jackets will play a three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series this Saturday and Sunday in Blacksburg, Va., against ACC newcomer Virginia Tech. The Jackets and Hokies will play two on Saturday and a single game on Sunday.