Feb. 14, 2006
ATLANTA – After taking one of three games against No. 18 Missouri last weekend, No. 25 Georgia Tech (1-2) will travel to Chattanooga, Tenn., for a non-conference doubleheader against the Lady Mocs (0-0) on Wednesday, Feb. 15. First pitch will come at 4 p.m. and can be followed on www.ramblinwreck.com.
“UTC is always competitive and we don’t take them lightly,” said head coach Ehren Earleywine. “We will have to play good defense if we want to be in a position to win both games tomorrow.”
With just two games into his third season as head coach, Earleywine has led Tech to 99 wins and searches for his 100th on the bench tomorrow afternoon.
The Yellow Jackets displayed a powerful offense against the 18th-ranked Tigers last weekend. Tech came-from-behind in the opening game of the series from six runs down to plate 11 runs over the final three innings to defeat MU 11-6. Freshman Whitney Haller began the charge with a three-run blast in the fifth inning and finished the series 5-for-10, with three runs batted in.
Senior shortstop Christine Sheridan led the Jackets with five RBIs this past weekend and hit .400 (4-for-10). Sheridan drew two walks and tallied one double.
In the circle, the Jackets were led by sophomore right-handed hurler Whitney Humphreys. Humphreys appeared in three games for the Jackets, going 1-0 in 9.2 innings, allowing nine hits, four earned runs and fanned seven.
Chattanooga will open its 2006 season against the Yellow Jackets on Wednesday. UTC was selected as the SoCon preseason favorite and shortstop Tara Tembey and designated player Ashleigh Bull were tabbed to the preseason first team.
The Jackets won three of four games from the Lady Mocs last season and hold an 8-5 series advantage. Former football player Rob Healy (1970-72) will throw out the game’s first pitch tomorrow at Jim Frost Stadium.