March 14, 2014
|Georgia Tech Softball|
|Game 22||Tech at Maryland, Saturday, March 15 – 1 p.m.|
|Game 23||Tech at Maryland, Saturday, March 15 – 3 p.m.|
|Game 24||Tech at Maryland, Sunday, March 16 – 1 p.m.|
|Gametracker||Saturday (1) | Saturday (2) | Sunday|
THE FLATS – After playing 21-straight home games, the Georgia Tech softball team (15-6, 4-4 ACC) hits the road for the first time this season with a three-game series at Maryland (1-19, 0-0 ACC). The Jackets and Terrapins square off Saturday in a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. and play a single game on Sunday with a 1 p.m. start.
The Georgia Tech softball team’s Pink Jersey Auction will open March 16 at 12 p.m. and close March 30 at 12 p.m. Bidding begins at $50 with increments of $5 and all proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Foundation. To bid when the auction opens, visit www.RamblinWreck.com, click Shop, the Auctions.
The Jackets lead the all-time series 37-18, and had won every game but one dating back to 2002 until Tech dropped two of three games last season in Atlanta.
Georgia Tech (15-6, 4-4 ACC)
Georgia Tech enters the week on a high after sweeping a midweek doubleheader against Virginia in dramatic fashion. Freshman Colleen Darragh hit a run-rule walk-off grand slam in the first game to give Tech a 10-2 victory in six innings, before the Jackets edged the Cavaliers 3-2 in extra innings in game two.
Senior Hayley Downs leads the team with a .418 batting average and three additional Jackets are hitting above .300 – Ashley Thomas (.371), Alysha Rudnik (.367) and Kanani Cabrales (.346). As a team, the Jackets are out-hitting the opposition 160-136 and out-scoring the competition 109-82.
In the circle, the duo of Kylie Kleinschmidt and Cabrales has combined to pitch the majority of Tech’s innings. Kleinschmidt owns a 1.07 ERA and a 10-3 record. The junior has allowed just 13 earned runs with 79 strikeouts in 84.2 innings of works. Cabrales owns a 5.61 ERA and a 5-3 record.