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Jackets Trounce Trojans, 6-0

TROY, Ala. – Georgia Tech softball (16-12, 2-4 ACC) took care of Troy (21-8-1, 2-0-1 SBC) on the road, cruising to a 6-0 victory on Wednesday night at the Troy Softball Complex. Junior first baseman Abby Hughes and senior right hander Chandler Dennis powered the Yellow Jackets past the Trojans as Hughes was responsible for every run scored in the contest while Dennis earned her second complete game shutout of the season.

Hughes had a monster day, racking up career-highs with five RBI and two runs scored to plate every run for the Jackets. Going 3-for-4 overall on the day with a pair of doubles and a home run, she also set or tied career bests in each of the aforementioned categories.

Dennis (10-4) pitched a gem, allowing just three hits with five strikeouts on the day as she tossed her third complete game of the season allowing no earned runs. The composed hurler now owns a five-inning complete game with no earned runs along with her two complete-game shutouts through seven innings.

The Yellow Jackets delivered their initial blow in the top of the second, first putting a pair on as the Trojans dinged the leadoff batter before junior third baseman Mallorie Black singled. Hughes stepped to the plate next, opening her stellar day with a three-run bomb, marking her second dinger of the season.

The same trio of Jackets made noise in the top of the third as Tech started the inning with back-to-back singles. With junior designated player Sara Beth Allen and Black occupying first and second once more, Hughes stepped in and splintered a two-RBI double for a 5-0 Yellow Jacket lead.

As Hughes remained responsible for every run in the contest, she increased the Tech advantage by one more in the fifth as she roped a double that turned into a little league home run thanks to a pair of Trojan miscues. Dennis slammed the door from there, allowing no hits and just one walk for the final three innings to secure a 6-0 Tech triumph.

Game Notes

  • Hughes was responsible for every run scored in the contest.
  • The Leesburg, Ga., native piled up a career high five RBI on the night. She also tallied career bests with two doubles and two runs scored.
  • Further, Hughes tied career marks with her three hits and three-run round tripper.
  • Hughes’ three-run blast marked the second time in her career she’s gone yard.
  • Tossing her third complete game of the season with no earned runs, Dennis moves to 10-4 on the season as she’s already third in the ACC in season victories.
  • Dennis owns two complete-game shutouts through seven innings and one five-inning complete game as she allowed no earned runs.
  • Black also had a solid day at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a pair of runs scored.
  • Georgia Tech now leads Troy, 16-15, in the all-time series.
  • The White and Gold have now taken four of the last five contests dating back to 2016.
  • Tech now owns an 8-5 advantage on the road against Troy.

Up Next

Georgia Tech will return home for its next ACC series, facing off against No. 5 Clemson (29-1, 6-0 ACC) through the weekend. The Yellow Jackets will open the series against the Tigers on Friday at 6 p.m. at Mewborn Field. Games one and three of the series will appear on ACC Network Extra, while game two on Saturday will be broadcast live on ACC Network.

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