May 17, 2009
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech earned the program’s first-ever berth in the NCAA Super Regional round by defeating Boston University, 7-2, Sunday evening at Mewborn Field in the regional championship game of the Atlanta Regional.
After enduring a six hour rain delay, the Yellow Jackets slugged three homeruns and got 3.1 innings of solid relief from Jessica Coan to hold off the fourth-seeded Terriers.
The Jackets got on the board first as Jessica Weaver doubled in Kristen Adkins in the second inning. Boston University tied up the game in third when April Setterlund singled through the right side of the infield to drive in Shayne Lotito.
Once again, Tech would open a one-run lead when Blair Shimandle hit a sacrifice fly to center to drive in Christy Jones from third. The Terriers were not done, tying the game up once again as Emily Roesch crossed the plate on a Coan wild pitch.
Terrier pitcher Cassidi Hardy, who pitched 26.2 innings on the weekend, ran out of steam in the fifth inning, surrendering a two-run shot to Jen Yee, which proved to be the difference.
Hardy pitched 5.1 innings, allowing nine hits, six runs and stuck out five in the outing.
Georgia Tech will face either Washington or UMass next weekend in the Super Regional round.