April 18, 2010
ATLANTA – Redshirt senior Jen Yee tied the school and ACC record with her 24th home run of the season and sophomore Jessica Coan struck out a career-high 13 batters in just five innings as the No. 9/7 Georgia Tech Softball team (41-6, 14-1 ACC) shut out Boston College (12-25, 0-12), 4-0, Sunday afternoon at Mewborn Field.
Yee went 3-for-3 in the game and the home run, her 24th of the year, tied Whitney Haller for the Georgia Tech and ACC single-season record. Haller did it in 2006. On the weekend, Yee was 6-for-6 and on base in all 10 of her plate appearances.
Coan (13-1) pitched the first five innings and allowed three singles, all of which were bloops off the bat of BC leadoff hitter Blair Destito. She walked two and struck out a career-high 13. At one point, Coan struck out 10 straight Eagle hitters and has now pitched 23 consecutive scoreless innings. Freshman Hope Rush pitched the final two innings for the Yellow Jackets and gave up two hits. She did not walk a batter and fanned one.
Sophomore Kelsi Weseman was 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI, while junior Kristen Adkins also hit a home run for the Yellow Jackets. Tech has now hit 91 home runs in 47 games this year and is closing in on the school record 96 long balls hit by the 2007 club.
Allison Gage took the loss for BC as she was charged with three runs on six hits in two-plus innings. Nicole D’Argento pitched well in relief limiting the Jackets to just one run on one hit in four innings of work.
Tech scored a single run in each of the first four innings and that was more than enough fore Coan. After Yee singled to lead off the bottom of the first inning, she came around to score later in the inning when Weseman roped a single into right field.
In the second inning, Adkins hit a two-out solo home run to left-center field making it a 2-0 game. It was her fourth home run of the year.
The Jackets added solo run in the third and fourth innings, respectively on solo blasts by Weseman and Yee. For Weseman, it was her ninth round-tripper of the season.
Georgia Tech will now close out the regular season with eight straight road games, five of which come against ranked teams. The trip begins Wednesday, April 21, with a 5 p.m. game against No. 13/11 Georgia in Athens. This is the second and final regular season meeting between these two teams. Live audio and stats will be available at www.RamblinWreck.com.