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Morales Leads No. 18 Georgia Tech to 2-1 Win Over Houston

March 14, 2007

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ATLANTA – Junior Aileen Morales drove in two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and junior Whitney Humphreys (11-2) tossed her sixth complete game of the season, scattering three hits and allowing just one run, to lead No. 18 Georgia Tech (26-5) to a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Houston (20-10) on Wednesday at Glenn Field.

Morales led the Yellow Jackets at the plate, going 2-for-3, with two runs batted in and a double. Sophomore Blair Shimandle and senior Daisy Paez added a hit for the Jackets.

The Cougars’ Angel Shamblin (12-5) was the tough-luck loser in the circle, working 6.0 innings, holding Tech to a season-low four hits, two runs and struck out six. She faced the minimum through the first five innings.

Humphreys matched Shamblin in the circle, allowing just a solo home run in the top of the third inning to UH’s Haley Valis. Humphreys ended the game with two strikeouts and walked none for the first time this season.

Senior Caitlin Lever had a career-high 11-game hitting streak snapped as she laced one that the Cougars’ second baseman snagged in the fourth inning to keep Lever off the bases.

Tech scored two runs, on four hits and had no errors, while Houston scored one run, on three hits and had no errors.

The Yellow Jackets will open Atlantic Coast Conference play at Virginia Tech this weekend. Tech and Tech will play two games on Saturday beginning at Noon and a single game on Sunday starting at 1 p.m. All three games can be followed via webcast on ACCSelect at www.ACCSelect.com.

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