April 1, 2010
Head Coach Sharon Perkins Previews Weekend
ATLANTA – The No. 10/7 Georgia Tech Softball team (29-5, 5-1 ACC) continues its season-long 12-game homestand, April 2-3, as Virginia Tech (13-20, 2-4) comes to town for an ACC series. The Yellow Jackets and Hokies will play a doubleheader Friday at mewborn Field beginning at 5 p.m. and then close out the series on Saturday at 1:00. Live video, audio and stats will be available for each game at www.RamblinWreck.com. Saturday’s game will also be broadcast on WREK, 91.1 FM in Atlanta.
The Yellow Jackets are 7-1 at Mewborn Field this year after sweeping Maryland last weekend. Tech has won 12 straight ACC series’ dating back to 2008 and is 12-11 all-time against Virginia Tech. The Jackets won three out of four games from the Hokies last year, including a 14-4 victory in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament.
Redshirt senior Jen Yee continues her impressive season as she ranks second in the nation in batting (.567), first in home runs (18), 10th in RBI (43), second in walks (39), first in slugging percentage (1.267), first in runs (50) and first in on-base percentage (.698). Yee has been intentionally walked 12 times this season, including seven last weekend vs. Maryland. She has reached base safely at least once in all 34 games this year and has not recorded a hit just three times in games where she has at least one official at bat. Yee is also the seventh toughest player in the nation to strikeout as she has fanned just twice in 90 at bats.
Freshman Hope Rush has made 18 starts this year and is 16-3 with a 1.38 ERA in the circle. She has six shutouts this season, 103 strikeouts in 127 innings and a .219 opponent’s batting average.
Sophomore Kelsi Weseman, the reigning ACC Freshman of the Year, has been red hot lately and is now batting .308. She has eight home runs and 30 RBI, which rank fourth and second, respectively. She is also tied for second in the ACC with 50 runs scored.