April 25, 2007
PANTHERSVILLE, Ga. – Junior Stephanie Butler went 3-for-3, with one RBI in the opener, and Tiffany Johnson (16-6) came into the game in relief in both games, recording a win and a save, throwing 5.1 innings, allowing just two hits and striking out 10, to lead No. 20 Georgia Tech (46-13) to a sweep over Georgia State (28-26), 6-2 and 4-1, on Wednesday at Bob Heck Field.
The Yellow Jackets extend their winning streak to a season-high 12 games, and will look to tie the school record of 13 this Friday against Virginia.
Sophomore Jennifer Yee extended her hitting streak to 11 games, going 2-for-7 on the day, with two RBIs. Sophomore Whitney Haller smashed her 13th home run of the season, and senior Caitlin Lever drove one over the right-center field fence for her ninth dinger of the season, in the nightcap.
Junior Aileen Morales went 3-for-7, with two runs scored, tying the school record of 63 in a season. She tacked on three stolen bases in the doubleheader.
Junior Whitney Humphreys (20-5) won her sixth straight decision in the circle, tossing 5.0 innings, scattering five hits, allowing two earned runs and struck out four. Johnson tossed the final 2.0 innings, holding the Panthers hitless, striking out four, en route to her third save of the season.
In game one, the Jackets scored the game’s first run in the top of the second inning as junior Stephanie Butler singled to left field with two outs to plate Lever who reached on a walk, stole second base and advanced to third on a ground out.
The Panthers took the lead in the bottom of the third inning on a two-out blooper to center field off the bat of Rachel Cunningham with the bases loaded as Tech went down by a score of 2-1 after three innings of play.
The Yellow Jackets pushed four runs across in the top of the fourth inning as Morales singled in a run, Yee drove in a run and Haller drove in two runs as Tech regained the lead, 5-2.
The Jackets tacked on the final run of the game in seventh inning as GSU shortstop misplayed a ground ball to allow Lever to score as Tech went on to win 6-2.
Tech scored six runs, on 11 hits and had no errors, while GSU scored two runs, on five hits and committed two errors.
In game two, the Panthers struck first in the second inning on a wild pitch with runners on second and third as the Jackets trailed 1-0.
The Jackets banged in four runs in the sixth inning, highlighted by home runs by Haller and Lever as Tech took its first lead of the game, 4-1.
Tech scored four runs, on seven hits and committed one error, while GSU scored one run, on four hits and had no errors.
The Jackets will wrap-up Atlantic Coast Conference play this Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, in Charlottesville, Va. Tech and Virginia will play two games on Friday, starting at 3 p.m., and a single game on Saturday at 1 p.m. All three games can be followed via live stats.