Feb. 12, 2005
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Sophomore Sarah Wood (2-0) threw a complete-game shutout in the opener and junior Christine Sheridan went 4-for-4 in the nightcap to lead No. 20 Georgia Tech (7-0) over Bethune-Cookman (6-3), 4-0, and Florida Atlantic (1-9), 10-4, at the FAU Worth Invitational on Saturday night.
In game one, Junior Amy Hosier drove in the first run of the game in the second inning on a sacrifice fly to right field to score freshman Savannah Brown who led off the inning with a base hit to left field.
With two outs in the seventh inning, the Jackets scored three runs on two hits to extend the lead to 4-0. Freshman Aileen Morales singled through the left side of the infield to plate Hosier who reached on an infield single for the first run. Sophomore Caitlin Lever followed with a triple down the right-field line to plate senior Kirin Kumar and Morales for the final runs of the game.
Wood allowed just two hits and struck out two for her second win of the season. Lever and Brown led the offensive attack for the Jackets. Lever went 2-for-4, with a triple and two runs batted in, while Brown finished 2-for-3, with a double.
Tech scored four runs, on nine hits and committed one error, while BCC had no runs, two hits and had one error.
In the nightcap, Tech grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Brown, driving in Lever who reached on a fielder’s choice.
Tech tallied four runs in the second inning as Lever singled up the middle to score Kumar, Morales and freshman Kacey Ivey. Junior Christine Sheridan then singled to right field to plate Lever as the Jackets took a 5-1 advantage.
FAU’s Lauren Crandall connected on a two-out three-run homer to left field to bring the Owls within one, 5-4. Tech answered with a pair of runs in the bottom half of the inning as Morales drove in a run and the Jackets pulled off a double steal with Kumar and Sheridan to jump out in front by three, 7-4, after four innings of play.
Hosier and Kumar hit consecutive doubles for Tech in the bottom of the fifth inning to tally three more runs and increased the lead to six runs, 10-4.
Senior Jessica Sallinger struck out a season-high 14 batters in the game to improve to 4-0 this season. Lever finished 1-for-3 with three runs batted in, while Hosier and Kumar went 2-for-2, each with a double, along with two and one RBI, respectively. Sheridan became the 23rd Yellow Jacket to post four hits in a game, tying a school record.
The Rambling Wreck scored 10 runs on 12 hits and committed one error, while FAU scored four runs on three hits and tallied two errors.
Tech will face BCC in the championship game of the tournament at 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. The Jackets will try and start 8-0 for the first time since the 1991 season.