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No. 22/25 Softball Begins Busy Week At Georgia State On Tuesday

Feb. 28, 2011

ATLANTA – After a nearly a week off, the No. 22/25 Georgia Tech Softball team (7-4) will play seven games over the next six days beginning Tuesday at Georgia State (7-9). First pitch from Panthersville is set for 5 p.m. and live audio and stats are available as always at www.RamblinWreck.com.

It will then be a quick turn-around as the Yellow Jackets host Niagara on Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the 2011 home opener at Mewborn Field. Admission is free but if you can’t make it out, follow along with live video, audio and stats at www.RamblinWreck.com.

This weekend, Tech hosts the 19th annual Buzz Classic at the Twin Creeks Complex in Woodstock, Ga. Action begins on Friday and Saturday at 11 am and wraps up Sunday at 9 a.m. with five games going on at most of the time slots. There will be 21 teams total in this year’s field. Tech will play Jacksonville State, Boston University, Western Kentucky, Penn State and Massachusetts over the three days. For a complete schedule, ticket information and directions, visit Buzz Classic Tournament Central.

The Yellow Jackets will be looking to snap a three-game losing streak on Tuesday, its longest skid since 2009. Tech has hit .313 as a team this year but stranded 85 runners on base and it batting just .257 with runners on base, .188 with the bases loaded and .231 with runners in scoring position.

Hope Rush leads the way offensively as she it batting .409 with a home run and six RBI. Christy Jones is also over .400 as she is hitting .406. Seven players in the Tech starting lineup are batting at least .296. Kelsi Weseman and Kristine Priebe lead the way with three home runs apiece and have combined for 17 RBI. Alysha Rudnik and Danielle Dike have two round-trippers apiece.

Kristen Adkins (1.15 ERA) and Hope Rush (1.77) are each 3-2 in the circle and have throw 30.1 and 31.2 innings, respectively. Adkins leads the way with 33 strikeouts. Tech pitchers have combined for 47 walks in 71.2 innings pitched on the young season.

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