April 18, 2007
ATLANTA – Junior Whitney Humphreys (17-5) threw 5.0 scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and fanned four in the opener, and junior Brittany Barnes homered twice on the day to push her season total to 14 and drove in four runs, to lead No. 22 Georgia Tech (41-13) past Kennesaw State (35-17), 5-0 and 8-0 (5), on Wednesday at Glenn Field.
Senior Kristina Hull homered in game one and drove in three runs on the afternoon. Senior Sarah Wood (7-1) worked 4.0 scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and fanned one in the nightcap. Sophomore Jennifer Yee finished game two 2-for-2, with a home run (6) and one RBI. Fellow sophomore Whitney Haller was a perfect 3-for-3, with two RBIs and one run scored.
Sophomore Tiffany Johnson recorded her second save of the season, tossing the final 2.0 innings, limiting the Owls to just one hit and struck out four. Sophomore Lacey Richardson worked the final inning of game two, allowing one hit and struck out one.
In game one, Barnes put the Jackets ahead in the bottom of the second inning on a solo home run to left field, her 13th of the season.
Hull connected on her eighth home run of the season in the bottom of the fifth inning to give the Jackets a 2-0 lead.
The Jackets added three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning as junior Savannah Brown and Barnes drove in runs as Tech took a 5-0 lead into the seventh inning.
Tech scored five runs, on seven hits and had no errors, while KSU had no runs, three hits and committed one error.
In game two, the Jackets scored a run in the bottom of the first inning courtesy of a blast to right field by Yee, her sixth of the season, to take an early 1-0 lead.
The Yellow Jackets pushed six runs across in the bottom of the third inning, highlighted by a two-run double by Hull and a two-run home run by Barnes as the Jackets were staked to a 7-0 lead after three innings of play.
Tech tacked on another run in the bottom of the fourth inning on a RBI single to center field by Haller to increase the lead to eight, 8-0.
The Jackets scored eight runs, on eight hits and had no errors, while KSU had three hits and made no errors.
The Yellow Jackets will hit the road for the second consecutive weekend as they travel to Boston College for a three-game ACC series. Tech stands at 8-6 in league play, while BC is 2-9 in the ACC. All three games can be followed on www.ramblinwreck.com.