April 22, 2007
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Junior Whitney Humphreys (19-5) set a career-high with her 19th victory in the circle, working 3.0 innings, allowing just one hit and fanned three, and sophomore Whitney Haller went 3-for-4, with a home run (12), three runs scored and one RBI, to increase No. 22 Georgia Tech’s (44-13, 11-6 ACC) winning streak to a season-high 10 games with a 12-0 five-inning victory over Atlantic Coast Conference foe Boston College (9-21, 2-12 ACC) on Sunday at Shea Field.
The Yellow Jackets broke the ACC single season record with 76 home runs on the year, after smashing four today and nine on the weekend. Junior Savannah Brown and sophomore Jennifer Yee increased their hitting streaks to 10 and nine games, respectively. Brown finished 2-for-2, with a home run (15) and two RBIs, while Yee went 2-for-3, with a home run (8) and three RBIs.
Junior Brittany Barnes smashed her team-leading 16th home run of the season, driving in three runs, while junior Aileen Morales chipped in with a 2-for-3 effort, scoring two runs for the Jackets. Sophomore Blair Shimandle also drove in two runs for the Jackets, hitting a two-run double.
Sophomore Lacey Richardson tossed the final 2.0 innings, allowing just one hit and struck out three for the Yellow Jackets.
The Jackets took an early 5-0 lead in the top of the first inning, highlighted by back-to-back home runs by Yee and Haller and a two-run double off the center field fence by Shimandle as the Jackets batted around in the inning.
Tech used the long ball again in the second inning with four more runs, courtesy of two-run home runs by Brown and Barnes as the lead increased to nine runs.
The Rambling Wreck continued to add to their lead with three more in the third inning, as Yee, senior Caitlin Lever and Barnes each drove in runs as the lead was 12-0.
Tech scored 12 runs, on 13 hits and committed one error, while BC had no runs, two hits and had one error.
The Yellow Jackets will travel across town to face in-state rival Georgia State on Wednesday, April 25. The non-conference doubleheader will start at 4 p.m. and will be in Panthersville, Ga., at Bob Heck Field. All Tech games can be followed on www.ramblinwreck.com.