April 17, 2007
ATLANTA – The No. 22 Georgia Tech softball team (39-13) will try and extend its winning streak to seven games on Wednesday as they host in-state rival Kennesaw State (35-15) for a non-conference doubleheader. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. and can be followed on www.ramblinwreck.com.
The Yellow Jackets picked up their first win against the Owls this season, 8-2, in the KSU Invitational, on Feb. 18. KSU leads the overall series, 3-1.
Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year candidate Caitlin Lever continues to have one of the most impressive seasons in Jackets’ history. Lever, a senior from Amherst, N.Y., is fifth in the nation with a .494 batting average and leads the ACC, along with a .559 on base percentage. She has an ACC leading 17 doubles, and has smacked eight home runs and has driven in 52 runs.
In the circle, Whitney Humphreys leads the way with a record of 17-5. The Shady Spring, W. Va., native has a 2.58 earned run average and has fanned a career-high 101 batters this year.
Keri McKee leads the Owls with a .414 batting average. She has 18 doubles, two home runs and has driven in 27 runs for KSU. Brittany Matthews, who Tech scored five earned runs on in 4.1 innings last time they met, leads the way with a record of 17-3 and a team-low 2.02 ERA. She also has 192 strikeouts in 152.1 innings pitched.
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.