Feb. 11, 2012
TEMPE, Ariz. – A 2-0 first inning lead was too much to overcome for the Georgia Tech softball team as they earned their first loss of the season, falling to San Diego State 3-2 on Saturday night.
Tech (3-1) got on the board for the first time in the top of the fifth inning as Kate Kuzma scored on an Ashley Thomas single to the shortstop. Thomas was one of six Jackets to record a hit during the game.
Hope Rush earned her first loss of the year allowing just three earned runs and six hits in six innings of work. The junior ace also sat down five Aztec batters by way of the k.
San Diego State (3-2) was the first to get on the board tallying two runs in the bottom of the first inning. Tech finally got on the board in the top of the fifth on the Thomas single, but SDSU responded in the bottom half of the frame by adding a run of their own.
Tech started to rally in the sixth inning and Kelsi Weseman led things off with a single to left, but was erased on the next play thanks to a fielder’s choice which put Rudnik on first base. Rush grounded out to short stop advancing Rudnik to second and the sophomore came around to score on a single to centerfield by Shannon Bear. But that would be it for the Jackets for the rest of the game as they came up just short for the first time in 2012.
The Jackets will round out their time at the Kajakawa Classic on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. when they meet up with No. 20/21 Nebraska who is currently 3-2 on the year and are coming off of an 11-3, six inning loss to Oregon State.
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