April 7, 2007
ATLANTA – Junior Savannah Brown went 3-for-3, with a school record three home runs (12) and drove in six runs, and junior Whitney Humphreys (15-5) tossed her 10th complete game of the season, throwing 6.0 strong innings, allowing just two hits, one run and struck out five, to lead No. 24 Georgia Tech (35-13, 5-6 ACC) to a split with Florida State (28-18, 6-5 ACC), 0-8 and 9-1 (6), on Saturday at Glenn Field.
Sophomore Tiffany Johnson (14-6) took the loss in the opener, working 2.2 innings, allowing seven hits, seven runs, six earned runs and struck out five. Senior Sarah Wood tossed the final 4.1 innings, limiting the Seminoles to two hits, one run and fanned seven.
In game one, the Seminoles jumped in front early in the top of the first inning as Veronica Wootson led off with a home run to left field and FSU laid down two bunts to push an unearned run across on a misplay at first base by the Tech second baseman as the Jackets trailed 2-0.
Wootson struck again in the top of the second inning with a two-run home run to center field to give the Seminoles a 4-0 lead.
FSU pushed four runs across in the top of the third inning, highlighted by a two-run triple by LaShaun Davis as the `Noles increased their lead to seven, 7-0.
Tech had no runs, three hits and committed one error, while FSU scored eight runs, on nine hits and had no errors.
In game two, the Jackets struck for three in the bottom of the first inning, courtesy of a RBI double by Haller and a two-run home run by Brown.
Brown smashed her second home run of the game in the bottom of the third inning, a three-run shot to left field as the lead went to 7-0.
The Seminoles cracked the scoreboard in the top of the fourth inning as Monica Montez homered to right field as the lead was cut to six, 7-1.
Brown broke a school record in the bottom of the fifth inning with her third home run of the game, a blast to right field to extend the Jackets’ lead to seven, 8-1.
The Yellow Jackets’ ended the game in the bottom of the sixth inning courtesy of a FSU error and a RBI single by Haller to give Tech a 9-1 win.
The Jackets scored nine runs, on 10 hits and had no errors, while the Seminoles scored one run, on two hits and committed three errors.
The final game of the three-game Atlantic Coast Conference series between Georgia Tech and Florida State will be on Easter Sunday at 1 p.m. The game can be followed via live stats on www.ramblinwreck.com.