April 14, 2007
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Junior Savannah Brown hit two home runs (14), including a grand slam in the nightcap, and drove in six runs, and senior Sarah Wood (6-1) tossed her third complete game of the season in game two, scattering six hits and two runs, to lead No. 24 Georgia Tech (39-13, 8-6 ACC) to a sweep over Maryland (24-17, 4-7 ACC), 7-3 and 7-2, on Saturday at Robert E. Taylor Stadium.
Junior Whitney Humphreys (17-5) tossed her ninth complete game of the season, allowing six hits, three runs, two earned runs and fanned three. Junior Brittany Barnes homered (13) in the opener, driving in two runs, while sophomore Jennifer Yee also drove in two runs.
Sophomore Whitney Haller tied a single game school record with three walks in game two, finishing the day 0-for-1, with four walks, two hit-by-pitches and one RBI. Yee went 2-for-3 in the nightcap to pace the Jackets offensively.
In game one, the Terrapins scored an unearned run in the bottom of the first inning as Jenny Belak walked, stole second base and advanced to third base on a throwing error by the catcher. Stacey Jennings then singled to right field as the Jackets trailed, 1-0.
UMD’s Lindsey Ubrun homered to right field in the bottom of the second inning to give the Terps a 2-0 lead after two innings of action.
Tech broke through with a run in the top of the third inning as Yee grounded out to second base to plate junior Aileen Morales who reached on a single, stole second base and moved to third on a throwing error by the catcher as UMD led 2-1.
The Jackets took the lead in the top of the fourth inning as Barnes smashed a two-run home run to center field as Tech led Maryland, 3-2.
Ubrun tied the game for the Terps in the bottom of the fourth inning with her second home run of the game, fourth of the season, as the game advanced to the fifth inning all square at 3-3.
Brown continued to be hot for the Jackets, this time coming through with a two-run blast to left field, her 13th of the season, to give Tech a 5-3 lead.
Yee and Haller each drove in runs for the Rambling Wreck in the top of the sixth inning to increase their lead to four runs, 7-3.
Tech scored seven runs, on nine hits and committed two errors, while UMD scored three runs, on five hits and had two errors.
In game two, the Jackets scored two runs on consecutive wild pitches after singles by Morales and Yee to put runners at second and third as Tech led 2-0 after one inning of play.
Brown smashed a grand slam, her second home run of the day, in the top of the fourth inning to give the Yellow Jackets a 6-0 lead.
Morales drove in the seventh run for the Jackets in the top of the sixth inning on a sacrifice fly to left field as Tech led by seven, 7-0.
The Terps got on the board in the bottom of the sixth inning as Sarde Stewart grounded into a fielder’s choice with the bases loaded as Tech led 7-1.
Ubrun drove in the final run of game for the Terrapins in the bottom of the seventh inning as the Jackets went on to win by five, 7-2.
Tech scored seven runs, on eight hits and had no errors, while the Terps scored two runs, on seven hits and had one error.
The Jackets and Terps will wrap-up the ACC series on Sunday at Noon. The game can be followed via live stats on www.ramblinwreck.com.