No. 24 Jackets Hold Off Florida State to Win Series, 7-6

April 8, 2007

Box Score

ATLANTA – Junior Whitney Humphreys (16-5) worked 6.0 innings, allowing three hits, two earned runs and struck out two, and junior Aileen Morales went 3-for-4, with three runs scored and two stolen bases, to lead No. 24 Georgia Tech (36-13, 6-6 ACC) to a 7-6 win over Florida State (28-19, 6-6 ACC) on Easter Sunday at Glenn Field.

Sophomore Jennifer Yee finished the game 2-for-4, with two runs batted in, while senior Kristina Hull smashed her career-high seventh home run of the season, going 1-for-3, with two RBIs. Sophomore Whitney Haller drove in two runs for the Jackets, hitting her second triple of the season.

The Yellow Jackets broke through first in the bottom of the first inning as Haller tripled to right center field to plate two runs as Tech led 2-0.

Tech scored two more runs in the bottom of the second inning to increase its lead to four as Yee drove in Morales who reached on a single, stole second base and advanced to third on a passed ball. After an error by the Seminoles, junior Savannah Brown singled up the middle and Haller scored after a second FSU error on a throw to third base as the lead was 4-0 in favor of the Jackets.

Yee drove in her second run of the game in the bottom of the fourth inning as Morales doubled and stole third base as the Jackets led 5-0.

Hull blasted a two-run home run to right field in the bottom of the fifth inning to give the Yellow Jackets a 7-1 lead.

The Seminoles scored two runs in the top of the sixth inning on RBI singles off the bat of Carly Wynn and LaShaun Davis as the Jackets’ lead was cut to four, 7-3.

After the Seminoles put runners on first and third after a Veronica Wootson double and single by Monica Montez in the top of the seventh inning, Humphreys re-entered the game for the Jackets in the circle with no outs and runners on the corner. After a pop out, FSU’s Yuruby Alicart smashed a three-run home run to left field.

After a walk, Humphreys came back to retire the next two batters on pop outs to hold off the Seminoles and give the Jackets the series win.

Tech scored seven runs, on nine hits and had one error, while FSU scored six runs, on eight hits and committed three errors.

The Yellow Jackets will host Western Carolina in a single game on Wednesday, April 11, at Glenn Field. First pitch is slated for 4 p.m.

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