April 3, 2011
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Freshman Lindsey Anderson tossed a two-hit shutout and got out of a bases loaded jam in the seventh inning as the No. 25/24 Georgia Tech softball team (31-6, 6-0 ACC) beat Maryland (22-12, 2-3), 2-0, Sunday afternoon to complete the weekend sweep. Junior Jessica Sinclair hit a two-run home run in the second inning and that was the Yellow Jackets’ only hit of the game.
Anderson took a no-hitter into the seventh inning but saw Vangie Galindo single off her leg on the first pitch of the inning. Later in the inning with two outs, Anderson gave up a single to Kerry Hickey and then walked Nikki Maier to load the bases but got Kathy McLaughlin to ground out to junior Kelsi Weseman at shortstop and end the game.
It was the first complete-game shutout for Anderson in her career as she improved to 5-0 on the season. She ended up allowing two hits, walked two and struck out four as she threw just 80 pitches.
The Yellow Jackets struck first in the second inning. After senior Kristine Priebe led off with a walk, she came around to score on the 10th home run of the season off the bat of junior Jessica Sinclair. Sinclair’s line-drive, two-run homer over the fence in right-center put Tech up 2-0.
Tech had a chance to add to its lead in the fourth inning, but Maryland pitcher Kendra Knight struck out junior Danielle Dike and redshirt junior Caroline Hilton, a couple of pinch hitters, with runners at second and third and one out.
Anderson retired the first 11 batters of the game before walking Bree Hanafin with two outs in the fourth inning after getting ahead 0-2 in the count. She came back to get the next batter, Lexi Carroll, on a soft pop up to first base and end the inning.
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