April 28, 2010
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – No. 4/4 Alabama (40-9) scored in every inning and defeated No. 9/7 Georgia Tech (43-9), 13-1 in five innings, Wednesday night at the Alabama Softball Complex. Junior Kristine Priebe had a RBI double to account for the Yellow Jackets’ only run.
Freshman Hope Rush (24-6) took the loss as she was charged with five earned runs in just one-plus inning of work. It was the shortest start of her career. Rush allowed three hits, walked four and struck out one. Sophomore Jessica Coan went the rest of the way for Georgia Tech and was charged with eight runs (six earned) on nine hits and five walks. She also fanned five batters.
Junior Christy Jones had the only other hit off Alabama starter Kelsi Dunne (21-4). Dunne gave up one earned run on two hits. She walked one and fanned eight.
Alabama pounded out 12 hits on the night. Charlotte Morgan got the Crimson Tide going in the first inning with a two-run triple and then they broke the game open with a five-run second inning. The big blow was a three-run home run by Amanda Locke.
Alabama went on to add three more runs in the third and two in the fourth to cruise to the win.
Tech’s lone run came in the fourth inning. Sophomore Kelsi Weseman led off with a walk and scored all the way from first base on a RBI double by Priebe to the wall in left-center field. Priebe.
Georgia Tech closes out the regular season this weekend in Raleigh, N.C. against NC State. The Yellow Jackets and Wolfpack will play a doubleheader at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 1 and then close out the series the following day with a single game at 1 p.m. Tech has won an ACC record 16 straight series’ in league play heading into this weekend. Live audio and stats for all three games will be available at www.RamblinWreck.com.