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#52 Samantha Pierannunzi

Samantha Pierannunzi - Softball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Height 5-11
Hometown Suwanee, Ga.
Last School Peachtree Ridge
Year Senior
Samantha Pierannunzi - Softball - Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

• 2015 ACC Academic Honor Roll

As a Senior (2017): Started 48 games in center or right field … Tied for first on the team with a career-best 11 home runs to go along with two triples, 40 hits, four doubles and 33 runs … Led the team with 35 walks … Hit a grand slam against No. 1 Florida State … Slugged .551 and had an on-base percentage of .415 … Drew at least two walks in six games and drew three walks twice … Recorded 10 multiple-hit games and ended the season on an 11-game reached-base streak …  Finished the regular season tied for fourth in the ACC in home runs and third in walks … Blasted two home runs at Georgia State (Feb. 15) and tallied three hits in a game three times.

As a Junior (2016): Started all 55 games in centerfield … Led the team with 29 runs, 29 walks, and 15 stolen bases … Tallied two outfield assists at NC State – throwing two runners out at the plate in the series … Robbed NC State of a home run with a leaping catch at the wall in centerfield – an ACC Must See Moment and #8 on SportsCenter Top 10 the next morning … Had a 14-game reached base streak from Feb. 28-March 18, during that time she hit .395 with 15 hits in 38 at bats, and scored 11 runs with three home runs to go along with 10 walks … Recorded a season-best seven home runs … Tallied three hits in a game twice … Registered nine multiple-hit games.  

As a Sophomore (2015): Led the team with a .306 batting average, 44 hits, eight doubles and three triples … Tied for tops on the team with 26 runs … Tallied four home runs and 17 RBI with 26 walks … Was 5-for-5 on stolen base attempts … Handled all 52 putouts without an error and started all 50 games in centerfield … Walked in all four plate appearances against Mount St. Mary’s (Feb. 22) … Hit two doubles at Notre Dame (March 21) … Tallied 14 multiple-hit games … Went 2-for-3 with three runs, four RBI and a triple against Savannah State (Feb. 21) … Had a 23-game reached-base streak from Feb. 7 – March 14, during which she hit .397 with 20 runs on 25 hits, and hit three doubles, three triples and three home runs with 20 walks.

As a Freshman (2014):
Batted .364 with 24 hits, 12 RBI, and nine runs scored in 29 appearances … Hit three home runs, a triple and five doubles in just 66 at bats for a slugging percentage of .606, second-highest on the team … Started the last nine games of the season in right field, making 20 starts total … Produced an RBI double in her first collegiate at bat vs. Stony Brook (Feb. 21) … Hit a grand slam against North Carolina in game two of a doubleheader sweep, in which she went 3-for-6 with two runs and four RBI (April 12).

High School:A four-year letterwinner and starter at Peachtree Ridge High School … Lefty power hitter who can also slap … Was selected as Offensive Player of the Year at Peachtree Ridge all four years of her career, named Most Valuable Player her senior season and selected as Player of the Year by the Gwinnett Daily Post … Posted career highs in average (.481), home runs (11) and RBI (28) to help lead Peachtree Ridge to Region 7-AAAAAA’s regular season championship and the second round of the Class AAAAAA state playoffs her senior season … Athree-time All-Gwinnett County first team selection and three-time Gwinnett Diamond Club Region 7A first team honoree.

Personal: Born Samantha M Pierannunzi on May 16, 1995 in Lawrenceville, Ga. … Parents are Kenneth and Jeannie Pierannunzi … Sister to Kevin and Michael … Chose Georgia Tech for its academics, future opportunities and the talent of the softball team … Majoring in business administration.


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