March 13, 2005
ATLANTA – Jessica Sallinger threw a complete shutout to power No. 19 Georgia Tech softball to a 4-0 victory over North Carolina. With the victory, the Yellow Jackets improved to 23-6 (2-1 ACC) on the season while the Tar Heels fell to 16-9 (2-4 ACC) on the season.
Sallinger was once again strong in the circle for the Jackets. The senior from Kennesaw, Ga. allowed no runs on three hits, striking out seven and allowing no walks. With the win Sallinger improves to 12-4 on the season.
Georgia Tech broke a scoreless tie in the second inning as Katie Donovan doubled to right center field to lead off the inning. Donovan reached third after a wild pitch by the Carolina pitcher. Kirin Kumar had an RBI groundout to the short stop to plate Donovan.
Amy Hosier led off the fourth inning with her second homerun of the season. With a 2-0 count, Hosier drove the ball deep over the right field fence to give the Jackets a 2-0 lead.
In the sixth inning, the Jackets added two insurance runs. Hosier singled to second base and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Donovan reached on a throwing error by the pitcher advancing to second on the play scoring Hosier. Donovan advanced to third on a passed ball. Kacey Ivey put down a sacrifice bunt to score Donovan.
The Yellow Jackets will return to action on Friday, March 18 when the Rambling Wreck will face Charleston Southern and Kent State on the opening day of the UCF Tournament. Tech will compete in the UCF Tournament in Orlando, Fla., March 18-20 before heading Stetson for a game on March 22.