Open mobile menu

Softball Fails to Advance Past Pool Play in Buzz Classic

Game 1 Box Score Game 2 Box Score

MARIETTA, Ga. (March 25) – Georgia Tech defeated Tennessee Tech, 5-4, in eight innings in its final game of pool play Saturday night in the Buzz Classic, but the Yellow Jackets did not advance to the bracket portion of the 25-team tournament at the Al Bishop Softball Complex.

Beth Warren scored the winning run on a wild pitch with nobody out in the eighth inning against Tennessee Tech (18-18), which completed a comeback from a 4-0 deficit and improved the Yellow Jackets’ record to 17-21. Anne Knobbe, the ACC’s leading hitter, belted her 14th home run of the season, a two-run blast in the fifth inning, and drove home the game-tying run for Tech in the seventh on a ground out.

Tiffany Goodman (8-12) earned the pitching victory for Tech, while Adrienne Fortmann took the loss. Katie Maroon’s two-run homer in the fourth helped stake the Golden Eagles to a 4-0 lead.

The Yellow Jackets, 2-2 in the tournament, lost to Florida A&M, 4-2, in their third game of pool play Saturday afternoon. Tonya Minick and Kim Browning had RBI singles in the fifth inning for Florida A&M to snap a 2-2 tie. The Rattlers took a 2-0 lead in the first inning before the Jackets tied the game in the fourth on RBI singles from Lindsay Wood (3-for-3) and Susanne Miller.

Amber Alford (12-6) picked up the win after scattering seven hits. Jamie Smith (9-9) took the loss despite allowing just two earned runs in six innings.

The top 12 teams in pool play advanced to the single-elimination bracket portion of the tournament, which began Saturday night and culminates with the championship game at 1 p.m. Sunday. Southwest Missouri State (4-0), East Carolina (4-0), Florida Atlantic (4-0) and Evansville (3-1) earned the top four seeds, with Connecticut, Tennessee Tech, Middle Tennessee State, Florida International, Illinois-Chicago, North Carolina, Maryland and Florida A&M filling out the field.

Georgia Tech returns to action 2 p.m. Tuesday against Brown at Glenn Field.

SATURDAY'S POOL PLAY SCORESPool 1Tennessee Tech 3, College of Charleston 0College of Charleston 3, Marshall 1Florida A&M 4, Georgia Tech 2Florida A&M 4, Marshall 0Georgia Tech 5, Tennessee Tech 4Tennessee Tech (3-1), Florida A&M (3-1) advancePool 2Maryland 4, Mercer 0Southwest Missouri State 8, Harvard 0Maryland 8, Coastal Carolina 3Southwest Missouri State 14, Mercer 3Coastal Carolina 4, Harvard 1Southwest Missouri State (4-0), Maryland (3-1) advancePool 3Evansville 9, Virginia Tech 1Connecticut 2, Georgia State 0North Carolina 5, Virginia Tech 0Connecticut 2, Evansville 0North Carolina 3, Georgia State 2Evansville (3-1), North Carolina (3-1), Connecticut (3-1) advancePool 4Samford 3, Campbell 2Florida International 7, Brown 0East Carolina 5, Samford 0Brown 5, Campbell 4East Carolina 8, Florida International 0East Carolina (4-0), Florida International (3-1) advancePool 5Middle Tennessee State 8, Ohio 0Florida Atlantic 1, Rhode Island 0Illinois-Chicago 8, Ohio 0Middle Tennessee State 6, Rhode Island 0Florida Atlantic 1, Illinois-Chicago 0Florida Atlantic (4-0), Illinois-Chicago (2-2), Middle Tennessee State (2-2) advanceBRACKET SCHEDULEFirst Round, Saturday NightConnecticut vs. Tennessee TechMiddle Tennessee State vs. Florida InternationalIllinois-Chicago vs. North CarolinaMaryland vs. Florida A&MQuarterfinals, Sunday, 9 a.m.Game 1 -- Evansville vs. Connecticut/Tennessee Tech winnerGame 2 -- East Carolina vs. Middle Tennessee/Florida International winnerGame 3 -- Florida Atlantic vs. Illinois-Chicago/North Carolina winnerGame 4 -- Southwest Missouri State vs. Maryland/Florida A&M winnerSemi-finals, Sunday, 11 a.m.Game 1 winner vs. game 2 winnerGame 3 winner vs. game 4 winnerChampionship game, 1 p.m.

RELATED HEADLINES

October 18, 2019 Softball Concludes Fall Season Sunday and Monday

Saturday’s home finale has been moved to Monday at 5 p.m.

Softball Concludes Fall Season Sunday and Monday
October 16, 2019 Buzz Classic Returns in 2020

Georgia Tech softball opens 2020 season with 21st Buzz Classic

Buzz Classic Returns in 2020
Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets