April 28, 2018
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech softball (26-23, 11-9 ACC) dropped the second game of the series to Virginia Tech (21-28, 7-15 ACC) on Saturday afternoon, 5-1, at Mewborn Field to tie the series.
Head coach Aileen Morales says:
“Momentum is the result of a competitive mindset in all aspects. Unfortunately we did not carry the momentum from last night’s win into today. We didn’t pitch or hit well and that’s why we weren’t able to pull out a victory. Tomorrow we have an opportunity to fight for another series win.”
How it happened:
The Hokies struck first again, sending a two-run homer over left field off sophomore Brooke Barfield to take the 2-0 lead in the first.
The Jackets made a pitching change in the top of the third and freshman Naomi Dickerson entered the circle for the Jackets with the Jackets still trailing 2-0. Dickerson held the score at 2-0 heading into the top of the fourth. Dickerson gave up three solo home runs in the top of the fourth, giving Virginia Tech the 5-0 advantage.
Barfield came back into the game in the top of the sixth and held the Hokies at five runs. Trailing 5-0 in the top of the seventh, sophomore Crosby Huckabay hit a lead-off dinger off the scoreboard in left field, her seventh of the season, to break the shutout and get the Jackets on the board. That proved to be the only run for the Jackets as they fell 5-1.
The Jackets play their final regular-season home game on Sunday in the series finale against Virginia Tech. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m. on ACC Network Extra.