Feb. 22, 2017
THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech softball team (3-8) fell to Jacksonville State (9-1) on Wednesday evening, 7-1, at Mewborn Field. The Jackets are back in action Friday-Sunday when they welcome Omaha, Radford and Illinois for the I-75 Classic.
“We saw two very good pitchers today,” head coach Shelly Hoerner said. “We need to make quicker adjustments at the plate. I’d like to see our pitchers getting ahead on batters quicker so we can pitch our game. It’s a long season, and we have to keep trusting the process and keep improving.”
How It Happened
Jacksonville State scored first in the opening frame, and then was held scoreless for the next three innings by Tech starter Emily Anderson.
The Gamecocks’ bats warmed up in the fifth and sixth innings when they scored two and four runs, respectively, to take a 7-0 lead.
Tech got on the board in the sixth inning. Kelsey Chisholm smoked a leadoff single and Draven Sonnon followed with a double to right center. Jacksonville State made a pitching change, but Jessica Kowalewicz managed a sacrifice fly to plate Chisholm.
Anderson (0-3) was pegged with the loss, throwing 4.0 innings with one run on two hits and six strikeouts. She was relieved by Brooke Barfield who threw 1.1 innings with four runs on three hits and Jenna Goodrich pitched the remaining 1.2 innings with two runs on four hits.
Jacksonville State’s Taylor West (4-0) earned the win, throwing five innings with one run on two hits. Whitney Gillespie threw the remaining two innings and allowed a hit.
– Kendall Chadwick, Chisholm and Sonnon each had hits
– The Jackets turned their ACC-leading seventh double play of the season
– Jessica Kowalewicz tallied her fourth sacrifice hit of the season and stole a base
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