March 14, 2017
THE FLATS – On a cold and windy afternoon, Georgia Tech softball fell to SEMO, 6-1, on Tuesday at Mewborn Field. The Jackets are back in action when they host Syracuse for three games Friday-Sunday on the ACC Network Extra.
“We faced a very good pitcher that we didn’t make enough of an adjustment on,” head coach Shelly Hoerner said. “She had a great day and I give a lot of credit to their team; they came out and played hard. It wasn’t our day today and we need to have a short term memory and come back and prepare the next two days for Syracuse.”
How It Happened
The Redhawks jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning thanks to a pair of hits. SEMO added two runs in each of the third and fourth innings to take a 6-0 lead.
The Jacket bats warmed up in the fifth as Colleen Darragh broke through for Tech’s first hit of the game. In the sixth inning, Jessica Kowalewicz put Tech on the board with her fourth home run of the year.
Starter Emily Anderson (1-7) suffered the loss, throwing the first two innings with four runs on four hits. Barfield entered the circle in relief and pitched five innings with two runs on two hits and seven strikeouts.
SEMO’s Madeline Krumrey (8-2) threw a complete-game with one run on two hits in the win.
– Barfield’s seven strike outs are a career-high for the freshman
– The Jackets used a different lineup in all 24 games this season
– With Kowalewicz’s home run, the Jackets have hit nine home runs through the last five games
– Chisholm drew a walk to extend a five-game reached base streak
– Sonnon’s walk stretches her reached-base streak to six games
– Darragh’s hit takes her hit streak to four games
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