March 18, 2016
TAMPA, Fla. – The Georgia Tech softball team (10-15) fell, 8-0 in five innings, to the USF Bulls (23-9) in the night cap Friday at the USF Softball Stadium.
How It Happened
The Bulls broke the ice with two runs on two hits in the bottom of the opening stanza. USF scored a run in each of the second and third innings, and put up a four-spot in the bottom of the fourth to take the 8-0 lead.
Six different Yellow Jackets had Georgia Tech’s six hits, but the Jackets couldn’t cash runners in, leaving seven aboard.
Jenna Goodrich (3-6) suffered the loss. USF’s Erica Nunn (12-5) earned the win and Susan Wysocki earned her first save of the season.
“I thought we hit the ball well,” head coach Shelly Hoerner said. “We made adjustments at the plate, but we’ve got to string hits together. We need to get better at that and we will. We played a tough USF team. They are very well coached, and they made things happen on the base baths and took advantage of a couple mistakes we made. We’ve got a short-term memory. We’ll get some rest and come back for two games tomorrow.”
Georgia Tech plays two games Saturday on day two of the USF Clearwater Spring Break Tournament. The Jackets take on Hartford at 11:45 a.m., followed by a 2:15 p.m. matchup against LIU Brooklyn.