April 11, 2014
|Georgia Tech Softball|
|Game 36||Tech vs. North Carolina, Saturday, April 12 – 1 p.m.|
|Game 37||Tech vs. North Carolina, Saturday, April 12 – 3 p.m.|
|Game 38||Tech vs. North Carolina, Sunday, April 13 – 1 p.m.|
|TV – ESPN3||Saturday (1) | Saturday (2) | Sunday|
|Live Stats||Saturday (1) | Saturday (2) | Sunday|
THE FLATS – The Georgia Tech softball team (19-16, 8-11 ACC) welcomes North Carolina (21-18, 12-7) for a three-game series this weekend on ESPN3. The Jackets and Tar Heels square off on Saturday for a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. Tech will honor its four seniors prior to the start of game one. The series finale is set for Sunday at 1 p.m.
Fans are encouraged to park in the McCamish Lot, and on Eighth and Fowler Streets.
The Jackets are batting .299 on the season, which is third in the ACC, and six Yellow Jackets are hitting above .300 led by freshman Kanani Cabrales’ .380 average.
Tech leads the league with 54 stolen bases and senior Hayley Downs leads the team, swiping 18 bases on 19 tries. On the opposite side of that, senior catcher Alysha Rudnik has caught stealing an ACC-leading 10 runners.
The Jackets rank in the top 50 nationally in six individual categories. Downs is No. 5 in the nation in sacrifice bunts per game (0.38) and No. 44 in stolen bases per game (0.53). Ashley Thomas is No. 38 in runs per game (1.00), while Alysha Rudnik is No. 29 in sacrifice flies (3).
Junior Chelsie Thomas is No. 18 nationally and first in the league as the toughest player to strike out, averaging 36.0 at bats between strikeouts. Maddie Lionberger is No. 38 in the nation with three triples on the season.
Saturday marks the 64th meeting between the two series. Georgia Tech holds a narrow edge over the Tar Heels in the all-time series, 32-31. Last season, the Jackets and Tar Heels met in Chapel Hill and in the first round of the ACC Tournament, where the Heels bounced Georgia Tech, 6-2.