March 1, 2011
PANTHERSVILLE, Ga. – Behind a two-hit shutout from senior Kristen Adkins, the Georgia Tech Softball team (8-4) defeated Georgia State (7-10), 3-0, Tuesday evening at Bob Heck Field. Adkins struck out a career-high 10 batters and walked just one in her second shutout of the season.
Senior Kristine Priebe hit her team-high fourth home run of the season and juniors Shannon Bear and Kelsi Weseman also added RBI in the game. Seven of the nine starters for the Yellow Jackets had a hit in the game which snapped their three-game losing streak, the longest since 2009.
Georgia Tech scored the game’s first run in the top of the second inning without recording a hit. Sophomore Hope Rush reached on an error and then sophomore pinch runner Kelly Delashmit stole second base and went to third when the throw by catcher Maddy Stanton was kicked into left field. After GSU pitcher McCall Langford got one out, a sacrifice fly by junior Shannon Bear drove in Delashmit with the game’s first run.
Jessica Clifton led off the fourth inning with a single through the left side for Georgia State’s first hit and base runner of the game, but Adkins was able to work out of a two-on and two-out jam later in the inning.
With one out in the top of the sixth inning, senior Kristine Priebe hit an opposite field solo home run, her fourth of the year, to put Tech up 2-0 and knock Langford out of the game. Kaitlyn Medlam came in and retired two of the next three batters but Adkins now had a 2-0 lead heading to the bottom of the sixth inning.
After Adkins struck out the side in the sixth, a RBI single by junior Kelsi Weseman made it a 3-0 game in favor of the Yellow Jackets heading to the bottom of the seventh.
The Yellow Jackets will host Niagara tomorrow at 5 p.m. in the 2011 home opener at Mewborn Field. Admission is free. If you can’t make it out, live stats, audio and video is available at www.RamblinWreck.com.
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