ATLANTA (March 28) — Second baseman Ellen Styer belted a one-run triple and rightfielder Kori Jacobson went 3-for-3 while driving in two runs to help lead Georgia Tech (18-21) over Southwest Missouri State (15-13) by the score of 6-2.
Tech head coach Kate Madden thus scored a victory over her alma mater in the Jackets’ first meeting with the Bears.
The Bears jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth as Annie Medico had a two-out double to knock in two runs.
But, Georgia Tech would bounce back as they exploded for six runs behind seven hits in the bottom of the fifth. In that inning, the Jackets received RBI hits from Lindsay Wood, Jamie Frost, Styer and Jacobson.
Freshman pitcher Tiffany Goodman (9-12) received the win for the Jackets as she pitched seven strong innings allowing two runs on seven hits and striking out three. Sarah Nemlowill took the loss for the Bears as she came in in relief and allowed four runs on six hits.
Georgia Tech will face Brown University at 4 p.m. in a single-game contest Wednesday.