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Tech Caps Road Stint at UAB

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech softball (27-12, 8-10 ACC) will hit the road for its seventh straight contest away from home, heading to UAB (21-15, 9-3 C-USA) for a midweek tilt on Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET at Mary Bowers Field in Birmingham, Ala.

Game Information

Wednesday, April 13 @ 6 p.m. ET

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TV

The game will be broadcast live on ESPN+.

Storylines

  • Georgia Tech has outscored its opponents 234-143 to date.
  • Tech got off to a 15-2 start on the year, the best for the program in 12 years. The 2010 Yellow Jackets started off 20-2 on the way to regular season and ACC tournament titles, making an NCAA regional appearance.
  • The White and Gold won their first 11 straight home games, tying the 1991 Yellow Jackets for the best home start in program history.
  • Georgia Tech recently won nine straight games, including six in ACC play, for the program’s highest win streak since claiming 12 straight in 2012.
  • The White and Gold have won three ACC series, topping Louisville, claiming their first ACC series sweep of the season against Syracuse and taking two of three over Boston College.
  • The Jackets most recently downed the Eagles, picking up their second extra-inning victory of the season with a 3-1 triumph in 11 innings in game one. The 11 innings marked Tech’s second longest game of the year.
  • In game two against Boston College, the White and Gold piled up a season-high 16 hits on their way to their eighth mercy-rule victory on the year, 14-2 in five innings. The 14 runs were the second highest tally of the season for Tech.
  • Georgia Tech owns three walk-off victories this season over Penn State, Dartmouth and Syracuse (excluding by way of mercy-rule).
  • The Yellow Jackets have won eight games by mercy rule this season, including seven in just five innings.
  • The White and Gold are 5-0 against in-state opponents this season after defeating Mercer, Georgia State, Georgia and Kennesaw State twice.
  • Tech is undefeated at 22-0 when holding opponents to two runs or less.
  • The Jackets are 21-5 when scoring first and 22-4 when out hitting opponents.
  • Tech owns a 19-2 record against nonconference opponents as well as a 17-6 record in all home contests.
  • The Yellow Jackets tout six wins tallying double digit runs on the year.
  • Georgia Tech claimed its second ranked victory of the year in its series opener against No. 25 Notre Dame, using a four-run rally in the top of the seventh to come out on top, 9-8. The two ranked wins mark the most for the program in a single season since 2015.
  • The victory marked the Jackets’ first road victory over the Fighting Irish in the history of the series. Tech also tallied 34 runs in the series, the most in a single series this season.
  • Junior hurler Chandler Dennis recently put together a 4-0 week that resulted in ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week honors. She now owns 10 wins on the year.
  • Georgia Tech picked up its first ranked win of the season over then No. 16 Georgia. Previously, the most recent ranked win for the Jackets came a season ago, downing No. 15 Virginia Tech on the road.
  • Tech owns 66 ranked wins all time, including six top-10 triumphs, two top-five victories and one top-three win in the history of the program.
  • Junior designated player Caroline Davis belted Tech’s second grand slam of the year against the Bulldogs following graduate slugger Tricia Awald’s same feat against Villanova (Feb. 12). The grand slam marked Davis’ first of her career as she’s tied for the team lead with six dingers this season and seven through her career.
  • Awald has gotten a hit in 27 games and reached base in Tech’s first 19 games this season. She’s reached in 36 of the Jackets’ 39 games on the year.
  • Junior Blake Neleman tossed a career-high 13 strikeouts in the season opener against Saint Joseph’s, fanning 12 of the 13 batters on the way to a complete game win. Neleman nearly matched that total against Mississippi State with 12 punchouts in another complete game win over Mississippi State and recently hurled nine straight innings against Boston College, sitting down 10 batters as Tech came out on top in extras.
  • With five strikeouts in game two against Louisville, Neleman surpassed 300 career punchouts as well as her previous career high of 111 sit downs in a season. She owns 149 total this season and 337 throughout her career.
  • Neleman owns eight complete game wins, two shutouts and an 11-6 record with two saves in 29 appearances on the year.
  • The Jackets are currently among the nation’s most efficient at the plate and near the top of the league in multiple categories – 14th in the land and second in the league in on-base percentage (0.410), third in the NCAA and second in the ACC in walks (181) and 31st in the country and top five in the conference in doubles on the season (55).
  • Awald is among the nation’s best at the dish, currently sixth in the country and leading the conference in on-base percentage (.592) while sitting atop the nation in walks per game (1.08). Similarly, she’s been dinged the third most times in the league with a 0.26 average of getting hit by pitches per game.
  • Already Georgia Tech’s program leader in career walks with 159 to date, Awald moved up to third in Tech history in walks in a season over the weekend with 42 this year.
  • Junior catcher Emma Kauf has excelled in hits for extra bases, sitting in third in the NCAA and atop the ACC in doubles (15). She’s also third in the conference and top 25 across the land in hits (50) and fourth in the league total bases (85), leading the squad in both.
  • Behind the dish, Kauf has made opponents pay for attempting to swipe a bag as she’s second in the conference and 26th in the country catching 10 runners stealing this season.
  • To date, Neleman is 28th in the country and second in the conference in strikeouts (149) while leading the ACC in innings pitched (126 2/3).

Series Notes

  • Georgia Tech leads UAB 4-1 in the all-time series.
  • The Yellow Jackets claimed the first four contests between the two, winning the first three in 2005 before another victory in 2011.
  • The White and Gold own a 2-1 advantage at home while taking the lone game on the road and the only neutral contest of the series.

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