April 9, 2017
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech softball (12-27, 5-10 ACC) fell, 3-0, to NC State (14-25, 8-4) in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at Mewborn Field.
How it Happened
NC State used two hits to get on the board with a run in the opening stanza. The Wolfpack capitalized on a Yellow Jacket error and a hit by pitch in the second inning to tack on a pair of runs for the 3-0 lead.
From there, pitcher Emily Anderson and the Georgia Tech defense didn’t allow a run to score.
Tech out-hit NC State 4-3 with singles by Draven Sonnon, Kaylee Ellebracht, Malea Bell and Katie Krzus, while Kelsey Chisholm added a walk. Krzus and Jessica Kowalewicz were each hit by pitches to reach base in the game.
The Jackets put runners on base in every inning except the third and fourth frames, but were unable to push one across the plate.
Anderson (4-9) was pinned with the loss after allowing three runs, one earned, on three hits with eight walks in a complete game effort.
Peyton Silverman (10-14) got the win and pitched all seven innings.
“We’re going to continue to work and we’re going to continue to fight,” head coach Shelly Hoerner said. “We have to get better and we have to finish games.”
– Kowalewicz’s reached base streak extends to 13 games
– Bell is currently on a seven-game hit streak and a 10-game reached base streak
The Jackets are back in action on Wednesday at Georgia for a 6 p.m. first pitch.
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