April 24, 2018
OXFORD, Ala. – Georgia Tech softball (25-22, 10-8 ACC) put up a defensive battle with Jacksonville State (26-19) on Tuesday evening at Choccolocco Park, taking the game into extra innings before falling 2-1 in the bottom of the ninth.
How it happened:
Both teams stayed scoreless through four and half innings, with senior Emily Anderson in the circle for the Jackets. Jacksonville State struck first, using an RBI double to take the lead at 1-0 in the bottom of the fifth.
Tech tied it up in the top of the sixth. Senior Malea Bell singled through the left side to lead off the inning. With one out on the board, freshman Cameron Stanford and junior Katie Krzus drew back-to-back walks for the Jackets to load the bases. Sophomore Crosby Huckabay sent an RBI single up the middle to plate Bell from third and even the tally at 1-1.
The two teams took that tie into extra innings, knotted at 1-1 heading into the bottom of the ninth. A lead-off single for Jacksonville State put a runner on base, and advanced her to third on two ground outs. An RBI single brought home the winning run for the Gamecocks. Anderson was landed with the 2-1 loss.
The Jackets return to The Flats this weekend to host Virginia Tech for the final home series at Mewborn Field. All three games will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra and Saturday’s game will feature a pregame ceremony honoring Georgia Tech’s senior class.