April 16, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Georgia Tech softball (13-30, 6-12 ACC) fell, 4-2, at Virginia (16-29, 5-13) in the series finale on Sunday afternoon.
“It’s back to the drawing board this week working on ways to finish games,” head coach Shelly Hoerner said. “We have to have a stronger mentality until the last pitch of the game.”
How it Happened
Tech got on the board in the opening stanza thanks to a solo home run to right off the bat of Samantha Pierannunzi for her eighth home run of the season.
The Jackets doubled their 1-0 lead on the eighth home run of the season by Kelsey Chisholm to deep center field in the fourth inning.
The Cavaliers’ bats warmed up in the fifth inning with four runs on five hits to gain the lead 4-2. Jenna Goodrich came in to relieve Emily Anderson with runners on second and third and no outs, and effectively cut UVA’s rally with two strike outs and a ground out to end the inning.
Anderson (5-11) was hung with the loss. She pitched the first four innings and allowed four runs on eight hits.
Virginia used three pitchers in the win with Lacy Smith (2-5) as the pitcher of record. Smith pitched 2.2 innings and gave up one run on two hits.
– It marked the 10th game this season in which Tech hit at least two home runs
– Pierannunzi went 3-for-3
– Katie Krzus, Malea Bell and Karissa Arnold each drew a walk
The Jackets return home to Atlanta to host Georgia Southern on Wednesday at 5 p.m., before continuing ACC action on the road with a three-game series at Boston College on Friday-Sunday.
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