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Tech Makes It 11-Straight With 3-2 Victory Over GSU

April 11, 2012

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ATLANTA – A two-run homer to right field by Shannon Bear was the difference maker in the Georgia Tech softball team’s 3-2 victory over Georgia State Wednesday at Mewborn Field. The win marked Tech’s 30th of the season (30-16) and was the 11th in a row for the Yellow Jackets.

Kylie Kleinschmidt, who came into the game in relief of Hope Rush, pitched four complete innings to pick up her sixth victory of the year allowing just one hit and one run while striking out three.

The Jackets got on top in the bottom of the first inning, putting three runs on the board. Ashley Thomas led things off getting hit by a pitch, she stole second and came around to score on a hit up the middle by Kelsi Weseman. Weseman moved up to second on the throw home and after she saw a high throw tried to move over to third but was thrown out.

Alysha Rudnik followed up with a double to right centerfield, moved to third on a groundout to third by Rush, and crossed the plate thanks to a home run to right field by Shannon Bear.

Georgia State put up its first run in the top of the second as Paige Nowacki lead things off with a solo shot to left field. The Panthers added another in the top of the fourth, loading the bases and using a sacrifice fly to plate their second run of the game.

That was all for the Panthers as Kleinschmidt pitched three innings of shutdown ball to pick up the win.

Tech returns to action this Sunday and Monday for an ACC “weekend” series with Florida State. The Jackets take on the Seminoles in a doubleheader Sunday at Noon on ESPN3 followed by a 7 p.m. ESPNU game on Monday night.

Keep up to date with the Georgia Tech Softball team all season long at www.RamblinWreck.com as well as twitter.com/GaTechSoftball and facebook.com/GTSoftball

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