ATLANTA (March 2) – Freshman shortstop Lindsay Wood singled into the hole at shortstop to drive in the winning run in the seventh inning as Georgia Tech rallied for a come-from-behind 6-5 victory against Georgia Thursday at Glenn Field. The victory was Tech’s first in six meetings in this brief series. The Bulldogs captured the opening contest, 7-1.
Tech (9-9) led the second game, 2-1, before Georgia (11-10) rallied for a four-run sixth inning. Third baseman Lindsay Phillips had an RBI single and second baseman Corin Tassio added a two-RBI single to fuel the Bulldogs’ offense. Tech chipped away with two runs in the bottom of the frame as designated player Abby Bickford delivered a two-RBI double to the base of the right centerfield wall to cut into the Georgia lead.
The Jackets squelched a Georgia rally in the top of the seventh as catcher Anne Knobbe blocked Bulldog Stacey Richardson from scoring on a relay throw centerfielder Lauren Schwartz to end the inning. Tech staged a two-out rally in the seventh when Schwartz and second baseman Ellen Styer each delivered back-to-back singles to chase Bulldog reliever Rocky Castillo. Starter Natalie Price returned and Knobbe greeted her with a line drive to center to tie the game. Wood then hit a ball into the hole at shortstop and beat out the throw to plate Styer with the winning run.
Freshman Tiffany Goodman picked up the win after allowing five runs on nine hits. Schwartz went 2-for-3 with one run scored and one RBI, while Knobbe and rightfielder Kori Jacobson each had two hits. Phillips went 3-for-4 with two RBI to lead Georgia, while Tassio was 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Price led the Bulldogs to the win in the opening contest after shutting down Tech on just two hits. Tech third baseman Jamie Frost drove in a run in the second inning with an RBI groundout, but it was all Georgia from there out. Price retired 16 consecutive Jacket batters to end the game after firing a perfect third through seventh innings. Shortstop Michelle Tyree went 3-for-4 with an RBI, and rightfielder Beth Adams and Bell each went 2-for-4 with an RBI. Price collected the win to move to 7-2, while Tech starter Jamie Smith fell to 4-5 after yielding seven runs on 12 hits.
Georgia stayed with Price to open the second contest and she pitched two perfect innings before tiring in the third. An error, two walks and a wild pitch allowed Tech to tie the game 1-1 and Schwartz doubled in the sixth inning to put Tech up 2-1 before the offensive fireworks started in the sixth.
Tech returns to action Saturday hosting Radford in a Noon doubleheader at Glenn Field.