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Tech Softball Hopes to Rebound Against Princeton Sunday

March 15, 2002

ATLANTA – After following up a 10-game winning streak by dropping three of its next four, the Georgia Tech softball team (19-7, 0-0 ACC) hopes to get back on track Sunday when it hosts Princeton (4-2, 0-0 Ivy) for a 1 p.m. doubleheader against Glenn Field.

The Jackets are coming off a doubleheader split with Troy State on Wednesday. Tech took game one, 7-3, but lost the second contest, 7-0. Princeton won its first three games of the season but has lost two of three since. The Tigers fell to Portland State last time out.

Sunday’s games will be the first ever between Tech and Princeton.

Sophomore shortstop Tara Knudsen, who earned ACC Player of the Week honors on Monday, continues to lead the Jackets. She leads the team with a .450 average, five home runs and 23 runs batted in. Tech’s other top run producers are third baseman Jamie Frost (.260-1-12) and right fielder Soraya Reddick (.235-1-10).

On the mound Tech is led by freshman Jessica Sallinger, who is 9-3 with a 1.43 earned run average. She has 106 strikeouts in 83.0 innings and needs only 21 more to better the Jackets single-season mark of 127 set by Nikki Johnson in 1994.

Princeton enters the meeting with six batters hitting over .300, led by Kristin Del Calvo and her .571 average. Pitcher Brie Galiciano leads the team with a 1.84 ERA.

-GT-

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