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Tech Throttles Boston College in Five, 14-2

BRIGHTON, Mass. – Georgia Tech softball (27-11, 8-9 ACC) peppered Boston College (15-19, 2-12 ACC) with a season-high 16 hits for a 14-2, mercy-rule victory to clinch the series on Saturday at Harrington Athletics Village.

Junior catcher Emma Kauf led the Jackets at the dish to their second highest run total of the season, going 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI and two runs scored. Four more Jackets behind Kauf had a multi-hit day as seven donning the White and Gold batted .500 or better. In the circle, junior hurler Chandler Dennis tossed all five innings, giving up just two runs on five hits with three strikeouts.

The Eagles struck first in the bottom half of the opening frame, taking a 1-0 lead on an RBI double. The Jackets fired back in the top of the second, using a two-out rally to leap in front with four runs. Tech first loaded up the bases with a pair of singles and a walk, setting up a base-clearing double off the bat of freshman center fielder Ella Edgmon. Sophomore third baseman Mallorie Black followed with an RBI single to right center, moving the Jackets in front, 4-0.

Tech’s bats erupted in the top of the third, driving in seven more runs. Freshman right fielder Grace Connelly opened the scoring with an RBI single before a wild pitch allowed sophomore designated player Sara Beth Allen to slip home and put the Jackets up, 6-0. Three more singles came to follow as freshman left fielder Auburn Dupree drove one run home before Kauf and Allen each sent in a pair as the Jackets batted around out to an 11-1 lead.

Boston College got a run back in the bottom of the third with a solo shot, but after a scoreless fourth, the White and Gold added three insurance runs in the top of the fifth. The Jackets led off the inning with three straight doubles from the top of the order (Black, Kauf and graduate first baseman Tricia Awald), scoring the first two runs before sophomore pinch hitter Sandra Beth Pritchett stepped in and drove in Tech’s final run. Dennis then closed things out in the bottom half to secure the 14-2, mercy-rule victory through five innings.

Game Notes

  • Georgia Tech laced a season-high 16 hits on the day.
  • The Jackets picked up their eighth mercy rule victory of the season.
  • The White and Gold’s 14 runs marked the second highest tally of the season, trailing just a 17-run outing against Louisville.
  • Five Jackets picked up multiple hits on the day.
  • Seven donning the White and Gold batted .500 or better through the contest.
  • Dennis earned her 10th win in the circle this season.
  • Tech clinched its third ACC series victory of the season.
  • The Yellow Jackets have claimed four of the last five meetings with the Eagles.

Up Next

Georgia Tech will play for the series sweep over Boston College on Sunday at noon at Harrington Athletics Village in Brighton, Mass. The game will be broadcast live on ACC Network Extra.

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