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Tech Tops Georgia State, 3-0

PANTHERSVILLE, Ga. – Georgia Tech softball (33-12, 11-10 ACC) bested Georgia State (16-24, 6-9 SBC) in a pitcher’s duel, 3-0, on Wednesday night at the Bob Heck Softball Complex.

Junior hurlers Chandler Dennis and Blake Neleman shut out the Panthers from the circle, allowing just four hits on the day. Dennis got the start and earned the win, allowing three hits and adding a pair of strikeouts through 4 1/3 innings of work. Neleman picked up where Dennis left off, tallying four strikeouts and surrendering one hit in 2 2/3 innings to pick up her team-high fourth save. Sophomore shortstop Jin Sileo led the squad at the dish, going 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a walk.

After four scoreless innings, Georgia Tech broke open the stalemate in the top of the fifth. The Yellow Jackets opened the inning with five consecutive walks to score their first two runs. Sileo followed by dropping one into shallow left, driving home one more score to move Tech ahead, 3-0. Neleman closed things out from there, securing the 3-0 victory.

Game Notes

  • Georgia Tech has now won eight of its last nine games.
  • The White and Gold own six consecutive victories.
  • The Jackets have now swept their competition from the state of Georgia throughout the season, going a perfect 6-0 against in-state foes.
  • Tech has now shut out eight opponents this season.
  • Already the nation’s leader in walks and third in program history in walks through a season, Awald added two more for 46 this year.
  • Dennis earned her 14th win of the season, taking the team lead boasting a 14-4 overall record.
  • Neleman’s fourth save of the season marked Tech’s seventh save credited this year.

Up Next

Georgia Tech will return home for Senior Weekend, hosting Charlotte (26-17, 7-11 C-USA) for its final home series of the regular season beginning with a doubleheader on Saturday starting at 3 p.m. at Mewborn Field.

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