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Tech Travels for Series at Syracuse

THE FLATS – Georgia Tech softball (22-12, 8-4 ACC) will wrap up its road swing this weekend, taking on Syracuse (14-13, 2-7 ACC) in a three-game series from Syracuse, N.Y. The Yellow Jackets are looking to win multiple road series in conference play for the third consecutive year.

Series Information

Georgia Tech (22-12, 8-4 ACC) at Syracuse (14-13, 2-7 ACC)

Thursday, March 28 | 6 p.m. | Live Stats | Watch: ACCNX

Friday, March 29 | 3 p.m. | Live Stats | Watch: ACCNX

Saturday, March 30 | 10 a.m. | Live Stats | Watch: ACCNX

Storylines

• Georgia Tech is now 8-4 in conference play, still the best record through four ACC series under Coach Aileen Morales and the best record through 12 ACC games since 2012.
was ranked in a national poll for the first time since 2012, coming in at No. 25 in Softball America’s Week 5 poll and receiving votes in last week’s ESPN.com/USA Softball poll.
• The Jackets’ enjoyed a 15 game winning streak from Feb. 2 – March 10, officially the 2nd longest winning streak in program history & longest since setting the program record (19) in 2007.
• The Jackets set a program record for the greatest start to ACC play, winning their first 7 games in conference play.
• GT swept an ACC series on the road (at NC State), the first ACC road sweep since 2018. The Jackets are looking to win back-to-back ACC road series for the first time since 2018 – the first season of the Morales era.
• The Jackets have won four ACC games via mercy-rule, tied for the most ACC run-rule victories since 2010 (6).
• Tech has come from behind in 13 of its 22 victories so far, defeating opponents by an average margin of 4.8 runs, with five come-from-behind wins ending via run-rule.
• GT has now hit 60 home runs, the fourth most in Division I behind only Miami (OH), Virginia Tech and Oklahoma.
• The White & Gold are one home run away from tying the 2019 season for the most HRs in a single season in the Morales era (61). That would also tie this years’ squad for the sixth-most home runs in program history.
• The Yellow Jacket offense has risen to the top of the sport this year, ranking in the Top 20 across DI in batting average (19th – .325), on-base % (14th – .422), slugging % (7th – .590), home runs (4th – 60), runs/game (13th – 6.79), double plays (4th – 19) and walks (8th – 132).
• Tech is one of only two programs in the country (also Oklahoma) to have three players with 10 or more HRs already in 2024: Madison Dobbins (12), Mallorie Black (11) and Sara Beth Allen (10).
• Dobbins leads the ACC and is 5th in the country with 43 RBI, tied for the second-most by a Jacket in a single season over the last 10 years. Black is close behind at 40 RBI, the eighth most in Division I. Tech is the only Power 5 program with multiple players in the Top 10 for RBI.
• Tiffany Domingue drove in three runs this past weekend, bringing her season total to 33, the 40th most in in Division I. GT is one of only three programs with three players in the Top 50 for RBI, alongside Oklahoma and Florida.
• Dobbins delivered her third grand slam of the season last Wednesday at Coastal Carolina, tying the program record for the most grand slams in a single season, set back in 2011.
• Georgia Tech leads the ACC in walks (132) and double plays turned (19), the 4th most in Division I.
• Sara Beth Allen owns the 3rd most walks across all of Division I, drawing 28 free bases. She has the 23rd-best on-base pct in DI at .536, while hitting 10 home runs, the 24th most in DI.
• Allen became the first Yellow Jacket in the Morales era to record back-to-back seasons with double digit home runs (13 last season) – first since Hope Rush in 2012 and 2013.
• Ella Edgmon is tied for 8th in the country with 37 runs scored. Edgmon has scored 18 runs in ACC play already, the most in the league at an average of 1.64 runs/conference game.
• Jin Sileo stole her 10th base of the season last week. She becomes the first Yellow Jacket in the Morales era to record 10+ stolen bases in all four seasons played at Tech and the first since 2015.

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