Aug. 16, 2006
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s Aileen Morales, and former standouts Christine Sheridan (2005-06) and Kirin Kumar (2002-05), helped lead the Virginia Legends to the 23 and Under Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA) National Championship, defeating the AA Blazers, 8-0, in six innings.
Kumar, a 2005 management graduate at Tech, hit .400 for the tournament and was named to the All-American team. Kumar ended her career at Tech second in games played with 251. She hit a career-high .322 during her final season in 2005 and drove in 20 runs for the Jackets.
Morales, a rising junior, led the Legends with five stolen bases and hit .633 for the tourney. A native of Columbus, Ga., Morales carried an on-base percentage of .600 and led Tech this past season with 30 and already ranks second on the all-time career stolen base list for the Jackets with 74 in two seasons.
Sheridan, a native of Pasadena, Md., batted .333, with seven runs scored, six walks and one double. She ended her two-year career for the Jackets with a batting average of .352, fifth on Tech’s all-time list. Sheridan smacked four home runs this past season, driving in a career-high 43 runs and scoring 57 runs for the Jackets.
Other Atlantic Coast Conference players on the team included Kelly Brown (Virginia Tech), Erin Dudley (North Carolina), Miranda Ervin (NC State), Shaina Ervin (NC State) and Abbie Sims (NC State). Joining Kumar on the All-American squad from the ACC were Brown, both Ervin’s, and Sims, who went 3-0 for the Legends in the circle.