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Three Homers Power Tech Over Mercer

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 Macon, Ga. – Georgia Tech (12-11, 2-1) hit three home runs, including a grand slam from Breanna Roper, as the Yellow Jackets took down Mercer, 11-1, Wednesday in Macon, Ga. Blake Neleman allowed just one run on three hits for her ninth win of the season.

How it Happened: Bailee Zeitler drove in Crosby Huckabay in the second for Tech’s first run of the game before Lilly Hooper hit the Jackets’ first home run of the game, a two-run shot that scored Zeitler and put them up 3-0. Hooper walked in the fifth and then came around to score on a Tricia Awald double to go up 4-0. Later in the inning Huckabay hit a three-run homer to give the Jackets a 7-0 lead. After Mercer scored one in the bottom if the fifth, Roper came up with bases loaded and hit a grand slam to put the game out of reach. Neleman, who was perfect through four and a third, finished the game with seven strikeouts. Roper and Emma Kauf were both 2-for-4 at the plate, and Hooper scored three runs.

Game Notes

  • Georgia Tech’s 11 runs were its most this season as the Jackets had their largest win margin of the season (10).
  • This was Tech’s first three home run game of the season.
  • Roper’s grand slam was the third of her career and first for Tech this season.
  • Huckabay hit her fourth home run of the season and drove in three runs in the game.
  • Hooper hit her first home run of the season.
  • Five different Jackets drove in runs in the game.

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Lilly Hooper hits her first home run of the season

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