April 15, 2017
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia Cavaliers (15-29, 4-13 ACC) rallied in the seventh for three runs to take game two, 3-2, from Georgia Tech (13-29, 6-11), tying the series 1-1. The rubber game is set for Sunday at 12 p.m.
“It’s a disappointing loss for us,” head coach Shelly Hoerner said. “We have continued to say we have to finish in all aspects of our game. We will bounce back tomorrow as a team.”
How it Happened
The Jackets got on the board first in the second inning. Kelsey Chisholm reached on a Virginia error to open the frame and Draven Sonnon singled on a chopper through the left side.
Colleen Darragh drew a walk to load the bases with no outs, and Kaylee Ellebracht came through with a single up the right line to plate Chisholm. Samantha Pierannunzi’s sacrifice fly to right brought home Sonnon for the second run.
Starter Jenna Goodrich and the Yellow Jackets shut out the Cavaliers until the seventh inning. With three hits and a walk, including a two-out, two-RBI double, the Cavaliers rallied for the 3-2 walk-off win.
Goodrich (5-9) was pinned with the loss. She allowed three runs on seven hits with four punch outs.
Virginia’s Erika Osherow (10-17) earned the win. She scattered five hits and surrendered two runs in a complete-game effort.
– Tech turned its 18th double play of the season – third most in the ACC
– Ellebracht picked off her ACC-leading fifth runner
– All five of Tech’s hits came from different players – Kowalewicz, Katie Krzus, Sonnon, Ellebracht and Crosby Huckabay
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