CHAPEL HILL, NC (April 23) – The Georgia Tech softball team (25-29, 2-6) dropped their second game in as many days to host North Carolina (45-15, 6-2) Sunday afternoon, 6-1. The Jackets have now dropped their last six games, while Carolina equalled their 1992 record of victories in a season with 45.
The game was tied 0-0 through four and one half innings, before Carolina broke it opened in their half of the fifth. Senior second baseman Crystal Henderson and junior shortstop Michelle Semmes reached on singles and scored on sophomore catcher Natalie Anter’s two-run RBI double. Following Anter to the plate, sophomore designated hitter Kelly Ramsey belted a two-run home run over the left field fence.
The Tar Heels then added two unearned runs to their total in the sixth as pitch runner Lauren Parker scored on Henderson’s sacrifice fly and sophomore Rosie Gustavson scored on a single by Semmes.
The Yellow Jackets scored their only run of the afternoon when designated hitter Beth Warren singled and then scored on Jamie Frost’s ground out in the sixth. Tech had seven hits on the afternoon, including three from Warren, but struggled to capitalize as they left 11 runners on base.
Jamie Smith received the loss for the Jackets and falls to 14-15 on the season. Michael Parrott relieved starter Erin Joseph and pitched four innings to earn the win for the Tar Heels. Georgia Tech will return to Atlanta to host cross-town rival Georgia State in a doubleheader beginning at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at Glenn Field.