The Georgia Tech softball team sweeped Friday’s double header against Omaha winning 5-1 and 2-1.
The Georgia Tech softball team got back in the win column on Friday, sweeping the Omaha Mavericks in a double header.
Brooke Barfield pitched seven stellar innings for the Yellow Jackets in game one, giving the one run on three hits. Barfield was able to pitch seven
strong innings despite walking five throughout the seven innings, she did however strike out five. It is worth nothing that the one run that Barfield did allow was an unearned run.
Shortstop Kelsey Chrisholm provided all the offense Georgia Tech would need on Friday. In the first inning, she drilled a three-run homerun that allowed the Jackets to jump up 3-0. In the sixth inning, Chrisholm hit a sacrifice fly to left field making it a 5-1 game.
Junior Malea Bell would knock in the only other run for the Yellow Jackets on a single into left field during the third inning.
It would take eight innings for a run to be scored in this pitching duel. Emily Anderson got the start for the Yellow Jackets in game two, going six strong innings giving up just three hits. Sophomore Jenna Goodrich came in for relief in the seventh. Goodrich would pitch a scoreless seventh before giving up a run in the top of the eight.
After Goodrich stranded a pair of runners on baseball in the eight the Yellow Jackets looked to get the bats going in the bottom of the eight.
After Samantha Pierannunzi flied out to begin the eight, Jessica Kowalewicz got the eight inning rally started with a walk. Following Kowalewicz’s walk Malae Bell stepped to the plate and hit a single to left field. But a fielding error by Omaha left fielder Lia Mancuso allowed Kowalewicz to come all the way around and score. The next batter up, Kendall Chadwick would end the game as a single to center field allowed Bell to score.
The Jackets will play in game three of the I-75 Challenge as Radford comes to town on Saturday in another double header. So far the Highlanders are 4-3 on the season.
With their double header sweep of Omaha on Friday, the Yellow Jackets improve to 5-8 on the season. That being said, since opening up the season 0-5, the Jackets have won five of their last eight with two of those losses coming to Penn State.