The Georgia Tech Softball sit atop the ACC Coastal taking two of three against the NC State Wolfpack this past weekend.
The Georgia Tech softball team took two of three against the NC State Wolfpack this past weekend and sit atop the ACC Coastal after the weekend series. The Jackets pitching staff was the stars of the series as they allowed just four runs over 21 innings pitched and pitched two shutouts both by Emily Anderson.
On Friday, senior pitcher Emily Anderson pitched a dominating complete game shutout allowing just four hits while she struck out in the process. Lilly Hooper and Draven Sonnon drove in two and one run a piece, giving the Jackets all the offense they would need in Friday’s 3-0 victory.
In Saturday’s 4-2 loss, freshman Naomi Dickerson got the start allowing three runs (two earned) over five innings. Anderson relieved Dickerson for the final two innings, allowing one run over her two innings. Dickerson picked up her third loss of the season as her record dropped to 4-3 on the season. Offensively, the Jackets mustered seven hits but couldn’t get runs across the plate.
In Sunday’s rubber match, Emily Anderson once again got the start for the Jackets and once again was masterful leading the Jackets to a 5-0 victory. The senior pitched her seven shutout innings despite allowing four hits and three walks. Anderson has now completed 14 of the 15 games she has started this season and has amassed a 1.29 ERA over 108.2 innings pitched. Sonnon helped out in the process as well, hitting her sixth home run of the season.
The series win over NC State moves the Yellow Jackets overall record to a strong 16-9 and 5-1 in ACC play, putting them in sole possession of first place in the ACC Coastal.
The biggest takeaway from this weekend is something that isn’t too much of a surprise. That takeaway is that Emily Anderson is straight up dominant. The senior is capping off her Tech career in a great way and with a good portion of the schedule still left, she could be just getting started. The Jackets bats were a little quiet this weekend but were still able to get the job done with 10 runs over their three games. A great sign as we head into the heart of the ACC schedule but before that the Jackets have a big trip out west coming up this weekend.
Jackets set to travel to California:
The Jackets are off until Friday but will be using their off time to travel as they head out to the Matador Classic in Northridge, California. On Friday, they will take on Pacific University and California State-Northridge before taking on Cal Poly and Santa Clara on Saturday. They’ll finish out the five-game trip with a rematch against Santa Clara on Sunday.