The Georgia Tech softball team fell to the Georgia State Panthers on Wednesday in a mid-week matchup.
The Georgia Tech softball team did not get the result they were hoping for on Wednesday night against Georgia State. The Jackets took on the 15-15 Panthers needing a win heading into a pivotal ACC series against Florida State this upcoming weekend. The Jackets were also looking for revenge after a 5-2 loss earlier this season to the Panthers.
The Yellow Jackets offense would get off to a quick, start scoring two runs in the first inning. Rebecca Prairie hit a two-run home run after Katie Krzus got on base thanks to a Georgia State throwing error. Unfortunately, that’s the only runs the Jackets would get across the board on Wednesday, and only mustered four hits following the home run.
Senior ace Emily Anderson got the start for the Jackets and cruised through the first four innings of the game. But faltered in the fourth inning when she allowed two runs on a home run by shortstop Skylar Mosar. The Panthers would score the game-winning run in the seventh inning on an RBI double by Megan Litumbe. The loss for the Yellow Jackets drops their record to 19-11 on the season.
The Jackets will return to the field on Friday when they take on the Florida State Seminoles. The Seminoles rank 14th in the nation with a 26-6 record, they’re also winners of 14 straight. Last season, the Jackets were slept by the then top ranked Seminoles. The weekend series won’t be easy for the Jackets who are 3-3 in their last six and are coming off to back-to-back losses including to one of the worst teams in the nation, in Santa Clara.