The Georgia Tech softball team split a doubleheader on Friday night against Duke.
The Georgia Tech softball team would have preferred to sweep Duke in their doubleheader on Friday but were only able to split it with Duke.
Game 1: 2-1 Loss
Senior ace Emily Anderson got the start in game one of the doubleheader on Friday and pitched well, allowing just two runs in over 7.1 innings pitched. However it wasn’t enough for Anderson, as she picked up her 10th loss of the season and is now 13-10 on the season.
Offensively, the bats struggled much like they did for the Georgia Tech baseball team on Friday night. The Jackets only had five hits on the night and their lone run came on a Crosby Huckabay home run in the second inning.
Game 2: 4-3 win
In game two, Naomi Dickerson was on the mound to start and pitched decently through three innings. In her three innings, she allowed three runs (one earned) on four hits but was the victim of careless fielding, the Jackets finished game two with four errors. Brooke Barfield came in for relief of Dickerson in the fourth inning and pitched four shutout innings.
Offensively in game two, the Jackets were able to do better despite ending with just one more hit. That being said, it did take the Jackets till the sixth inning to finally show their skills at the plate, scoring all four of their runs in the final two frames.
Draven Sonnon got the rally started in the sixth leading off the inning with a home run it was here seventh of the season. The Jackets would then use small ball to pick up two more runs in the sixth inning to tie the game at 3.
In the seventh innning, Cameron Stanford hit a solo blast that gave the Jackets a 4-3 lead and would be the game-winning run. It was her sixth home run of the season.
The two teams will finish their three-game series on Saturday in the rubber match.