For the first time in the 2019 season, the Georgia Tech softball team climbed above .500 thanks to a midweek 8-3 win over Georgia State.
Georgia Tech softball got off to the right foot at home on Wednesday night when they took on the Georgia State Panthers. The Jackets entered Wednesday with a 2-2 record and winners of their last pair of games. On Wednesday night, the 0-5 Georgia State Panthers stood in the Jackets of way of going above .500 for the first time this season.
The Jackets got off to a strong start on Wednesday, picking up two runs in the first inning. Georgia State picked up three runs in the third inning but the Jackets answered back picking up three more runs, giving them a 5-2 lead. From there on, the Jackets would add three additional runs.
Morgan Bruce started for the Yellow Jackets, pitching two innings and allowing three runs in the process. Amber Johns came in for relief of Bruce and pitched five shutout innings, locking down the Jackets third straight victory.
Offensively, only four Yellow Jackets picked up hits on Wednesday night, though seven different Yellow Jackets reached base. Left fielder Cameron Stanford lead the charge with a two-RBI double.
Next up for the Yellow Jackets is a four-game weekend slate with two games against Illinois and two games against Boston College set for this weekend. The Jackets will take on the Fighting Illini on Friday and Saturday afternoon before facing the Spartans on Saturday evening and Sunday. Both two-game sets are part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge which also features Boston College coming down to Atlanta.
Both the Illini and Michigan State enter the weekend at 3-2 on the season