Softball ACCtion: Saturday, April 24

April 24, 2010

No. 8/6 Georgia Tech Splits Doubleheader at No. 24/20 Florida State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Sophomore Danielle Dike was 4-for-6 with three home runs as the No. 8/6 Georgia Tech Softball team (42-8, 15-2 ACC) split a doubleheader at No. 24/20 Florida State (39-13, 10-7) on Saturday afternoon at JoAnne Graf Field. Georgia Tech won Game One 14-1 behind five home runs before a five-run sixth inning led FSU to a 6-2 win in Game Two.

Redshirt senior Jen Yee hit her 25th home run of the season to break Whitney Haller's Tech and ACC single-season record. Haller hit 24 long balls in 2006. The Jackets also broke the 2007 team's record for home runs in a season. The 2007 squad hit 97 home runs and Tech has now hit 99 this year. Yee was on base seven times in her nine plate appearances and drew four more intentional walks.

Dike hit two home runs in the first game for her second career multi-home run game. Sophomore Kate Kuzma had five RBI in Game One, including a grand slam, while Yee and freshman Hope Rush also went deep for Tech in the game.

NC State, Maryland Split Two Games

RALEIGH, N.C. - NC State and Maryland split a doubleheader at the Curtis & Jacqueline Dail Softball Stadium on Saturday, April 24. The Wolfpack ended the day at 28-22 (9-8 ACC), while the Terrapins stand at 28-19 (6-10 ACC).

The Pack grabbed a 2-0 win in the opening tilt, behind a strong pitching performance from Lindsay Campana (17-8) who fanned six. Kerry Hickey (16-9) picked up the loss. Alyssa Allbritten and Allison Presnell both went 2-for-3 at the plate.

Both teams made some tremendous defensive plays throughout the game, with each squad gunning down a combined four players at the plate.

Tar Heels Take Doubleheader Over Virginia Tech; Papa Ties ACC Mark

BLACKSBURG, Va. - The University of North Carolina (38-15, 11-9 Atlantic Coast Conference) took both games of Saturday's doubleheader over Virginia Tech (19-31, 5-12 ACC) in front of 785 fans at Tech Softball Park. In game one, Carolina routed the Hokies, 8-0 in six innings, behind a shut out performance from Danielle Spaulding and a two-RBI game by outfielder Anna Roberts. In the second game of the day, senior Amber Johnson silenced Virginia Tech with a one-hit shutout as the Tar Heels roll, 1-0. With the two wins UNC Head Coach Donna Papa tied former Florida State Head Coach JoAnne Graf for the most ACC career head coaching victories in conference play with 128.

Danielle Spaulding started the game for Carolina and pitched all six innings while allowing no hits, walking four batters and striking out seven Hokies. The Rancho Cucamona, Calif. native carried a one-hitter into the sixth inning and advanced her record on the year to 18-3. The six shutout innings lowered the senior's ERA to 0.86 (fifth best in NCAA) in 157.1 innings pitched this season.

Cavaliers Set School Record With 11th ACC Win

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - The Virginia softball team (31-18, 11-5 ACC) won both games of a doubleheader over Boston College (14-27, 0-14 ACC) to set a school record with its 11th Atlantic Coast Conference win of the year. The Cavaliers defeated the Eagles 13-1 in five innings before winning the second game 6-4.

Virginia previously won nine conference games during the 2005 campaign, which also marks the last time the Cavaliers won 30 games in a season. The 2005 squad went 31-32 overall and was 9-8 in conference play.

Virginia hit five home runs in the first game against the Eagles, also setting a school record. Senior Abby Snyder went yard twice while Alison Pittman, Kristen Hawkins and Alexa Martinez also hit home runs. It was the first career long ball for both Pittman and Martinez.