Softball ACCtion: Saturday, May 1

May 1, 2010

No. 9/7 Georgia Tech Sweeps NC State For 17th Straight ACC Series Win
Redshirt senior Jen Yee reached base in all 10 of her plate appearances as the No. 9/7 Georgia Tech Softball team (45-9, 18-2 ACC) swept NC State (28-25, 9-11) Saturday afternoon at Dail Stadium. Yee was 3-for-3 with a grand slam and seven walks as the Yellow Jackets won by scores of 11-4 and 9-2.

The wins secured the Yellow Jackets' 17th straight ACC series win and the 18 conference wins also set a new school record. Yee took down two more records as well as she broke Aileen Morales' Tech career runs scored record (217) and the ACC single-season runs scored record (82). Michelle Semmes of North Carolina held the previous record with 81 runs scored in 2000.

Freshman Hope Rush picked up a complete game win in Game One as she allowed four earned runs on seven hits while running her record to 25-6 on the season. Rush walked four and struck out seven. In Game Two, Rush hit a pair of three-run home runs for her third multi-home run game of the season. Rush now has 17 round-trippers on the season.

Stager Hits For Cycle
No. 22 Florida State softball team split its two games with Virginia Saturday, losing the first contest 2-1 and winning the second 9-6. Junior Sarah Hamilton took the loss in the first game. She allowed just two runs and struck out six but unfortunately didn't get much run support.

Offensively, junior Kristie McConn led the way with two hits while junior Ashley Stager and senior Courtney Rosen posted the other hits.

In the second game, senior Terese Gober started and went three and 2/3 innings before being replaced by Hamilton. Gober gave up four runs and struck out two while Hamilton earned the win with five strikeouts in three and 1/3 innings of scoreless ball.

Boston College Takes Home First ACC Win Of The Season In Doubleheader Split Against Virginia Tech
The Boston College softball team split an ACC Saturday afternoon doubleheader against Virginia Tech at Shea Field. The Eagles lost game one 11-5 in extra innings, but responded in game two winning 7-6.

The days' results now put Boston College at 15-29 (1-16 ACC) for the season, while Virginia Tech moves to 23-32 (7-13 ACC) for the year.

Senior Amy Tunstall went 4-for-8 on the afternoon with three RBI.

Terps Split With Lancers
The Maryland softball team split its doubleheader with Longwood Saturday afternoon. The Terps (32-20, 7-10) won the first game 3-1 and fell to the Lancers (36-16) 5-1 in the second.

Coming off of her tenth career no-hitter Wednesday against Delaware State, junior Kerry Hickey threw five innings without giving up a hit in the first game. Hickey allowed just one hit and one earned run in the first game, with both coming in the top of the sixth inning.

Maryland got on the board in the bottom of the first inning when freshman Sara Acosta tripled with one out and sophomore Kathy McLaughlin followed with a single. Next, senior Alex Schultz doubled to right field to drive in Acosta. McLaughlin scored on a Lancers' error to make the score 2-0.