Softball ACCtion: Sunday, May 2

May 2, 2010

No. 9/7 Softball Wraps Up Regular Season With 8-1 Win At NC State
Sophomore Kelsi Weseman went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI as the No. 9/7 Georgia Tech Softball team (46-9, 19-2 ACC) defeated NC State (28-26, 9-12), 8-1, on a hot Sunday afternoon at Dail Stadium.

Redshirt senior Jen Yee had a double and three walks as well on the day and finished the weekend having reached base in all 14 of her plate appearances with four hits and 10 walks. Yee led the game off with her 47th career double breaking Tara Knudsen's school record. Yee finished the regular season having reached base safely at least once in all 55 games.

Tech hit three more home runs on the day and finished the regular season with 105. Freshman Hope Rush hit her 18th of the year and sophomore Danielle Dike also went deep for the seventh time this season. Rush (26-6) got the win as she allowed one earned run on four hits. She walked five and struck out five in six innings of work. Junior Kristen Adkins pitched a 1-2-3 seventh inning and fanned a batter to close out the game. Dike had a double and a walk to go along with her home run.

Haddad's Homer Lifts FSU, 2-1
Tory Haddad registered the game-winning homerun and the No. 22 Florida State softball team came back to win 2-1 Sunday at Virginia in the final regular-season ballgame for both clubs.

Trailing 1-0 in the top of the seventh, Haddad stepped to the plate after Jen Lapicki's one-out double and blasted the first pitch she saw over the center field wall.

Senior Terese Gober, who came on in the sixth in place of starter Sarah Hamilton, then got out of a jam in the bottom half of the seventh to preserve the victory that consequently earned the Seminoles (41-15, 12-9 Atlantic Coast Conference) a third-place finish in the ACC.

Tech battles back to take series from Boston College
A two-run home run from Misty Hall in the seventh inning broke a 2-2 tie as the Virginia Tech softball team rallied for an 8-2 win over Boston College Sunday on a beautiful day at Shea Field to wrap up the series.

The Hokies got on the board first, plating a run in the second inning. Whitney Davis singled and Courtney Liddle drew a walk. Pinch runners Stephanie Kujawa and Ella Miller moved up on Ashton Ward’s sacrifice bunt and then Kujawa scored on a ground ball from Kristin Graham.

Boston College plated a run in the third inning on a single, but a double play ended the inning and a threat for more runs. In the fourth inning, Renee Ramos crushed an offering from Kenzie Roark for her 11th home run of the season to make it 2-1. That forced a pitching change as Jasmin Harrell took the circle for the Hokies.