Georgia Tech Eliminates Virginia From 2004 ACC Softball Championship
May 15, 2004
TALLAHASSEE, FL - Georgia Tech defeated Virginia 4-1 at the 2004 ACC Softball Championship, being held at the Seminole Softball Complex on the campus of Florida State University.
After two and a half scoreless innings, Georgia Tech scored two runs in the bottom of the third inning to lead Virginia 2-0. Freshman Kristina Hull and senior Soraya Reddick led off the inning with back-to-back walks and would eventually round the bases to score the game's first and second runs, respectively.
The Yellow Jackets added to their lead with another run in the bottom of the fourth inning, when sophomore Amy Hosier scored. Hosier was also put on base by a leadoff walk. Senior Sara Wissmann recorded her third homer of the season to put the Jackets on top 4-0 heading into the top of the seventh inning.
Virginia's sophomore Sara Larquier scored the Cavaliers' lone run of the game on her solo home run in the top of the seventh inning. Georgia Tech would go on to record a 4-1 victory.
Georgia Tech will face the winner of today's second game, a match-up between Maryland and NC State tonight at 5:30 pm.
It was a record-setting game for both teams. Georgia Tech's Tara Knudsen tied a single season Tech record for walks today with her 37th of the season, while teammate Jessica Sallinger notched her 28th win of the season, becoming the new Tech record-holder in wins in a single season. Virginia's Heather Field became the Cavaliers' all-time leader for games played, having played in 262 games in her career, while Sara Larquier's seventh-inning home run pushed Virginia's total to a record 34 homers on the season.
Georgia Tech scored four runs on four hits and committed no errors, while Virginia notched one run on two hits and registered no errors.