May 7, 2017Panthers Fall to Yellow Jackets in Series Finale
ATLANTA - The University of Pittsburgh softball team fell to Georgia Tech, 12-2 (five innings), in the Panthers' final game of the season Sunday afternoon at Shirley Clements Mewborn Field in Atlanta.
Pitt concludes 2017 with a 24-23 overall record and a 7-17 mark in ACC play.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Georgia Tech jumped on Pitt early in the game, scoring six runs in the second inning. The Yellow Jackets led off the inning with a solo shot from Malea Bell and added a second run on two additional hits. Dawson issued a final walk before being relieved by Harris, who hit the first batter she faced and then gave up a grand slam to give Georgia Tech a 6-0 lead.
The Yellow Jackets added an additional five runs in the third frame to take an 11-0 lead. After Harris issued consecutive walks to start the inning, Knight entered the game. With two on and one out following a strike out, an error loaded the bases. A single to center scored the first run of the inning, while a hit batter and walk with bases still loaded brought around the next two. Another single scored two more runs.
Georgia Tech added their 12th and final run in the fourth on a long ball by Bell, her second of the game.
Pitt smacked back-to-back home runs in the top of the fifth courtesy of juniors Giorgiana Zeremenko and McKayla Taylor, but were unable to make a comeback.
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