Georgia Tech softball drops series finale to Pitt, 7-4

Georgia Tech softball pitcher Kylie KleinschmidtPhoto credit: Georgia Tech Athletics
Georgia Tech softball pitcher Kylie Kleinschmidt
Photo credit: Georgia Tech Athletics

By E. Marcel Pourtout, Editor

The Georgia Tech softball team dropped its series finale to Pitt 7-4 at Mewborn Field in Atlanta on Sunday afternoon.

The Yellow Jackets (11-15, 4-5 ACC) hit three home runs in the contest, two from first baseman Karly Fullem, and scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to mount a late comeback attempt in the loss.

“I thought Pitt played a good game,” Georgia Tech head coach Shelly Hoerner. “We started to get some hits at the end, but overall we weren’t sharp. We’ve got to bring our “A” game every single game no matter who we play. We weren’t sharp all the way around from the circle to not being able to adjust at the plate.”

The game was scoreless through the first three innings but the Panthers (22-5, 4-2 ACC) scored three runs in the top of the fourth inning on a three-run home run to left center by Carly Thea.

Georgia Tech responded with a two-run homer to right field by Fullum in the bottom of the fourth to cut the deficit to 3-2.

Another two innings came and went without a run scored before Pitt pushed in four runs in the top of the seventh.

The Yellow Jackets mounted a late comeback in the bottom of the seventh with solo home runs by Fullem and left fielder Colleen Darragh but it wasn’t enough.

Kylie Kleinschmidt (3-9) took the loss, giving up three runs on four hits over 3.2 innings. Savannah King (12-2) pitched a complete game for Pitt, allowing four runs and six hits in the win.

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