April 1, 2006
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
In a reversal of the first game of Saturday’s (April 1) doubleheader between Florida State and Georgia Tech, it was the Yellow Jackets who had the bats going in game two. Georgia Tech jumped out a 5-2 lead after two innings and ran away for an 8-3 victory.
The loss drops the Seminoles back to .500 in the league at 4-4, 26-17 overall. Georgia Tech improved its mark to a conference leading 6-2 and 30-11 for the season.
Taking the loss was rookie Melissa May (San Diego, Calif.) as she fell to 7-6 after getting chased out of the game in the second inning. The left-hander gave up three runs on three hits with two walks. Fellow freshman Kayla Collins (Niceville, Fla.) finished the game, throwing the final 5.1 innings, as she surrendered five runs, but only four earned, on seven hits with two strikeouts. GT starter Whitney Humphreys got the win to go to 14-2.
Similar to the first game of the doubleheader, Georgia Tech got on the board in the top of the first inning only to have the Seminoles come back and score in their half of the opening frame. Left fielder Natasha Jacob (Coppell, Texas) started with a bunt single. One out later, shortstop Yuruby Alicart (Maracay, Venezuela) hit her team-leading seventh home run of the year to put FSU ahead 2-1.
Unfortunately that lead wouldn’t make it through the next inning as the Yellow Jacket tacked on four runs in the second. The Seminoles managed to cut the lead to two runs when they pushed a run across in the third inning. Jacob reached first on her fourth hit of the afternoon and advanced on a single by designated player Whitney Buckmon (Stone Mountain, Ga.). One out later, second baseman Veronica Wootson’s (Fontana, Calif.) ground out scored Jacob to make it 5-3. The run was the 132 of her career, putting her seventh in school history.
Florida State and Georgia Tech concluded their three game series on Sunday (April 2) at 1 p.m.