Owls Road Trip ends with loss of jackets
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ATLANTA, Ga. – The Kennesaw State softball team (10-18, 2-4 ASUN Conference) ended a four-game road trip with a 5-2 loss to state foe Georgia Tech ( 24-9, 5-7 ACC) Wednesday.
Both teams had slow starts offensively, with just one hit between the two teams in the first two innings.
outfielder Katie Greep broke the deadlock with an RBI single to left center to score Ty Hardeman from the second to give KSU a 1-0 lead in the third.
The Yellow Jackets didn’t register a hit until late in the third, where they evened the score at one run apiece.
Georgia Tech added three runs the next inning to increase the deficit to 4-1.
Infielder Taylor Cates struck in the top of the fifth, hitting a single to deep center to score Hardeman and cut Jacket’s lead to 4-2.
The home side scored another run in the bottom of the fifth to cut the deficit to three, 5-2.
Georgia Tech’s pitching team kept the Owls off the board for the rest of the game.
Lindsey Kyte (0-4) pitched 3.1 innings and was credited with the loss.
>> Kiera Cooper bumped has hit safely in its last two games.
>> Hardeman recorded his fourth stolen base in 2022 and drew his 11th team walk.
>> The match marked Hardeman’s fourth career multi-run game.
>> Greep now has a base hit and an RBI in the last two games.
>> Isabelle Galloway tied Hardeman for KSU’s first year with 11 hits.
>> Cates extended his hitting streak to three games and earned his 25th RBI of the season.
ON THE BRIDGE
KSU begins a four-game homestand on Saturday, April 2 with a doubleheader against Lipscomb for “Youth Softball Day.” The first pitch of the first game is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Fans can catch all three matches against ASUN’s foe on the KSU Owl Network’s YouTube channel.
The Owls play three against the Bisons and complete the home stretch against the Mercer Bears on Wednesday, April 6 at 6:00 p.m. on ESPN+ for “Student Appreciation Night.”
Admission is free for all Kennesaw State home softball games in 2022.
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