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Softball Falls to Georgia Tech, 4-0

March 18, 2012

ATLANTA - The Boston College softball team fell in the final game of its series with Georgia Tech on Sunday afternoon at Mewborn Field. Home runs by Hope Rush and Kelsi Weseman lifted the Yellow Jackets (19-13, 3-3 ACC) past the Eagles (16-9, 0-3 ACC), 4-0.

Sophomore Amanda Horowitz took the loss for BC. The Westminster, Calif. native posted three strikeouts, a walk and three earned runs in three innings. Senior Morgan Kidd relieved her teammate for the final three stanzas, walking four and giving up one earned run on two hits.

Rush picked up the win with a complete game effort. The Yellow Jacket struck out three, walked four and gave up four hits.

The Eagles loaded the bases in the first, but the game remained scoreless through two and half frames.

Georgia Tech took a three run lead in the bottom of the third. C. Thomas singled up the middle, but was thrown out at second on a fielder's choice by A. Thomas. Kuzma then singled to center, before Weseman homered to right field for the 3-0 advantage.

BC put runners on the corners in the fourth, but Tech extended its lead by one, 4-0. Freshman Chelsea Dimon drew a leadoff walk and was moved up on a sac bunt by Chelsea LoBue. Maria Pandolfo singled up the middle, but two strikeouts wrapped up the top half. Rush led off the bottom of the inning with a home run to left center.

The Jackets loaded the bases in the fifth, but the Eagles converted a 5-2-3 double play and got Johnsky to pop up to get out of the jam.

BC got runners on in the sixth and seventh, but could not get on the scoreboard.

Boston College will travel to BU on Thursday, March 22 and host Dartmouth in a doubleheader on Saturday, March 24.

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