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Sunday, February 10, 2008
Feb. 10, 2008
NASHVILLE - The Lady Bisons beat preseason No. 18 Georgia Tech, but were unable to capitalize on that win Sunday, loosing to Georgia State, and in a second game to Georgia Tech, in day two of the Georgia State First Pitch Classic.
In Game 1 of the day, the Lady Bisons lost 6-2 to host team Georgia State.
The Panthers got on the board late in the first inning with a three run homer by Rachel Cunningham and never looked back.
Game 2 of the day featured a pitching battle between Lady Bison Senior Kim Jacobson and Stephanie Morris from Georgia Tech.
Both pitched all seven innings, and only allowed one earned run each; Jacobson only facing nine batters during the first three innings.
The Lady Bisons lone run came in the bottom of the third inning when freshman Megan Rottler doubled down the left field line, advanced on a bunt single by Abigail Craig, and scored in a successful suicide squeeze by Christen Campbell.
Georgia Tech would answer in the top of the fourth with an unearned RBI by ESPN.com Preseason All American Savannah Brown.
The Yellow Jackets would win the game on a solo home run by Britney Barnes.
Head coach Kristin Peck says. "It's frustrating to think that we are 1-3 right now, but the fact that two of those games are one run games shows us what we are capable of. I think we can learn a lot from these four games we played."
The Lady Bisons drop to 1-3 and return home to face UT Chattanooga at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, February 12. That game will be in live streaming and on demand at Asun.TV.
Next weekend, the Lady Bisons head to Birmingham for the Panther Spring Classic.
They return to Nashville to play cross-town rival Tennessee State at Tiger Field on the TSU campus at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, February 20.