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Alabama State softball holds off Georgia Tech for the win

Up next, the Hornets are set to play Alabama A&M for a SWAC series

Courtesy of Alabama State Athletics

MONTGOMERY, Ala. | Alabama State University stranded the tying and go ahead runs in final two innings to preserve a 6-4 win over Georgia Tech on Wednesday afternoon at Newborn Field.

How It Happened

  • Alex Preston hit a two-run home run after Kindall DeRamus drew a leadoff walk to give Alabama State a 2-0 lead in the first inning. 
  • The Hornets added two runs to build the lead to 4-0 in the second. DeRaumus walked and scored on an Alana Scott RBI single, and Scott came home two plays later after a fielding error.  
  • Georgia Tech put a runner in scoring position, but starter Bailey Greenlee got a ground out and fly out to strand the runner at third in the third inning. 
  • Emma Minghini’s solo home run in the bottom of the fourth, trailing 4-1. 
  • Kiana ParrishLauryn Maher, and Jasmine Rogers walked to open the fifth. A run scored on a wild pitch and DeRamus singled home Maher to make the score 6-1.  
  • Georgia Tech put two runners with one out, but the Lady Hornets turned a a 5-3 double play to end the fifth and preserve the 6-1 lead. 
  • Caroline Davis was hit by pitch with the bases loaded and Ella Edgmon had an RBI single as Georgia Tech cut the ASU lead to 6-3 in the sixth.  
  • Alabama State turned its second double play of the game to preserve the lead going into the seventh inning.  
  • Georgia Tech cut the lead to 6-4 but Olivia Brown got a pop out, a strikeout and a ground out to end the game. 

In The Circle

  • Bailey Greenlee (13-8) allowed three runs on three hits with a strikeout in 5.0 innings pitched to earn the win.
  • Sophie Voyles (2-6) gave two runs on a hit with three walks in two-thirds of an inning to suffer the loss.
  • Oiivia Brown (1) worked the final two innings, giving up one run on four hits with a strikeout to earn the save. 

Inside The Box

  • DeRamus finished with two hits and an RBI as the only Lady Hornet with multiple hits. 
  • Preston had two RBI on her first inning home run as the only Lady Hornet with an extra base hit.  
  • Scott added RBI singles for Alabama State.  

Alabama State University host Alabama A&M for a SWAC series starting on Friday April, 21 at 5 p.m. 

Alabama State softball holds off Georgia Tech for the win
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