Tech Caps Road Stint at UAB – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets

THE APARTMENTS – Georgia Tech Softball (27-12, 8-10 ACC) will hit the road for its seventh straight away game, heading to UAB (21-15, 9-3 C-USA) for a tilt in midweek Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET at Mary Bowers Field in Birmingham, Ala.

Game Information

Wednesday, April 13 at 6 p.m. ET

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TV

The match will be broadcast live on ESPN+.

Scenarios

  • Georgia Tech has beaten its opponents 234-143 so far.
  • Tech started the year with a 15-2 record, the best for the program in 12 years. The 2010 Yellow Jackets started 20-2 on their way to the regular season and ACC tournament titles, making a regional appearance in the NCAA.
  • The Whites and Ors won their first 11 straight home games, tying the 1991 Yellow Jackets for the best home start in program history.
  • Georgia Tech recently won nine straight games, including six in ACC play, for the program’s highest winning streak since winning 12 in 2012.
  • The White and Gold have won three ACC Series, passing Louisville, earning their first ACC Series sweep of the season against Syracuse and winning two of three over Boston College.
  • The Jackets recently beat the Eagles, earning their second overtime victory of the season with a 3-1 triumph in 11 innings in Game 1. The 11 innings marked Tech’s second longest game of the year.
  • In Game 2 against Boston College, the Whites and Ors racked up a season-high 16 hits en route to their eighth clemency victory of the year, 14-2 in five innings. The 14 races were the second-highest tally of the season for Tech.
  • Georgia Tech has three wins this season over Penn State, Dartmouth and Syracuse (excluding the leniency rule).
  • The Yellow Jackets have won eight games on clemency this season, including seven in just five innings.
  • The Whites and Golds are 5-0 against state opponents this season after beating Mercer, Georgia State, Georgia and Kennesaw State twice.
  • Tech is undefeated at 22-0 when holding opponents to two points or less.
  • The Jackets are 21-5 when scoring first and 22-4 when hitting opponents.
  • Tech is 19-2 against non-conference opponents as well as a 17-6 record in all home contests.
  • The Yellow Jackets boast six wins totaling double-digit runs on the year.
  • Georgia Tech earned its second ranked win of the year in its series opener against No. 25 Notre Dame, using a four-point rally in the top of the seventh to prevail, 9-8. The two ranked wins mark the most for the program in a single season since 2015.
  • The win marked the Jackets’ first road win over the Fighting Irish in series history. Tech also had 34 points in the series, the most in a single series this season.
  • junior pitcher Chandler Denis recently hosted a 4-0 week that resulted in ACC co-pitcher of the week honors. She now has 10 victories over the year.
  • Georgia Tech earned its first ranked win of the season against then No. 16 Georgia. Previously, the most recent ranked win for the Jackets came a season ago, beating No. 15 Virginia Tech on the road.
  • Tech has 66 all-time ranked wins, including six top-10 wins, two top-five wins and one top-three win in program history.
  • Junior Designated Player Caroline Davis won Tech’s second grand slam of the year against the Bulldogs after a graduate slugger Tricia AwaldSame feat against Villanova (February 12). The grand slam marked the first of her career for Davis as she tied for the team lead with six dingers this season and seven in her career.
  • Awald had one hit in 27 games and reached base in Tech’s first 19 games this season. She has appeared in 36 of the Jackets’ 39 games this year.
  • Junior Blake Neleman threw a career-high 13 strikeouts in the season opener against Saint Joseph’s, stoking 12 of 13 batters on the way to a comprehensive victory. Neleman nearly matched that total against Mississippi State with 12 punches in another comprehensive win over Mississippi State and recently pitched nine straight innings against Boston College, sitting 10 batters as Tech emerged victorious in the extras.
  • With five strikeouts in Game 2 against Louisville, Neleman surpassed 300 career punches as well as his previous career high of 111 sit downs in a season. She has 149 in total this season and 337 throughout her career.
  • Neleman has eight complete wins, two shutouts and an 11-6 record with two saves in 29 appearances this year.
  • Vests are currently among the most efficient in the nation at the plateau and near the top of the league in several categories – 14th in the nation and second in the league in on-base percentage (.410), third in the NCAA and second in the ACC in walks (181) and 31st in the nation and top-five in the conference in season doubles (55).
  • Awald is among the best in the nation at the flat, currently sixth in the nation and leading the conference in on-base percentage (.592) while leading the nation in walks per game (1.08). Likewise, she was hit third most in the league with an average of 0.26 strikes per pitch per game.
  • Already the Georgia Tech program leader in career walks with 159 to date, Awald moved up to third in tech history in single-season walks over the weekend with 42 this year.
  • junior receiver Emma Kauf excelled in hits for extra bases, ranking third in the NCAA and leading the ACC in doubles (15). She’s also third in the conference and in the top 25 nationwide in base hits (50) and fourth in total league bases (85), leading the team in both counts.
  • Behind the flat, Kauf charged her opponents for trying to slip a sack when she is second in the conference and 26and in the country catch 10 runners fly this season.
  • To date, Neleman is 28th in the nation and second in the conference in strikeouts (149) while leading the ACC in innings pitched (126 2/3).

Notes on the series

  • Georgia Tech leads UAB 4-1 in the all-time series.
  • The Yellow Jackets won the first four contests between the two, winning the first three in 2005 before another victory in 2011.
  • The Blanc et Or have a 2-1 advantage at home while winning the only game on the road and the only neutral game of the series.

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