Women's Softball Defeats Georgia Tech, 7-5
March 23, 1998
Atlanta, Ga. -- Sophomore Cortney Madea hit a two-run home run in the top of seventh inning to propel Maryland to a 7-5 victory over Georgia Tech in college softball at Glenn Field here this afternoon. Madea recorded two hits and three RBI on the day. Freshman Jennifer Potzman and junior Kelly Shipman added home runs for the Terps in their Atlantic Coast Conference season opener.
Maryland improved to 14-9 overall and 1-0 in the ACC. Georgia Tech fell to 11-13 and 0-3 in the ACC.
Maryland took an early 2-0 lead in the fourth inning on solo home runs by Potzman and Shipman.. It was Potzman's team leading fifth round tripper of the season and Shipman's fourth. Potzman recorded three hits and scored two runs while Shipman had one hit and one RBI in the game. Shipman was also the winning pitcher as she pitched the final three innings of the game. She allowed one earned run and struck out three.
Teach rallied from behind in the bottom of the fourth to take a short lived 3-2 lead. Pinch hitter Lacy Sanchez began the comeback singling to drive home Lauren Webb from third base. Jeanette Gray scored on an error by Terp firstbaseman Holly Meeham and Erin Hawley recorded a run scoring single. Ellen Styer scored the Yellow Jackets fourth run if the inning.
Maryland regained the lead in the fifth inning with three runs. Potzman and Madea supplied run scoring doubles as the Terps scored three runs. Madea's two-run home run in the top of the seventh sealed the victory for the Terps.
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