An update on the Georgia Tech women’s basketball team with a look at baseball and softball.
1. The Tech women’s basketball team beating Sacred Heart 76-50 in the opening round of the NCAA tournament. The Jackets led by as many as 30 as freshman Sydney Wallace scored a career-high 28 points on 11-of-13 shooting, including 6-for-8 from 3-point range. Wallace’s previous high was 16 and her average was 5.4 points per game.
It was the most decisive tournament win in Tech history. The team also set a school record for single-season wins with 25.
No. 4 seed Tech will play fifth-seeded Georgetown Tuesday night in Chapel Hill, N.C., for a berth in the Des Moines, Iowa, regional semifinals, which are Saturday. The Hoyas beat Fresno State 61-56 in the first round. The two teams played last year in a tournament in St. Thomas, won 67-58 by Georgetown. If you’re into common opponents, Georgetown was 3-1 against Miami, Georgia, Rutgers and Maryland. Tech was 0-6 against those four teams.
Tuesday’s game will be at 7:15 p.m. on ESPN2.
2. The No. 20 baseball team took two out of three from Virginia Tech at Russ Chandler. On Friday, the Jackets beat the Hokies 12-3 to give coach Danny Hall his 1,000th career victory.
First baseman Daniel Palka hit a home run in his third consecutive game on Sunday, part of a 9-1 win in which closer Luke Bard got the start and went five innings with one run allowed. Bard hadn’t thrown in the first two games of the series.
“He’s too valuable of an arm for us not to use him,” Hall said.
The Jackets (14-6 overall, 3-3 ACC) play Georgia Tuesday in Athens at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on CSS.
3. The softball team swept Boston College at Mewborn Field one week after getting swept for the first time since 2008. Tech won the three games by a combined 21-4. In her two wins, pitcher Hope Rush threw a combined 12 innings with six hits and seven strikeouts.
The Jackets (19-13 overall, 3-3 ACC) are on the road this week at LSU Wednesday and a doubleheader at Louisiana-Lafayette Thursday.
Thanks for reading.
Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog