6:06 pm May 11, 2012, by Ken Sugiura
The Georgia Tech softball team will play for its fifth ACC title Saturday after knocking out No. 19 Florida State in the semifinals Friday with a 9-1 win in Chapel Hill.
The third-seeded Yellow Jackets received 5 2/3 innings of no-hit pitching from Hope Rush and pounded out 11 hits in handing the No. 2 seed Seminoles their most lopsided defeat since early April. Kate Kuzma was 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored.
The final will be broadcast live on ESPN at 4 p.m. against Virginia Tech, which beat North Carolina 4-1 in the other semifinal. The Jackets took two of three from the Hokies in the final series of the regular season.
Should Tech defeat the Hokies in its eighth tournament final appearance, it would be the Jackets’ third ACC title in four seasons.
Ken Sugiura, Georgia Tech blog
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