Tech softball in ACC finals

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

29 comments Add your comment

5150 UOAD

May 11th, 2012
6:28 pm

GREAT GAME …………………KEN you have to PAY me and GT Lee we did the Play-By-Play.

HOPE was on her GAME today.

GT Lee

May 11th, 2012
6:43 pm

can’t believe VT took out UNC….gives us a Golden opportunity to take the ACC title

5150 UOAD

May 11th, 2012
7:55 pm

GT Lee didn’t see it but GREAT for the LADY JACKETS. Last year they choked so maybe this Year they are Hungry for that ACC Title.

OH Yeah BABY!

May 11th, 2012
9:15 pm

Congrats, Lady Jackets! Go bust up some Hokies!

Texas Jacket

May 11th, 2012
10:09 pm

Go Lady Jackets

Dawg-Hatin' Jacket

May 12th, 2012
8:06 am

Go Lady Jackets! THWG

Road Scholar

May 12th, 2012
8:37 am

Do they get an automatic bid to the NCAA tourney?

Jacket Grad Dad

May 12th, 2012
9:27 am

Way to go ladies! Keep making us proud!!!!!!!

5150 UOAD

May 12th, 2012
10:06 am

ROAD…IF they win the ACC yes. TECH is #25 ranked right now and really need to win to make the tourney. UGa is #15 and really need to win the SEC to make sure they are in the tourney too.

5150 UOAD

May 12th, 2012
10:11 am

ROAD only 16 teams make it in the Softball Tourney. You figure the 6 major conferences get the regular season champs in and the conference tourney champ in so that is 12 teams give or take right there. GT & UGa didn’t win the season so they need to win the conference tourney to be a LOCK.

Biff Pocoroba

May 12th, 2012
10:48 am

64 teams make the softball tournament. They do it just like baseball now. Tech hosted the super regionals a couple of years ago after they won the regional they hosted.
The baseball team lost again last night with terrible defense in the eight. Since Tech only has one good pitcher now, they will get swept and miss the ACC tournament. At least Hall suckered DRad into giving him that new five year contract before the season so he doesn’t have to worry about another choke job by him.

5150 UOAD

May 12th, 2012
1:04 pm

BIFF WTF are you talking about? SHOW ME a 64 team Bracket!

Here is the bracket Link…………….

http://www.ncaa.com/brackets/softball/d1

5150 UOAD

May 12th, 2012
1:07 pm

the BEEZBall team about to start at UVA……………..NEEDING a win and Series. last night HURT bad.

5150 UOAD

May 12th, 2012
1:13 pm

6′6″ UVa pitcher looking OK but Hittable.

5150 UOAD

May 12th, 2012
2:01 pm

2 run SHOT for a HR
Evans puts TECH up 2-1.

Supersize that order, mutt

May 12th, 2012
2:43 pm

UOAD…..maybe I’m reading it wrong, but that link you posted looks to me like it has 64 teams in it.

5150 UOAD

May 12th, 2012
4:42 pm

It looks like 8 on one side and 8 on the other side.

Supersize that order, mutt

May 12th, 2012
5:10 pm

UOAD, if you click on one of those 8 side brackets, it appears that there are 4 teams playing in each one of them

Supersize that order, mutt

May 12th, 2012
5:12 pm

Lady Jackets up 4-1 in the 4th with one out and a runner on third. Keep it up, ladies !!!

Supersize that order, mutt

May 12th, 2012
5:18 pm

Pounding them now……still only 1 out in the 4th, but up to 6 – 1 now. Too bad they left the bases loaded in the first inning with no runs scored; it COULD have been even better for us.

Supersize that order, mutt

May 12th, 2012
5:51 pm

ACC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS !!!!

Hell, yeah !!1

Supersize that order, mutt

May 12th, 2012
5:51 pm

UOAD, if you were watching the game, the announcers referred to the field of 64 in the NCAA tournament.

Supersize that order, mutt

May 12th, 2012
6:57 pm

Supersize that order, mutt

May 12th, 2012
6:58 pm

Kuch sure paid a nice tribute to Tech golf coach Bruce Heppler in an interview they just did at the TPC

Supersize that order, mutt

May 12th, 2012
7:03 pm

5150 UOAD

May 12th, 2012
7:16 pm

I see the bracket and 64 are playing I think that is CRAZY but OK. How many MEN’s teams get to Omaha?
I know more teams are in the men’s tourney but only like 8 get to go to Omaha for the CWS.

Lady Jackets GREAT WIN. Kicked butt the last two games.

Supersize that order, mutt

May 13th, 2012
4:13 pm

GT66, are you still here? Ignore the 4:01PM comment; he’s a fake. But if you’re still here, check your email. I emailed you Friday

5150 UOAD

May 13th, 2012
4:36 pm

Super WHERE is MY email .LOL

I am stuffed from Mom’s Day brunch. We all ate way too much.

Not Disappointed

May 14th, 2012
3:15 pm

Congrats Lady Jackets!