Feb. 10, 2013
ATLANTA, Ga. - The Coastal Carolina softball team fell into an early hole and suffered an 11-3 loss to Georgia Tech in five innings Sunday afternoon in its final game of the Georgia Tech-Kennesaw State Invitational.
The Chanticleers dropped to 2-3 on the season, while the Yellow Jackets remained unbeaten at 5-0.
Georgia Tech hit a pair of two-run home runs off of Coastal starter Ashley Bagwell and took advantage of two Chant miscues after Morgan Mastriania entered in relief to build a 7-1 lead after two innings.
Coastal got one run back in the third when an RBI single by Kory Hayden scored Bri Chiusano, who had reached on an error. The Chanticleers had a chance to close the deficit further after two more Yellow Jacket errors loaded the bases. However, Georgia Tech pitcher Hope Rush got an inning-ending strikeout on a 3-2 pitch to Jessie Winans.
The Yellow Jackets made it 8-2 in the bottom of the third before Noad homered to lead off the fourth. Georgia Tech scored three more runs in the bottom of the inning, with help from Coastal's fourth error of the game.
Trying to extend the game in the top of the fifth, CCU again loaded the bases on a walk and singles by Kiana Quolas and Pierre. Rush, though, got two straight outs to finish it.
Bagwell (1-1) took the loss, giving up four runs on four hits. Mastriania worked three innings and allowed four earned runs on four hits.
The Chants totaled six hits in the game, while the teams combined for seven errors.
Coastal returns to action Friday, Feb. 15 when it faces Tennessee and South Florida in the USF 4 Team Tournament.