In the second game of an ACC series, the North Carolina softball team (16-11, 6-2 ACC) was easily defeated by Georgia Tech (21-12, 4-4 ACC) on Saturday, losing, 13-5.
With a Friday win under its belt, UNC was hoping to carry that momentum into the weekend. But when Georgia Tech jumped on UNC early Saturday, it became clear that it was not North Carolina’s day.
UNC got on the board first when senior Kiani Ramsey reached first base with a bunt in the first inning. Senior Berlynne Delamora was then hit by a pitch, allowing Ramsey to advance to second. Ramsey then scored on a single by sophomore Megan Dray.
Georgia Tech wasted no time answering. The first batter of the second inning homered to right field, bringing the score to 1-1. Two Yellow Jackets each reached on a fielder’s choice as the Tar Heels started to lose their footing in the field. Georgia Tech crushed another homerun, driving in three more runs. The Yellow Jackets finished out the inning by ripping a double to right field and scoring again. The Tar Heels entered the bottom of the second inning down 5-1.