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Georgia Tech Downs Furman In Wednesday Softball Action, 14-2

Taylor Vahle
Taylor Vahle

Greenville, S.C. -- Katie Krzus belted two home runs and Georgia Tech tallied nine runs in the top of the fourth inning en route to a 14-2 victory over Furman Wednesday evening in softball action at Pepsi Stadium.

After a leadoff walk to open the game, Krzus hammered a two-run blast to left field and the Yellow Jackets extended their lead to 3-0 with an unearned run in the top of the second inning. Furman's Taylor Vahle and Savannah Hughes reached on singles in the bottom of the second and a two-out throwing error on Amanda Fleming's grounder to shortstop allowed two runs to score as the Paladins trimmed the Georgia Tech lead to 3-2.

The Yellow Jackets, who took advantage of five Furman errors on the night, plated two more unearned runs on a pair of Paladin miscues in the third before scoring nine runs on seven hits and two more errors in the top of the fourth. Krzus highlighted the fourth-inning rally for Georgia Tech with a three-run blast to left-center field, her second homer of the day.

Morgan Bruce (10-5) surrendered just two unearned runs on five hits over four innings to earn the victory, while Furman's Mackense Greico (1-8) was charged with 14 runs, 10 earned, in three and a third innings of work to suffer the loss.

Krzus finished the game 3-for-3 with a pair of homers, five RBIs and three runs, while Crosby Huckabay went 3-for-4 with a double and drove in two runs for the Yellow Jackets. Vahle led the Furman offense with a pair of hit, including a double.

Furman continues its midweek, non-conference action on Thursday with a 5 p.m. doubleheader versus Binghamton before entertaining the Chattanooga Mocs in a three-game series this weekend to begin Southern Conference play.

All five Furman contests this week will be streamed live on the SoCon Digital Network and live statistics will be provided through StatBroadcast. Links for both will be available at FurmanPaladins.com.