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Georgia Tech Softball places sixth at the ACC Championships

Georgia Tech Softball has had a great season, which is why they have earned the No. 6 seed in the ACC Championships.

The Yellow Jackets finished 31-22 and 12-12 in the ACC.

  • The Jackets earned the No. 6 seed after a 12-win campaign in ACC play, their most conference wins since 2018.
  • Tech won five ACC games via mercy rule (three against Pitt, at NC State and against Louisville). It is the most ACC run-rule victories since the program record (6) was set in 2010.
  • The three wins over Pitt (14-5 (5), 10-1 (6) and 8-0 (5)) marked the first run-rule sweep of an ACC opponent in program history, with the Jackets winning the series with a combined score of 32-6 over 16 innings.
  • That win over Pitt helped set a program-record 12-0 homestand for the Jackets from Feb. 21 to March 15. It was the longest undefeated homestand in program history.
  • That homestand grew into a 15-game winning streak after the Jackets defeated NC State on the road the following weekend.
  • The Jackets set a program record for best start to the ACC season, winning their first 7 games in conference play by defeating Pitt and NC State before losing the series opener vs. Notre Dame won.
  • Tech has the best doubles defense in the conference, with 25 double kills this year.
  • GT has done a very good job of limiting opponents’ baserunners, allowing just 21 stolen bases this season, seven short of the program record for fewest in a season.
  • This will be Georgia Tech’s 29th appearance in the ACC Championships, the third most in the conference behind Florida State and UNC.
  • The Yellow Jackets have won 37 games in the tournament, the second most in conference history behind FSU.
  • Georgia Tech’s five ACC Tournament titles are the second most in the conference.
  • GT and FSU are the only programs to win at least one game at the ACC Tournament in each of the past four seasons (the tournament was canceled in 2020).
  • This will be the fifth meeting between Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech in the tournament. GT leads the all-time series 3-1, winning the last meeting 9-1 (5) in 2012.

This is the highest seed the Jackets have earned since 2013 and ties 2018 for the highest seed achieved under head coach Aileen Morales. This is the latest in a string of achievements for the 2024 Yellow Jackets as they look to return to the ACC semifinals for the first time since 2012.

(All stats and information courtesy of Georgia Tech Athletics)