No. 3-seeded Hokies fall to No. 6-seeded Georgia Tech, 6-2, despite Ritter's three hits

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DURHAM, N.C. – In the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament, third-seeded Virginia Tech softball fell to sixth-seeded Georgia Tech 6-2 at Duke Softball Stadium on Thursday.

The Yellow Jackets (32-22) got on the board first, scoring a run in the top of the second inning. The Hokies (39-12-1) answered in the bottom of the third inning, as left fielder Addy Greene tallied a sacrifice fly to score center fielder Emma Ritter. But Georgia Tech scored five unanswered before a solo home run by Ritter in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Ritter, who was named first-team All-ACC earlier this week, finished with a team-high three hits, recording a home run, triple and a single.

Pitcher Lyndsey Grein (12-4) started for the Hokies, going 4.2 innings and racking up five strikeouts while allowing two runs. Pitchers Emma Mazzarone and Emma Lemley also entered the circle.

Next up for Virginia Tech is Selection Sunday. The NCAA Tournament Selection Show will take place at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2.
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