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Rush, Jordan to get first taste of UGA-Tech rivarly

Rush, Jordan to get first taste of UGA-Tech rivarly

Former Eagle's Landing Christian standout Hope Rush and Union Grove all-star Catln Jordan will get their first taste of just what the Georgia-Georgia Tech rivalry is all about when the two college freshmen take the field tonight as the arch rivals renew their softball rivaly tonight in Atlanta.

The first pitch is set for 7 p.m.

Both teams come into the game ranked in Top-25 polls.

Tech, which is ranked sixth in one poll and 10th in a second national softball, enters the game with a 32-5 overall record.

Georgia enters the contest ranked 12th in one poll and 15th in another comes to Atlanta with a 27-8 record.

Both Jordan and Rush have enjoyed a fast start to their college softball careers.

Jordan, who is playing first base for Tech, is the third leading batter on the Yellow Jackets with a .308 average. She has six home runs and 23 RBIs.

Rush is pulling double duty for her new college team. The former all-state pitcher, who led ELCA to three Class A titles, pitches for Tech, and is also inserted into the Tech line up when not pitching because of her offensive firepower.

Rush has already tossed two no hitters during her college career, and is 18-3 with a team leading 1.27 ERA. She has 114 strikeouts and 54 walks.

At the plate, Rush heads into tonight's game with Georgia batting .294. She has pounded out 11 home runs and driven in 33 runs.

--Doug Gorman