Winthrop's Stephanie Reid hit a walk-off grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead the Eagles to a 5-1 victory in the game one against Georgia Tech, but lost the nightcap 3-2, splitting the doubleheader and snapping a nine-game winning streak on Thursday at Terry Field.
In the first match, two pitches before Reid launched the ball over the left-field fence, Reid hit a deep fly ball down the left-field line that was nearly caught by left fielder Christy Jones as the ball bounced off the edge of her glove.
Winthrop (17-11) got a solid pitching performance by Megan Evans, who tossed a complete game, allowing one earned run on five hits with three walks and five strikeouts as she improved to 8-4 on the year.
In the third inning, the Eagles jumped on the board first as Reid singled up the middle to drive home Tessa Thomas from second base. Reid had all five RBIs in the first game, a career high.
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Savannah Brown singled up the middle with one out in the sixth inning, scoring Jones and tying the game at 1-1.
Reid finished the game 3-for-5 and Lisa Kingsmore was 2-for-4 while Thomas had a hit and two runs.
Game two of the doubleheader came down to the final inning again once again, but this time it was Georgia Tech (11-21) that came through offensively in the seventh.
The Eagles led 2-1 heading into the seventh and Cari Wooldridge seemed to be in control on the mound until Blair Shimandle led off with a chopper to third base that found the right spot for a hit. Shimandle stole second and scored on a double by Brown.
Brittany Barnes followed with a single up the middle, but Brown was thrown out trying to reach third as she hesitated on contact. Whitney Haller hit a solid shot to the right-center gap for an RBI double and a 3-2 lead.
The Eagles tried to rally with two outs as Kingsmore singled up the middle and Reid reached on an error by shortstop Aileen Morales. However, Mallory Hogan grounded out to Morales to end the game.
Wooldridge tossed a complete game, allowing three runs on six hits with no walks and five strikeouts to fall to 8-6 on the year.
In the two games, Winthrop left a total of 16 runners stranded. Kingsmore finished the second game 3-for-4 and has now hit safely in 24 of the team's 27 games this season.
With her five RBIs in the first game, Reid moved into a tie with Leslie McAlister on the school's all-time list with a total of 126 RBIs in her career. She also became just the fifth player in school history to reach 200 hits in a career.
Winthrop will be back in action on Wednesday when it travels to Raleigh, N.C., to take on the Wolfpack of N.C. State at 4 p.m.