April 12, 2017
ATHENS, Ga. – Georgia Tech (12-28) trailed No. 19 Georgia (28-13) by one run, 3-2, until the bottom of the sixth when the Bulldogs scored four runs on four hits to defeat the Yellow Jackets, 7-2, on Wednesday afternoon at Jack Turner Stadium.
How it Happened
The Jackets struck first in the top of the second. Malea Bell roped her eighth double of the season and moved to third on a single to right off the bat of Katie Krzus. A passed ball brought home Bell.
Georgia plated a run and scored another on a sacrifice fly in the third inning to take a 2-1 lead. Colleen Darragh caught the fly ball with the bases loaded and fired over to third to get Sydni Emanuel trying to take third to get out of the jam.
The Jackets got that run back in the top of the fourth. Krzus and Kaylee Ellebracht smacked singles, and Darragh drew a walk to load the bases. With two outs, freshman Crosby Huckabay drew a walk to bring in Krzus and tie the game 2-2.
UGA regained the lead 3-2 with a solo shot to center to lead off the bottom of the same frame. The Bulldogs added to their lead in the sixth inning. A single and two walks loaded the bases with one out. A plunked batter brought home UGA’s fourth run, making it 4-2.
The Bulldogs added three more runs in the inning on back-to-back hits for the final score, 7-2.
Emily Anderson (4-10) pitched six innings as the pitcher of record and allowed seven runs on 10 hits.Georgia’s Kylie Bass (6-0) earned the win after throwing a complete-game with two runs on four hits.
`I thought we played well for the majority of the game,” head coach Shelly Hoerner said. “We were aggressive at the plate, taking great cuts and making some great defensive plays as well. We have to find a way to stop their [the opponent’s] big inning when it begins to occur and finish more effectively.”
– Krzus went 2-for-3 with a run
– Bell doubled and scored a run to extend her hit streak to eight games and her reached base streak to 11 games
– Ellebracht sliced a single to right
– Huckabay reached in two of her three plate appearances – hit by pitch and a walk
– The Jackets turned their 17th double play of the season
The Jackets travel to Charlottesville, Va. for a three-game series at Virginia. Friday’s game to kick off the series begins at 6 p.m. on the ACC Network Extra.
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