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Georgia evens series against Arkansas

561 days ago
Georgia Athletics

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- After a tough loss on Friday night, the Georgia softball team (32-21, 5-18) bounced back for a 6-2 victory against Arkansas (31-20, 7-16) on Saturday afternoon.

Georgia capitalized on six hits, including four that went for extra bases. Alyssa DiCarlo and Maeve McGuire each posted a double, Kendall Burton tabbed her fourth triple of the year while Lacey Sumerlin put up a home run in the sixth. McGuire and Cortni Emanuel collected two hits against a staff of Razorback pitchers, as starter Caroline Hedgcock (3-4) took the loss.

Brittany Gray (18-10) held the home team to three hits, as she went six innings with a walk and seven strikeouts. Kylie Bass threw a hitless seventh inning to close out the win.

Georgia held a 6-0 lead after 5.5 played, climbing ahead early with a two-run first frame. Two Arkansas errors let C. Emanuel and McGuire round the bases before DiCarlo belted out an RBI double for one run in the third. Burton's one-out triple led to a 4-0 lead after five while Sumerlin hit a two-run home run to left center in the sixth.

Arkansas cut the lead to 6-2 after a RBI triple from Loren Krzysko and a Bulldog fielding error. However, a web gem catch into the right field wall by Burton along with holding the Razorbacks' threat in the seventh sealed the win and tied the series for the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs wrap the regular season on Sunday with a 2 p.m. ET game against the Razorbacks. The game will air on SEC Network+/WatchESPN.