ATLANTA - The 15th-ranked Georgia softball team defeated Georgia State in six innings Wednesday, 10-1, at Robert E. Heck Softball Complex.
The win is Georgia's sixth-straight run-rule victory to open the 2020 season.
The top six Bulldogs in the lineup recorded multiple hits in Wednesday's contest, led by three hits from freshman third baseman Sara Mosley, who also drove in three runs to lead the team. In all, Georgia hit three home runs and three doubles.
In the circle, Mary Wilson Avant (3-0) pitched four scoreless innings in her start, fanning seven and allowing only one hit. Alley Cutting worked two innings in relief, allowing one run on four hits.
Georgia (6-0) plated a pair of runs in the top of the first to capture an early lead. With two down in the inning and Ciara Bryan on third, the freshmen duo of Mosley and Sydney Kuma hit back-to-back doubles to find a first-inning 2-0 lead.
Three Bulldogs came in to score in the top half of the third. Bryan led off the frame with a solo shot to right center to widen the led to 3-0. With runners on second and third, Kuma drove in her second run of the game with an infield single to short, scoring pinch runner Tyler Armistead. Jordan Doggett then sent a base hit back up the middle to plate Mosley and lengthen the Bulldogs' lead to 5-0.
Doggett launched her fourth career home run, a solo shot, down the right field line, adding to Georgia's lead, 6-0, in the fifth.
The Panthers (1-4) broke up Georgia's shutout with a single run in the home half of the fifth, 6-1.
Savana Sikes knocked her first home run of the season, a two-run blast to left, to widen the lead to 8-1 in the top of the sixth. Four batters later, with two on, Mosley plugged the left-center gap to drive in both runners, bringing the lead to nine, 10-1.
Up next, Georgia will travel to Clearwater, Florida to take part in the St. Pete/Clearwater Elite Invitational. Georgia opens play in Clearwater Friday against Kansas at noon, ET, on SEC Network. Georgia takes on #21 Northwestern later that day at 3 p.m.