TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The 14th-seeded Georgia softball team fell to No. 3 Florida State 8-1 in game one of the 2023 NCAA Tallahassee Super Regional at JoAnne Graf Field.
Georgia enters Friday's game two 42-14. Saturday's game will begin at 8 p.m., ET, on ESPN in Tallahassee.
Madison Kerpics (19-7) pitched two and a third innings in her start, allowing four runs on six hits to the Seminoles. She struck out two and walked one. Shelby Walter worked two innings out of the pen, giving up four runs on two hits. Kylie Macy had a scoreless inning and two-thirds outing, giving up one hit.
The offense scattered six hits, two coming off the bat of Sydney Kuma including a home run, Georgia's lone run. Dallis Goodnight and Lyndi Rae Davis each had a hit at the top of the Georgia order.
The 12th home run off the bat of Kuma put Georgia on the board 1-0 to lead off the top of the second inning, 1-0.
Florida State (54-9) broke through in the home half of the third with four runs. A pair of RBI doubles and a single along with an RBI fielder's choice pushed four runs across for the Seminoles, 4-1.
A pair of bases loaded, two-RBI singles plated four runs for FSU in the bottom of the fifth, widening the lead to 8-1.