Georgia vs Ole Miss Softball: The 14th-ranked Bulldogs (38-13, 10-9) needed just the third inning to defeat the visiting Rebels (35-16, 9-10) by a score of 8-0 in five innings on Friday evening.
The Bulldogs had 11 hits in the ballgame with seven different Bulldogs contributing to the action. Sydni Emanuel, Tina Iosefa, Alyssa DiCarlo and Samantha LaZear all had two hits respectively, while Alex Hugo, Cortni Emanuel and Lacey Sumerlin each had one.
Chelsea Wilkinson (22-4) pitched four innings in the shutout, delivering five strikeouts and only allowing three hits. Brittany Gray entered in as relief in the top of the fifth, allowing just one baserunner by way of walk.
Elisha Jahnke (9-6) will suffer the loss for the Rebels as she pitched three innings, giving up 10 hits and all eight runs. Krista Jacobs came in at the top of the fourth and pitched the remainder of the game with one hit and one walk to her line.
Both teams struggled to get the bats going for the first two innings, but the Bulldogs found their rhythm in the bottom of the third with help from the small ball. Four out of the five Bulldog batters reached by bunt singles to start the frame while an error allowed Sumerlin to score. Iosefa then pulled out a two-RBI double down the right line followed by DiCarlo with a two-RBI single. With two outs, LaZear and S. Emanuel came back up to record RBI singles, solidifying the 8-0 win.
The Bulldogs are back in action Saturday with a doubleheader versus the Rebels, closing out the home schedule for the regular season. Game one will begin at 1 p.m. ET and will be broadcasted on SEC Network+. Senior Day festivities will take place before first pitch while it will also be the team’s annual pink game for breast cancer awareness.
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