Georgia rallied for a 6-4 win over Texas A&M Sunday for the program’s first win in College Station.
The Aggies (17-9, 2-4 SEC) took a 1-0 lead in the third after Mikey Hoehner doubled and scored on a base hit by Kalae Harrison. Prior to that, Bulldog right-hander Jonathan Cannon had retired seven straight with five strikeouts. In the top of the fourth, a two-out, run-scoring single by Georgia’s Chaney Rogers tied the game. In the fifth, a two-out walk to Kalae Harrison sparked an Aggie rally. Three consecutive singles followed and Texas A&M moved in front 3-1.
Georgia (16-7, 2-4 SEC) missed a scoring opportunity in the sixth putting runners at the corners with nobody out following a leadoff double by Kameron Guidry and infield single by Connor Tate. A diving stop by third baseman Bryce Blaum followed, and he got Guidry trying to score. The next two Bulldogs were retired to maintain the lead. The Aggies added a run in the sixth for a 4-1 edge.
Then, the Bulldogs used a two-out rally in the seventh to tie the game, getting RBI-singles from Josh McAllister, Connor Tate and Riley King off the Aggie bullpen. With the bases loaded, Aggie left-hander Will Johnston uncorked a wild pitch bringing Tate home for a 5-4 Bulldog lead. With two outs in the eighth, McAllister made it 6-4 with his team-leading fifth home run to give him a three-hit afternoon.
Freshman Jaden Woods notched his first career victory, tossing the final four innings. He allowed one run on three hits with three strikeouts. Aggie reliever Alex Magers dropped to 1-1. Coming in Sunday, Georgia was 0-for-8 all-time in College Station.
Georgia finishes a four-game road swing Tuesday when it faces Clemson (12-9). First pitch is slated for 6:02 p.m. on the ACC Network and can be heard on the Georgia Bulldog Sports Network.
Georgia’s Acting Head Coach Scott Daeley
On the game
“We’re down 0-2 in the series on the road, and then we’re behind 4-1 in the seventh and Texas A&M was making some great plays in the field. Still, our guys clawed back and got the win today, and I’m proud of them. We are a very resilient bunch and this is something we have to build on. This team has a lot of fight and was a big win today.”