The 15th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs defeated Furman 9-2 on Wednesday at Jack Turner Stadium in Athens, Georgia. This game concludes the midweek games for the season.
“The pitcher was a drop ball pitcher and slower than usual, so I was just thinking about getting the bottom of the ball and it worked. It was a little pop-up home run, so it worked,” said Armistead
Lauren Mathis notched the win for the Bulldogs. Mathis went four innings and struck out nine batters. Britton Rogers, Kylie Macy and Riley Orcutt also were in the circle for the Dawgs.
Georgia scored 9 runs off of 9 hits. Each of these hits came from nine different batters in the lineup. Ellie Armistead had a huge night for the Dawgs. Armistead hit her first-career grand slam in the bottom of the fourth.
Furman hopped on the board in the second with an infield single RBI.
An RBI from Aniyah Black got things started for the Dawgs and plated Jaiden Fields for the first run. A ground out by Makenzie Puckett drew a fielder’s choice and Sydney Chambley crossed home plate for the second run.
In the bottom of the fourth Georgia had the bases loaded. Ellie Armistead sent one over the score board for a grand slam. This extended Georgia’s lead to 6-1.
In the top of the fifth Furman was able to plate another run to cut the Dawgs lead to 6-2.
In the bottom of the inning Payden Bordeau brought in CJ Landrum with an infield single. Hayley Eaton then popped one up to center field and Jayda Kearney was able to tag up and cross home to extend the Dawg’s lead to 8-2.
Sara Mosley scored on a wild pitch in the sixth and stretched Georgia’s lead to 9-2.
Kylie Macy closed out the game for the Dawgs in the circle during the seventh inning.
The Bulldogs will be back in action on the Plains Friday against Auburn. First pitch is slated for 7 p.m.