The 17th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs fell short of sweeping the series against Texas A&M by suffering a tough 16-8 loss in six innings on Sunday afternoon at Jack Turner Stadium.
“It was a disappointing performance, really on all phases of the game. There were some good things, some bright spots,” said Head Coach Tony Baldwin.
The Aggies struck first by putting up six runs in the first inning. Two bases-loaded walks and a grand slam put the Aggies ahead early and fast. Starting pitcher Madison Kerpics exited the game after the six runs and Lauren Mathis entered to end the inning for the Bulldogs.
Savana Sikes led the Dawgs off with a huge double to left field. Following the double, Jaiden Fields hit a single. Fields was out after trying to advance to second but Sikes advanced to third and scored. Georgia then loaded the bases and Aniyah Black was walked to bring in another run for the Bulldogs, putting another run up.
In the top of the second, Texas A&M had a two-run homer to extend their lead to 8-2.
In the bottom of the third Georgia brought in four runs. Sydney Kuma scored Lacey Fincher with an RBI to right. Black doubled to left field and drove in two runs. Later, Sikes hit a fly ball to left field. Black tagged up and had a phenomenal slide into home plate to bring the score to 8-6.
Texas A&M added on another run in the fourth with an RBI single. Nothing for the Dawgs in the fourth. The Aggies had another RBI single in the fifth to add on a run and extend their lead to 10-6.
In the bottom of the fifth, Sara Mosley hit a two-run double off the wall in right field to make the score 10-8.
The Aggies scored six runs in the sixth to end the game with a run-rule win.
The Dawgs will be back in action Wednesday, March 30th against the Georgia Southern Eagles at Jack Turner Stadium in Athens Georgia. The first pitch is slated for 6 p.m.