The Georgia Bulldogs had a 12-run first inning to launch them over LSU 16-9 at Jack Turner Stadium in Athens, Georgia.
The crowd showed up early and loud. There were 1,533 spectators there to watch Lu Harris-Champer’s ceremony and first pitch.
Sara Mosley had quite the day for the Dawgs going 5-for-5, making history for the Georgia team. This is the first time this has been done since 2004.
Georgia notched 18 hits today including three home runs. Sydney Kuma had three RBIs on the game and was also a huge help for the Dawgs. Jaiden Fields, Aniyah Black and Lacey Fincher all had two hits on the game.
Britton Rogers secured the win for the Dawgs in the circle. Lauren Mathis went an inning for Georgia also. Kylie Macy and Riley Orcutt were also seen in the circle.
“Hopefully, we can go back out there and be in a good place and control the ball from the circle tomorrow and have another good day at the plate,” said head coach Tony Baldwin.
In the top of the first, LSU had a huge three-run home run and quickly took the lead with three. But, Georgia answered back in the bottom of the inning.
The bulldogs plated 12 runs on 10 hits. Bases loaded RBIs from Jayda Kearney, Black and Fields tied the game at three. Mackenzie Puckett had a solid two-run RBI hit to right field to give the Dawgs the lead. The Dawgs quickly took over with a three-run homer from Kuma and a pair of two-run homers off the bats of Fincher and Fields to bring in a total of 12 runs in the first inning.
In the second Mosley had another single RBI to plate CJ Landrum to extend the Dawgs lead to 13.
LSU then proceeded to have five bases loaded walks in the top of the third due to pitching challenges for Georgia. The Tigers were able to plate five runs in the inning. In the top of the fourth a deep solo home run shot for the Tigers added on another run to make the score 13-9.
Fields then plated a run for the Dawgs with a sac fly to right field to extend the Dawgs score to 14-9.
In the sixth Kuma plated Black to add on another run for the Dawgs. Shortly after, Mosley scored Kuma on a huge single shot to center field. Mosley’s hit extending the Dawgs lead to 16-9 to end the game.
The Dawgs will be looking for a win tomorrow in order to clinch a series win. First pitch is slated for noon at Jack Turner Stadium.