Georgia Softball Falls to Mississippi State in Game One, 9-4

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Georgia Softball Falls to Mississippi State in Game One, 9-4

Cortni Emanuel slides in the 2nd base (2)
Cortni Emanuel slides in the 2nd base (2)

The Georgia softball team fell to Mississippi State on Friday night 9-4 in game one of the series. The Bulldogs kept it tight until the top of the sixth when MSU hit a grand slam to clinch the win. Georiga is currently 2-11 in SEC play, their worst start since 2001.

Mary Wilson Avant
Mary Wilson Avant

Kylie Bass started for Georgia, pitching just two innings. She gave up four hits and three runs. Mary Wilson-Avant relieved bass in the third inning and pitched four total innings. She gave up seven hits and six runs. Amanda Ablan came in for Avant in the seventh to close out the game, striking one batter out and walking one giving up one run. Avant took the loss for Georgia with four earned runs.
Mississippi State took an early 3-2 lead in the game before an error allowed two Georgia runners to score. The error gave Georgia its first lead of the game at 4-3. However it wasn’t long before MSU answered with six unanswered points in the final three frams to clinch the win.

Celebration at home plate for Alyssa DiCarlo's home run
Celebration at home plate for Alyssa DiCarlo’s home run

Georgia’s offense posted four hits during the game while Mississippi State posted 12. Three of the hits came from the first three batters, Cortni and Sydni Emanuel tabbed one and Alyssa Dicarlo the third. DiCarlo hit her 10th home run of the season in the third. Brea Dickey added the final hit for Georgia.
UGA fought a grudge match up until the sixth inning when MSU hit its grand slam. However, miscus and Georgia’s three errors caused them to lose on Friday night.
Game two of the series begins on Saturday April 15th at 2 p.m.
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Savannah Leigh is a recent graduate of the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia. She is an avid SEC, Dawgs, and college football fan. She also adores her four-year-old black lab, Champ Bailey.