After a rain delay, the Georgia softball team earned two run-rule wins against Dayton and Louisiana-Monroe. The Bulldogs beat Dayton 10-2 and ended the day beating ULM 10-2. Georgia remains undefeated, progressing to 11-0 on the season.
Georgia’s bats were on fire in both games. Cortni Emanuel went 4-for-4 on the day and had five hits, tying her career high. She also notched four bases throughout the two games. The four stolen bases mark a perfect 17-for-17 on the season. Other notable offensive players for the team were Sydni Emanuel and Alyssa DiCarlo who each had four hits.
DiCarlo stood out the most in the two games as she notched two more home runs on the season. During the first game, she hit a walk-off home run to force the run rule and sealing the win. In the first inning of the second contest, DiCarlo sent one deep to center field for a three-run homer. DiCarlo finished the day with six RBIs through the two games. Hwe two home runs on Saturday give DiCarlo seven on the season. She currently leads the country in home runs this season.
Kylie Bass got the start for the first game and Brittany Gray for the second match. Bass improved to 4-0 on the season. She pitched 5.2 innings against Dayton on Saturday and got the win. She only allowed three hits and one run. Mary Wilson Avant came in to relieve Bass and faced just two batters. Avant gave up a run before sealing the final out needed.
In both games, Georgia got off to quick starts. They were up 5-0 after five innings in the first matchup against Dayton before allowing two runs. Georgia’s defense stepped up big and didn’t allow another run. The offense also came up big and responded in the bottom of the fifth. Maeve McGuire set it up with a two-RBI triple followed by DiCarlo’s two-run homer.
Brittany Gray also stayed perfect on the season as she progressed her record to 6-0. She pitched all five innings only allowing a two-run home run in the third inning.
The bats of the Bulldogs stayed hot as they scored four points in the first inning. DiCarlo smacked a three-run homer bringing in the first points. Georgia scored again in the second before allowing the homer by ULM in the third. The Bulldogs scored in the third and sealed the deal notching four points in the fifth causing the run-rule finish.
Georgia will finish up the 14th Annual Georgia Softball Classic with a game against Dayton on Sunday. The rematch will begin at 1 p.m. After Sunday’s game, the team will travel to California to compete in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.