SB: Dawgs Rout Austin Peay

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SB: Dawgs Rout Austin Peay

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The 19th-ranked Georgia softball team wrapped up a 6-0 week at home with an 8-0 victory over Austin Peay Sunday at Jack Turner Stadium.

The Bulldogs have won six straight games and improve to 14-3 on the season and undefeated at home through 11 games.

Senior Ciara Bryan led the Bulldogs offensively going 3-for-3 at the plate, scoring twice with an RBI. Sophomore Lacey Fincher added to the effort with a hit and a pair of RBI including a walk-off solo shot to secure the win for Georgia in the bottom of the sixth.

Mary Wilson Avant (6-2) worked five innings in her start in the circle, tossing a no-hitter through four innings. She fanned five Governors (4-7) and walked none. She retired 13 of 14 batters before allowing a hit with one out in the fifth. Alley Cutting pitched an inning in relief on Sunday.

With runners on the corners, a stolen base by Sydney Kuma prompted an errant throw down to second by the catcher, allowing Bryan to score and put Georgia on the board, 1-0. Georgia loaded the bases in the inning but stranded them full.

A five-run second inning for the Bulldogs began with back-to-back bases-loaded walks to Kuma and Fincher. A wild pitch allowed Jordan Doggett to score. Mackenzie Puckett doubled down the left field line, driving two more runs in and opening a six-run Georgia lead, 6-0.

Lacey Fincher
Lacey Fincher

An RBI single to right off the bat of Bryan drove in Savana Sikes to widen the lead to 7-0 in the fifth.

Fincher began the sixth by sending the first pitch of the inning over the camera platform in center to enact the run rule and end the game, 8-0.

Up next, Georgia hosts Alabama State Tuesday. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. against the Hornets. Georgia then travels to Clemson for the first-ever meeting with the Tigers in their inaugural season. First pitch from Clemson is scheduled for 5 p.m.

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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.