The 13th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs defeated the North Carolina Tarheels 3-2 Friday afternoon at Jack Turner Stadium in Athens Georgia.
The Dawgs were able to produce three runs from six hits.
Madison Kerpics started in the circle for the Dawgs and pitched two innings allowing no hits and one run. Britton Rogers came in as relief and pitched the remaining five innings. Rogers only allowed one run with four hits and recorded three strikeouts. Following the win today, Rogers is now 5-0 on the season.
“I think it just comes down to really attacking when we are out there going right into it and not really playing around,” said Rogers.
Jaiden Fields was a key player for Georgia’s offense and also hit the game-winning home run.
The Tarheels struck first, but the Dawgs suddenly responded to tie the game. Ellie Armistead had a sacrifice pop up to right field to tie the game. Not long after, Savana Sikes had a base hit straight up the middle to score Fields. Georgia took the 2-1 lead.
In the top of the fourth inning, North Carolina was able to bring in the tying run. In the bottom of the sixth, Fields hit a home run to give Georgia the 3-2 lead. Rogers shut out the next 3 batters in North Carolina’s order to obtain the Georgia win.
The Dawgs will be back in action at Jack Turner Stadium Saturday afternoon at 1 pm against Bryant and 3:30 pm against North Carolina.