Two home runs, including one in the eighth inning, would be enough to lift North Carolina (20-18) to a 2-1 win over No. 10 Georgia (31-8) on Wednesday night.
Kendra Lynch and Kristen Brown put up the solo home runs, as Lynch led off the second with hers over right field while Brown added the winning run with one out in the eighth.
Kylie Bass (5-2) threw all eight innings, her longest outing of the year, as she allowed six hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. Lynch (17-14) also earned the win after the complete-game effort with eight hits and five strikeouts to her line.
Samantha LaZear and Alyssa DiCarlo each had two hits in the contest, as LaZear was 2-for-2 with five putouts in centerfield.
Georgia tallied its run in the fifth inning to knot it at 1 each, as Katie Browne opened the frame with a double down the left field line. A sacrifice bunt from Lacey Sumerlin moved pinch runner Brea Dickey to third before Sydni Emanuel’s groundout allowed Dickey home.
The Bulldogs hit the road this weekend, facing No. 14 Missouri in Columbia. The series begins on Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET on SEC Network+/WatchESPN. Saturday’s game moved to a 6 p.m. ET start on ESPN2 while the weekend concludes on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET back on SEC Network+.