Georgia Rallies Against Softball, 6-4, in Eight Innings

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first_imgStory Links Georgia tied the game in the third inning after a leadoff triple off the center field wall that Johnson just missed catching and one batter later a shallow single by Milz to center field scored Fincher. The Georgia Bulldogs took its first lead of the game in the bottom of third on Alyssa DiCarlo’s two-run home run over the right center field wall. Georgia (41-17) tied the game in the seventh with a solo home run by Justice Miltz off Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) that sent the game to extra innings. Ciara Bryan hit a two-run, one-out walkoff home run in the eighth inning to advance Georgia to Saturday’s 3 p.m. winners’ game. Drake (42-15), which took an early 1-0 lead but fell behind 3-1 in the third, grabbed the lead back in the fourth inning. Taryn Pena (Columbia, Ill.) and Newman were each hit by Kylie Bass and Sarah Maddox (Henderson, Nev.) followed with a single through the right side to load the bases. Pinch hitter and catcher Gabbie Jonas (Omaha, Neb.) came through with a sacrifice fly to left that scored Pena to cut Georgia’s lead to 3-2. Two batters later after Abby Buie (Gardner, Kan.) moved both runners into scoring position with a fielder’s choice, Libby Ryan (Mount Vernon, Iowa) smacked a single up the middle that plated Newman and Maddox for a 4-3 Drake lead. vs. North Dakota State 5/18/2019 – 5:30 PM Full Schedule Roster Drake will play Saturday at 5:30 p.m. against the loser of host Minnesota and North Dakota State, who played 30 minutes after Drake and Georgia. Print Friendly Version Next Game: MINNEAPOLIS – The Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Drake University softball team, 6-4, in eight innings Friday night in the first game of the NCAA Tournament in the Minneapolis Regional held on the campus of the University of Minnesota. Drake struck first in its first at bat after it loaded the bases with one out for Newman, who hit a sharp grounder to third as the Georgia third baseman Savana stepped on the base for the second out. Her throw to home trying to get Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa) though struck Johnson in the back and allowed her to score the first run.center_img Preview Newman’s record moved to 28-7 with her first loss since March 10 at Tulsa. She allowed six runs on seven hits, including three home runs with nine strikeouts and zero walks. PDF Box Score Jordan Doggett lined a leadoff base hit into left to begin the eighth inning. Bryan then stepped in and hit a home run to centerfield. The tying home run came with one out and Newman bounced back getting the next two hitters out. Watch Live Photo Gallery ESPN3 Live Statslast_img

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