Georgia 4, UCLA 1

May 27, 2005

LOS ANGELES, Calif. --- The No. 10-seeded Georgia Bulldogs (55-13) opened NCAA Super Regional play in grand fashion on Friday night with a 4-1 win over the No. 7-seeded UCLA Bruins (34-18) at Easton Stadium.

Georgia needs one win against UCLA on Saturday to earn its first appearance in the Women's College World Series.

Michelle Green (27-3) started in the circle for Georgia and earned the win after scattering one run and three hits, striking out six.

Jessica Doucette and Courtney Knight each tallied two-run home runs to pace the Georgia offense.

Green escaped a one-out jam in the third inning after recording a strikeout and a ground out, stranding Bruin runners on first and second base.

Doucette broke a scoreless tie in bottom of the fifth when she delivered a two-out two-run home run to left field.

Georgia added two runs in the sixth inning to extend its lead to 4-0. Charvi Greer led off the frame with a bunt single and scored on Knight two-run blast to right center field.

Emily Zaplatosch cut the Georgia lead to 4-1 in the sixth inning after hitting a two-out solo home run.

Anjelica Selden (23-12) took the loss in the circle for the Bruins after scattering four runs and six hits.

Georgia and UCLA return to action on Saturday with game two slated for 9 p.m. EDT. Game three (if necessary) is scheduled for 11:30 EDT. Fans of Georgia Softball can join play-by-play announcer Noah Krey as he broadcasts all of Saturday's action live on GXtra.com.

 
Box score (NCAA) 
                            The Automated ScoreBook
                        #10 Georgia Bulldogs at #7 UCLA
              May 27, 2005 at Los Angeles, Calif. (Easton Stadium)

Georgia Bulldogs 4 (55-13)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Courtney Knight rf.......  3  1  1  2   0  1  4  0   0
Katie Lewis 2b...........  3  0  1  0   0  1  1  4   0
Kim Wendland dh..........  3  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Megan McAllister 1b......  3  0  0  0   0  1  4  0   0
Katie Vickers ss.........  2  0  0  0   1  0  2  1   0
Jessica Gilmore lf.......  3  1  1  0   0  1  0  0   0
Jessica Doucette 3b......  3  1  2  2   0  0  0  1   0
Kelsey Todd cf...........  2  0  0  0   0  0  4  0   0
Charvi Greer c...........  2  1  1  0   0  0  6  0   0
 Ashley Godfrey ph.......  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   2
Michelle Green p.........  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Totals................... 26  4  6  4   1  7 21  6   2

UCLA 1 (34-18)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Duran, Andrea 3b.........  2  0  0  0   0  1  0  2   0
Henry, Tara cf...........  2  0  0  0   1  1  0  0   0
Benyi, Caitlin 2b........  3  0  1  0   0  1  2  2   0
Zaplatosch, Emily c......  3  1  1  1   0  0  7  1   3
Legaspi, Jodie ss........  3  0  0  0   0  1  1  6   0
Dedmon, Kristen dh.......  3  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   0
 Eno, Alissa pr..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Colburn, Krista rf.......  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Dodd, Lisa 1b............  3  0  0  0   0  0  9  0   1
Herrera, Ashley lf.......  2  0  1  0   0  0  1  0   0
Selden, Anjelica p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  1  0   0
Totals................... 24  1  3  1   1  6 21 11   4

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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Georgia Bulldogs.... 000 022 0 -  4  6  2
UCLA................ 000 001 0 -  1  3  0
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E - Lewis(11); Vickers(9). DP - Georgia 1; UCLA 1. LOB - Georgia 2; UCLA 4.
2B - BENYI(8). HR - Knight(4); Doucette(4); ZAPLATOSCH(7). SH - DURAN(10).

Georgia Bulldogs       IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Michelle Green......  7.0  3  1  1  1  6 24 26

UCLA                   IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
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Selden, Anjelica....  7.0  6  4  4  1  7 26 27

Win - Green (27-3).  Loss - SELDEN (23-12).  Save - None.
Umpires - HP: Tom Topping  1B: Scott Thomas  3B: Pete Grebner
Start: 6:13   Time: 1:53   Attendance: 515
Game: 5271




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