UGA downs Baylor, extends series
Bulldogs blast Bears, one win away from repeat trip to WCWS
ATHENS, Ga. --- A 10-run fourth inning propelled Georgia to a 14-2 five-inning victory against Baylor in the second game of the NCAA Athens Super Regional to force a decisive game three tonight at the Jack Turner Softball Stadium.
Georgia (51-13) will battle the Lady Bears (44-13) with the victor securing a trip to the NCAA Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City June 2-8. The trip would be the Bulldogs’ third in program history and third consecutive.
Georgia’s 14 runs set a post-season school record and tied the squad’s season-best output. The Bulldogs cranked out 13 hits after managing just three in yesterday’s 5-1 loss in game one.
Morgan Montemayor and Sarah McCloud combined to limit Baylor to just two runs on five hits, with Montemayor earning the win to improve to 27-4 on the season. Five different players – Megan Wiggins, Taylor Schlopy, Ashley Razey, Kristyn Sandberg, and Laura Trout left the yard for Georgia, tying the school record for most home runs in a game. Trout’s homer was the first of her career as the Bulldogs now have 11 players with at least one home run on the season.
Georgia put two on the board in both the second and third innings to build the early 4-0 lead before the fourth-inning explosion. The Bulldogs kept Baylor scoreless until the Lady Bears plated two in the bottom of the fourth on a live drive single to left off the bat of Kayce Walker.
Seven Georgia players knocked in runs on the afternoon, led by Schlopy’s three RBI.