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Tennessee Athletics | March 28, 2015

No. 15 Tennessee walks off against No. 7 Georgia on back-to-back homers

  Lexi Overstreet’s third homer of the season won the game for Tennessee.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Dramatic back-to-back homers by Taylor Koenig and Lexi Overstreet in the bottom of the seventh lifted No. 15 Tennessee to a thrilling 4-3 comeback win against No. 7 Georgia on Saturday at Lee Stadium.

Oversteet's walk-off liner over the right field wall to win the game came two pitches after Koenig's bomb to right field tied the game at 3-3.

The power-hitting Lady Vols (24-7, 4-3 SEC) hit three homers in the final two innings to rally from a 3-0 deficit.

In the bottom of the sixth, Annie Aldrete crushed a 1-0 pitch from Georgia ace Chelsea Wilkinson (17-5) over the scoreboard in left for a two-run homer, bringing Tennessee to within 3-2. The homer was Aldrete's 10th on the season.

Cheyanne Tarango (2-1) earned the win after throwing four solid innings in relief, fanning two batters with just one unearned run crossing the plate. Erin Gabriel started the game and allowed two runs in three frames.

Georgia (29-6, 6-4) held a 3-0 lead through the first 5.5 innings with Wilkinson holding the UT offense in check while the Tennessee defense committed four errors.

Tennessee's bats came alive in the sixth and seventh and Wilkinson finished with four runs allowed over six innings.

Georgia struck first when Anna Swafford hit a solo homer to center field to lead off the second inning. The Bulldogs grew their lead to 2-0 in the third inning when Katie Browne hit an RBI single to left field with two outs, scoring Tina Iosefa.

Tarango relieved Gabriel in the circle in the fourth inning and Georgia pushed its lead to 3-0. With runners on second and third and no outs, Wilson hit sacrifice fly to left field.

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