No. 13/14 Bulldogs Sweep on First Day of Softball Classic
Kaylee Puailoa

Feb. 15, 2013

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ATHENS, Ga. --- The No. 13/14 University of Georgia softball team improved to 5-2 after beating Campbell 11-0 and Northwestern 6-5 on Friday, February 15 at Jack Turner Stadium during the 10th Annual Georgia Softball Classic. 

The Bulldogs rallied from a 5-1 deficit to edge out Northwestern in the second of two games. Geri Ann Glasco hit a home run in each of the games, the first time this season a player has homered in two games in one day.

Georgia 6, Northwestern 5

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Morgan Montemayor picked up the win and improved to 2-1 after pitching 5 1/3 innings, while Meghan Lamberth took the loss and dropped to 0-2 after pitching a complete game and giving up six runs. Glasco went 3-for-4, knocking in three RBIs to lead the Bulldogs offensively.

After a pitchers' duel that lasted two and a half innings, Georgia went up 1-0 in the third inning after Tina Iosefa singled up the middle to bring in Anna Swafford, who was pinch running for Glasco.

Northwestern took the lead in the fourth inning off a two-run single by Marisa Bast and went up 5-1 after a three-run home run by Anna Edwards.

The Bulldogs cut Northwestern's advantage to 5-2 in the bottom of the fourth after Samantha LaZear drove in Christine Olney, who hit a double to centerfield.

Georgia took a 6-5 lead in the sixth when Glasco took the 1-0 pitch deep over the right center field wall for a three-run home run, driving in LaZear and Paige Wilson. Bryanna Blanco scored earlier in the inning after singling to get on base and crossing the plate on a wild pitch.

Montemayor retired the side in the top of the seventh to seal Georgia 6-5, come-from-behind win.

Georgia 11, Campbell 0

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Glasco picked up the win and improved to 3-0 after pitching four innings and striking out six of 15 batters faced. Kaylee Puailoa and Wilson led Georgia's offense, combining to go 7-for-7, scoring five runs and accounting for seven RBIs.

Julia Callicutt dropped to 2-1 after suffering the loss for Campbell. Callicutt gave up 10 hits and eight runs in 2 1/3 innings. 

The Bulldogs took an early 3-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back. Wilson led of with a single and scored on a towering home run to left field off the bat of Glasco. Puailoa followed with a home run of her own, marking the first time since 2011 that Georgia hit back-to-back home runs.

Georgia increased its advantage to 5-0 in the second after LaZear and WIlson both crossed the plate. LaZear came home on an RBI-single by Wilson, who scored on a Puailoa single.

The Bulldogs stretched their lead in the third, scoring five runs to bring the score to 10-0. Tess Sito led off with a double to left field and was driven in by Niaja Griffin. Puailoa hit a two-run single to bring in Wilson and Katie Sowers. Griffin also scored for Georgia.

Glasco faced the minimum through three innings, and after allowing back-to-back singles at the top of the fourth, worked her way out of a bases-loaded one-out jam with a strike out and a ground out.

Sito came home again in the fifth to make the score 11-0 after Wilson singled to right field. Wilkinson pitched the fifth inning for Georgia, retiring each of the three batters she faced to clinch the win. The victory marked the second time this season that the Bulldogs have defeated their opponent in a shortened game.



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