Feb. 21, 2013
CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. – The University of Georgia split a pair of games on the first day of the Mary Nutter Collegiate Challenge in Cathedral City, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 21. The Bulldogs took a 5-4 win over Colorado State in game one before falling 5-0 to No. 1/2 Oklahoma in the second game of the day. The Bulldogs are now 7-3 on the year.
Game One – Georgia 5, Colorado State 4
A three-run home run by Geri Ann Glasco led the Bulldogs to a 5-4, come-from-behind victory over the Colorado State Rams in the first game of the day.
Colorado State got on the board in the first, scoring two runs to take a 2-1 lead. The Bulldogs answered in the top of the second, scoring a run on a RBI single off the bat of Tess Sito to make it a 2-1 game.
The Rams added a pair of runs in the bottom of the third on a two-run single to extend its lead to 4-1. The Bulldogs kept fighting and got a run back in the top of the fourth to cut the lead to 4-2. Tina Iosefa singled to second and moved to third on a throwing error. With nobody out and runners at second and third, Bryanna Blanco singled to first, driving in Iosefa from third.
Georgia kept the Rams at bay in the bottom of the fourth. Samantha LaZear and Paige Wilson led off the fifth with a pair of bunt singles to put runners at first and second with no outs for Glasco. After a long at bat, Glasco set a pitch high and deep over the centerfield fence for a three-run home run that gave the Bulldogs a 5-4 lead. The home run was Glasco’s fifth of the year and fourth in four games. The hit proved to be the difference as neither team was able to score in the last two innings.
Glasco earned the win to move to 4-0 on the year, allowing four runs on nine hits in a complete game performance.
Game Two – Oklahoma 5, Georgia 0
In the second game of the day, the Bulldogs fell 5-0 to the Oklahoma Sooners.
Oklahoma took an early 4-0 lead on the Bulldogs and never looked back. The Sooners scored their first run in the first inning off a RBI-single by Jessica Shults. Oklahoma added three runs in the bottom of the second to extend their lead to 4-0.
Samantha LaZear picked up Georgia’s first hit of the game when she beat out the throw from third for an infield single. The Bulldogs looked to get something started in the fourth when Glasco led off with a walk, before a double play cleared the bases and the Bulldogs were retired.
Oklahoma added a run in the fifth on a Destinee Martinez RBI-single that scored Shelby Pendley.
Morgan Montemayor suffered the loss to drop to 3-2 on the year. She allowed allowing four runs on five hits in three innings of work. Chelsea Wilkinson also saw time in the circle, giving up one run on three hits and a pair of walks. The freshman also struck out two.
The Bulldogs return to action on Friday, Feb. 22 at 1:30 p.m. ET when they take on Cal Poly. Georgia will face No. 17/20 Stanford at 3:30 p.m. ET.