March 4, 2011
Georgia (16-1) earned the victories behind freshman Morgan Montemayor and sophomore Alison Owen, who each pitched complete-game as the Bulldogs defeated Indiana (9-8), 2-0, and Campbell (8-9), 7-0. The Bulldogs have now won three straight games via shutouts.
Montemayor (7-1) faced just three batters over the minimum against the Hoosiers allowing three hits and walking none while matching her career-high with eight strikeouts.
Owen (5-0) faced just four batters over the minimum versus the Fighting Camels surrendering just three hits and walking two while striking out a career-high 12 batters.
Against Indiana, Georgia scored its two run early in the contest off of starter Morgan Melloh (7-8). In the first, senior Taylor Schlopy led off with a triple to right center and later scored on a two-out wild pitch. It was the 13th triple of Schlopy's career, giving her sole possession of second in career triples at UGA. In the second, junior Ashley Razey provided the Bulldogs with her fifth home run of the season, a solo blast to right center.
Against Campbell, the Bulldogs broke open a scoreless game with four runs in the third off of Fighting Camel starter Lauren Stephan (2-4). Sophomore Christine Olney and junior Ashley Pauly started the inning off with a pair of singles and a walk to Schlopy load the bases for senior Megan Wiggins, who provided the game with its first run on a sacrifice fly to left. Two batters later, senior Alisa Goler added another sacrifice fly and reached base when the fly ball was dropped. The Fighting Camels went on to commit two more errors in the inning which allowed both Schlopy and Goler to score runs.
Georgia then plated two more runs in the fifth and a final run in the sixth. In the fifth, Goler a solo home run to right center, her second long ball of the year, and another Campbell error on a throw that went into the dugout allowed a second run in the inning. In the sixth, Schlopy hit a one-out, solo home run to center to give the game its final score of 7-0.
The Bulldog Invitational continues with five games on Saturday, and Georgia will be involved in two of those contests. The Bulldogs will play Indiana at 3 p.m. and James Madison at 5 p.m. Admission is free to all tournament games. Live stats will be available on www.georgiadogs.com in addition to live audio of games involving the Bulldogs.
2011 Bulldog Invitational Results & Remaining Schedule (All Times Eastern):
Friday, March 4:
Indiana 2, Chattanooga 0
James Madison 3, Campbell 1
Georgia 2, Indiana 0
Georgia 7, Campbell 0
Saturday, March 5:
9:00 a.m. - Chattanooga vs. Campbell
11:00 a.m. - Indiana vs. Campbell
1:00 p.m. - Chattanooga vs. James Madison
3:00 p.m. - Georgia vs. Indiana
5:00 p.m. - Georgia vs. James Madison
Sunday, March 6:
9:00 a.m. - James Madison vs. Indiana
11:00 a.m. - Campbell vs. Chattanooga
1:00 p.m. - Georgia vs. Chattanooga