March 7, 2012
ATHENS, Ga.--The No. 7 University of Georgia softball team (19-2) took an 8-0 win in six innings against Furman (7-10) on Wednesday night at Jack Turner Stadium.
Sito (5-0) posted the win after striking out a season-high 10 batters and allowing five hits. Furman's Hannah Bradley (1-5) took the loss, as she gave up two runs on two hits in two innings of work.
The Bulldogs jumped out of the gates to grab a 2-0 lead in the first, courtesy of runs from Sito and Pauly. Sito led off the inning with a hit and stolen base before Pauly's double enabled Sito to score. With Pauly on third after a Furman miscue, Kristyn Sandberg scored Pauly to end the inning.
Georgia made it a 3-0 game in the third after a Sandberg sacrifice fly turned in a run from Sito. Goulder then posted a two-run home run in the fourth to put Georgia ahead, 5-0.
Pauly earned her second double of the night in the fifth inning to mark the second time this season that the senior has had two doubles in a game. The hit scored Sito from second before Sandberg ripped a double to trade places with Pauly and increase the lead to 7-0.
Pinch hitter Shelby Altman closed the game in the sixth after she hit the game-winning RBI to secure the 8-0 win.
Georgia opens SEC play this weekend, as the team travels to Mississippi State to take on the Bulldogs with the opening game Friday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m.