No. 7 Georgia Takes 8-0 Win Against Furman
Shelby Altman

March 7, 2012

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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.

The Bulldogs used nine hits, including two each from Tess Sito, Ashley Pauly and Gracie Goulder, to earn the victory. The team also had five two-base hits in the game.

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.



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