April 3, 2011
ATHENS, Ga. --- Junior Ashley Razey went 3-for-3 with four runs batted in to lead the second-ranked Georgia Bulldogs to a 6-0 victory over the University of Tennessee Martin on Sunday at Jack Turner Stadium in front of a crowd of 1,018.
With the victory, Georgia (32-4) completed a two-game series sweep UT Martin (20-14) and extended its NCAA Division I leading active home winning streak to 37 games.
From the circle, freshman Morgan Montemayor and senior Katie Murphy dealt the Skyhawks a one-hit shutout. Montemayor (16-2) earned the win after pitching the first six innings striking out seven, and she carried a no hitter into the fifth before Megan Latimer recorded a leadoff single. Murphy entered to pitch the seventh and retired UT Martin one-two-three to close out the contest. Skyhawk starter Kate Vanderham (3-5) pitched just 2.1 innings allowing four runs to suffer the loss.
In the second, Georgia extended the lead to 3-0. Senior Laura Trout led off with a triple down the right field line, and two batters later, senior Taylor Schlopy picked up an RBI on a groundout to second base.
The Bulldogs extended their advantage to 5-0 in the third inning. Hesson drew a one-out walk, took second on a wild pitch and scored on a double off the right center wall from Razey. After sophomore Maya Branch entered as a pinch runner, junior Kristyn Sandberg added a run-scoring single to shallow right.
In the fifth, Razey notched her fourth RBI on her second double of the game, this time a line shot to left center that scored Hesson from first. Hesson started the frame off with a single to left.
Sunday's game marked the midway point of a 10-game home stand for the Bulldogs. The stretch of games at Jack Turner Stadium continues on Wednesday with a Southeastern Conference double header against 10th-ranked Tennessee. First pitch of the twin bill is scheduled for 4 p.m. and both games will be televised by CSS with Matt Stewart and Cheri Kempf calling the action. Admission is free and live audio and live stats will also be available on www.georgiadogs.com.