March 29, 2013
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The No. 22/23 University of Georgia softball team suffered its first Southeastern Conference loss of the season when it fell 5-2 to the Arkansas Razorbacks at Bogle Park in Fayetteville, Ark. Georgia is now 26-8 on the season and 6-1 in the SEC. Arkansas improves to 23-13 on the year and 1-6 in league play.
Geri Ann Glasco took the loss to fall to 16-2 on the season. She allowed five earned runs on 10 hits in the complete-game performance. She also registered three strikeouts. Chelsea Cohen picked up the win to move to 11-6 on the season. After giving up two runs on four hits, including a home run, in the first, she allowed just one hit in the final six innings of work. She also struck out three batters.
With one away in the top of the first, Paige Wilson singled to left to put a runner on for Glasco. Glasco worked the count full before belting home run over the center field wall to put the Bulldogs on top 2-0. Georgia got singles by Tina Iosefa and Kaylee Puailoa, but couldn’t push another run across and the final two outs were recorded to end the inning.
Arkansas took a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the third. Claire Clark led off with a single to short and scored on a two-run home run to left field by Devon Wallace that tied the game at 2-2. Stephanie Canfield followed with a double to left center and came home on a two-out, two-run shot by Chloe Oprzedek over the right field wall that gave Arkansas the 4-2 lead.
The Razorbacks tacked on a run in the bottom of the fourth when Jayme Gee homered to left to put Arkansas up 5-2
Georgia flashed the leather in the bottom of the sixth after Tess Sito made a diving catch for the first out of the inning before throwing to Iosefa at first to double off the runner. Wilson then speared a ball deep in the hole at short and threw the runner out at first for the final out of the inning.
Georgia and Arkansas wrap up the series tomorrow, March 30, with a double-header. The first game is set to start at 2 p.m. ET, followed by the series finale at 4 p.m. ET. Audio coverage for both games will be available on www.georgiadogs.com and on Fox News 1340 WGAU.