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#6 Tennessee falls to #3 Georgia 3-2 in game two of the Weekend Series

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3




winner

Georgia
UGA

31-7, 7-4 SEC

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Tennessee
UT

29-6, 9-2 SEC

winner


Georgia
UGA

31-7, 7-4 SEC

3

2


Tennessee
UT

29-6, 9-2 SEC






























Score by periods
team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E


Georgia
UGA
0 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 0


Tennessee
UT
0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 5 0


W: Walters, Shelby (7-2)
L: Gottshall, Payton (12-3)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – After winning the first game of the series on Friday night, the sixth-seeded Lady Vols lost the second game to third-seeded Georgia 3-2 on Saturday at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium – setting up a rubber match on Sunday.

The loss ended Tennessee's (29-6, 9-2 SEC) 18-game home winning streak.

graduate Payton Gottshall was a regular in the circle for the Lady Vols and came in as a backup to the starter Charli Orsini in the second inning. The right-hander pitched six frames and allowed just one run on one hit.

Gottshall posted seven strikeouts with no walks, but ultimately suffered the loss – her third of the season.

Orsini got the start and allowed two runs on three hits in an inning of work before Gottshall relieved her after striking out three batters in the second inning.

Georgia (31-7, 7-4 SEC) scored first thanks to a triple to right field by Emily Digby in the second to open a quick two-run lead.

Tennessee battled back in the third, tying the game with a single and a sacrifice fly. With two runners, Junior McKenna Gibson laced a single through the infield to the plate Laura Mealer and advance Amanda Ahlin for the third.


Second semester Destiny Rodriguez tied the ballgame with an RBI sac fly to right that went deep enough to score Ahlin.

Gottshall held the Bulldogs off the field for two innings before Sarah Gordon hit a solo home run in the fifth inning to retake the lead for Georgia.

UGA started Madison Kerpics in the circle and had her pitch 2.1 innings before turning things over to Shelby Walters out of the bullpen. Kerpics allowed two runs on four hits with three walks and one strikeout.

Walters came on in the third round and finished the contest with the final 4.2 frames. She conceded just one hit with five strikeouts, earning her seventh win of the season.

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The Lady Vols and Bulldogs will complete the three-game series on Sunday, with first pitch scheduled for 11 a.m. ET.