Tide Tops Georgia In Softball Again

Alabama's second-ranked softball team secured the series against top-ranked Georgia on Saturday evening with a 6-4 win in front of a school-record 3,261 fans at Rhoads Stadium.

Alabama improved to 28-1 on the season and 4-0 in Southeastern Conference play while Georgia dropped to 23-3 and 5-2 in league action.

Jackie Traina earned the win in the circle for UA with 6.0-plus innings of work, allowing four runs – three earned -- on four hits and seven strikeouts before giving way to Kelsi Dunne with two runners on base and no outs in the top of the seventh inning. Dunne earned save by recording the final three outs while surrendering one hit. Morgan Montemayor took the loss for Georgia giving up six runs on three hits.

Alabama erupted to an early lead as the Tide plated six runs on just three hits in the second inning. Two home runs powered the early Alabama surge.

In a continuation from her performance last night, Conley continued her home run barrage against the Bulldogs. The sophomore belted a 1-2 pitch well over the scoreboard in left-center field to give the Tide the early 3-0 lead in the second inning.

With two outs in the frame, Larsen answered on her senior day as she drilled the scoreboard to double the lead to 6-0. The home run was her seventh of the season and moves her into sole possession of third place on the Alabama career home run list with 41.

UGA got a two-run home run from Taylor Schlopy in the third inning and then added a run in the fifth and seventh inning for the final tally.

The Crimson Tide and Bulldogs close the series on Sunday with a 1:30 p.m. first pitch from Rhoads Stadium.

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