Comeback bid fails against No. 17 Georgia, 6-5 – Texas A&M Athletics

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas — A late comeback from No. 21 Texas A&M wasn’t enough as No. 17 Georgia scored two runs in the seventh inning to win, 6-5, Saturday night at Davis Diamond.

Trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the sixth, Texas A&M (16-9, 2-3 SEC) scored two runs on back-to-back doubles by Morgan Smith senior and Rylen Wiggins junior, followed by a single down the middle of freshman Amari Harper, to put the Aggies ahead 5-4. With one out in the seventh, Georgia (23-6, 4-1 SEC) regained the lead after Jaydyn Goodwin hit a two-run RBI single down the left side.

The Bulldogs found the scoreboard first after a solo home run in the first frame. The Aggies responded quickly after second Koko Wooley tripled and scored on a sack fly by junior Julia Cottrill.

Georgia retired again with back-to-back jacks in the third inning, before junior Trinity Cannon responded with a two-run homer to left field.

Tied three after the third inning, the Aggies held off a relentless Georgia offense that blocked five Bulldogs over the next two innings before Mosley hit his second home run on the night as the Aggies trailed by a heading down the sixth.

Sophomore Emily Leavitt (3-3) was tied to the loss after going 2.0 innings and allowing three earned runs on three hits.

The series finale is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m.

Rylen Wiggins – 2 for 2, 2 2B, 1 RBI, 1 R
Morgan Smith – 1 for 2, 1 2B, 1 R, 1 BB
Amari Harper – 1 for 2, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 RAP
Trinity Cannon – 1 for 4, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R

T1 | Sara Mosley dominated center field. UGA 1, TAMU 0

B1 | Koko Wooley tripled to left field and scored via sack fly courtesy of Julia Cottrill. UGA 1, TAMU 1

T3 | Jaiden Fields and Lyndi Rae Davis hit back-to-back home runs. UGA 3, TAMU 1

B3 | Amari Harper reached base after being hit by pitch and scored after a two-run homer from Trinity Cannon, her fourth long pitch of the season. UGA 3, TAMU 3

T6 | Mosley hit a solo home run to left field, his second of the game. UGA 4, TAMU 3

B6 | Morgan Smith doubled and scored following a brace to the right center from Rylen Wiggins. Harper hit from the left side to score Wiggins. UGA 4, TAMU 5

T7 | Davis scored a single and Sydney Chambley walked forward to score after a Jaydyn Goodwin single down the left side. UGA 6, TAMU 5


Head Coach Trisha Ford
on tonight’s game and the ability to fight back…
“Well that one hurt. I thought we had a good fight, every time they scored we responded except when we needed it most. We have to figure out how to win games of ball. We have the fight; we just have to fight until the end of the game and unfortunately tonight we missed out.” Read the full article


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