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Auburn Rallies To Defeat Georgia 4-3

Rich DeCray

After falling behind early the Georgia Bulldogs took control of their contest with conference foe Auburn by scoring a run in each of the third, fourth, and fifth innings. Powered by Chelsea Wilkinson in the circle, the Bulldogs frustrated Auburn's batters from the second through sixth innings until the Tigers mounted a seventh inning rally to spoil Georgia's upset bid.

Auburn struck in the top of the first when Tiffany Howard scored on a Emily Carosone sacrifice, but that was the last time they would cross home plate until the seventh.

Georgia got their scoring started in the bottom of the 2nd when Alex Hugo scored on Katie Browne single up the middle to tie the game. Samantha LaZear reached base in the bottom of the third and then worked her way around, ultimately scoring on a passed ball, to give the Bulldogs a 2-1 lead. Georgia bumped their lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the 4th when Alex Hugo scored on a Maeve McGuire double to left-center field.

The Tigers mounted their rally in the top of the 7th by scoring both Howard and Victoria Draper to tie the game at 3-3. Auburn then took the lead on a controversial play that awarded Georgia a double-play but also allowed Kasey Cooper to score the go ahead run, completing the rally, and sending the Bulldogs into the loser's bracket against Florida State. Auburn will wait for the winner of that game and must lose twice now to avoid going to the championship series.