Lacey Sumerlin is met at home plate by her teammates to celebrate her grand slam home run

Lacey Sumerlin is met at home plate by her teammates to celebrate her grand slam home run

 
 
Lacey Sumerlin and Maeve McGuire led Georgia Sunday night with a pair of home runs to defeat Kentucky 7-5 and tie the series 1-1. The game seemed to be a hit-off as both teams combined for five home runs.
 
 
Sunday’s game marked Georgia’s first SEC win of the season. Sumerlin kicked it off for Georgia with a first-inning grand slam over the scoreboard. McGuire then added her third home run of the season in the third. The two players lit the bats up as Sumerlin finished with a walk and a double and two runs scored. McGuire also recorded a pair of runs with her right-center shot.
 
 

Sydni Emanuel

Sydni Emanuel

 
 
Georgia recorded 13 hits in the game off of three Kentucky pitchers. Shannon Smith got the start for Kentucky and took the loss after four hits in just one frame. Kentucky didn’t strike out a single Bulldog batter in the game either. Relief pitcher, Kylie Bass tallied the win after pitching three innings allowing four hits and two runs. She struck out three batters in the process. Brittany Gray tabbed her first save of the season after pitching a perfect seventh inning. Mary Wilson Avant started for the Bulldogs and pitched three innings, giving up three runs and seven hits.
 
 
Kentucky struck first with a solo home run in the first inning by Katie Reed. Georgia answered by loading the bases with dingers from Cortni Emanual and Sydni Emanual followed by an Alyssa DiCarlo walk. That’s when Sumerlin came up to bat and hit a bomb to mark her second grand slam of the season.
 
 

Cortni Emanuel

Cortni Emanuel

 
 
During the third inning, Kentucky scored off a Georgia error. McGuire stepped up and hit a ball over right field’s fence to make it 6-2. The Wildcats quickly answered in the top of the fourth when Rachael Metzger hit a home run to make it 6-3. Georgia added its final run off of a Brea Dickey RBI single to secure the lead.
 
 
Metzger hit a two-run home run in the sixth to pull Kentucky within two. However, the effort wasn’t quite enough as Bass ended the rest of the frame. Gray came in and shut down the Wildcat offense in the seventh.
 
 
The final game is Monday, March 20, at 7 p.m. when the two teams will go head-to-head to see who wins the series.
 
 
Check out all the shots from the series by Greg Poole:
 
 

 
 


 
 

Recent Articles by Savannah Leigh Richardson

 
 

Owen Condon (left) with Georgia o-line coach Sam Pittman (right) (Photo from Owen Condon/Twitter)

Georgia picks up third commitment in June from Owen Condon

Georgia continues its hot streak as the Bulldogs pick up commitment number six for the 2018 class. Offensive linemen Owen Condon announced his decision to "commit to the G" on ...
Read More
Kirby Smart Football Camp, Friday, June 2, 2017 - University of Georgia Indoor Athletic Facility

Kirby Smart Football Camp Photo Gallery: Day 2

Enjoy this photo gallery from day two of the Kirby Smart Football Camp at UGA on Friday as the Georgia coaches and players drill and workout the recruits ...
Read More
Christian Payne (47)

UGA Football’s Post-Spring Depth Chart: Fullbacks

Georgia's fullbacks weren't mentioned much during last season. However, 2017 should prove different. Three veterans and an incoming freshman should help the Bulldogs have another weapon on the already talented ...
Read More
Jacob Eason

Jacob Eason’s Growth Proves Promising in Year Two

After taking the reigns as a true freshman last season, Jacob Eason's sophomore campaign is a crucial part of Georgia’s future success. This offseason and spring his progression shined through ...
Read More
Isaiah Wynn (77) with hands to the face of Jonathan Ledbetter (13)

Toughness, Discipline and Character… These Players Have it All

One of head coach Kirby Smart’s initiatives this spring was having sustained focus. Focus involves various traits, but three that are crucial to obtaining the attention that Smart and his ...
Read More
Walker Duncan (L) and Wayne Montgomery celebrate – Georgia vs. UCLA – NCAA Tournament – May 20, 2017

Weather Not A Factor as UGA Upsets No. 5 UCLA in NCAA Men’s Quarterfinals

After a Five-hour weather delay, the Georgia's men's tennis team are heading to the final four. No. 13 UGA pulled off the upset over No. 5 UCLA 4-2 in the ...
Read More
Walker Duncan – NCAA Round of 16 –Georgia vs USC – May 18, 2017

UGA Men’s Tennis Advance to Quarter Finals: “…We are Capable of Beating anyone in the Tournament.”

As the grandstands began to fill up and the tailgate buzzed in the heat of the afternoon, Georgia Tennis hosted its 25th NCAA Tournament. Stories of the Desperado Dogs and ...
Read More
Junior TE Jeb Blazevich (83) congratulates freshman TE Isaac Nauta (18) on a TD reception

Blazevich on Nauta: “His Leadership has Stepped up a lot”

Tight end Jeb Blazevich is one of the senior leaders on the Georgia football team. He knows the ropes and helps the young guys out on the team. However, Blazevich ...
Read More
Rodrigo Blankenship (98)

UGA Football Post-Spring Depth Chart: Special Teams

The special teams for Georgia was an underlying question going into the spring workout period. Last season Georgia struggled with containing the kickoff returns and kicking the ball into the ...
Read More
Alyssa DiCarlo

Costly Errors Cause Georgia Softball to Lose Game Three Against Gamecocks

Despite a 2 RBI double by Alyssa DiCarlo in the third, tying the game at 2, costly errors capitalized by the Gamecocks allowed them to take game three over Georgia, ...
Read More
 
 
 
 

Savannah Richardson