By: Cole Locascio
The Georgia Bulldogs softball team completed its sweep of Mizzou this past weekend at University Field in Columbia, Missouri. Following two landslide victories in the first two games of the series, the Dawgs capped their weekend sweep with a 6-3 win on Sunday against the Tigers. During Coach Ehren Earleywine’s entire tenure at Mizzou, dating back to 2007, Mizzou has been swept in a series just twice — both times coming in 2008.
On the mound for the Tigers was sophomore pitcher Paige Lowary (14-5), as the left-hander allowed six runs on three home runs over the right field wall. The Tigers’ offense was a story of missed opportunities, as the bats managed to score runs in the first and third innings, but missed an opportunity to score more in the third as they left runners stranded on second and third. In the fourth inning, the Tigers’ base running errors proved to be detrimental to the game, as a rare 5-2-4 double play threw out a potential run at home, as well as a runner at second. However, Mizzou did manage to get a run across the board in the sixth inning, but once again left runners on second and third base to end the inning. Total all the runners left in scoring position for the Tigers (5), and you have a Mizzou win.
The Tigers move to 26-10 (5-7 in SEC) following the series sweep, and will move on to face Wichita State in a double header on Wednesday.