Texas A&M Drops Series Opener at No. 12 Georgia

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Texas A&M Press Release

By: Evan Roberts

ATHENS, Ga. – Texas A&M Softball had its seven-game winning streak come to an end Friday as the Aggies fell to No. 12 Georgia, 11-5, Friday at Jack Turner Stadium.

Trailing 3-0 after the first, the Aggies used a five-run third inning to gain the lead. Texas A&M (24-14, 2-8 SEC) quickly loaded the bases and scored on three-straight at bats on a hit by pitch, a Payton McBride single and a Riley Sartain bases-loaded walk. A Georgia defensive miscue on a fly ball allowed two additional runs to score to cap off the inning.

The Bulldogs (29-10, 4-6 SEC) chipped away at the lead, scoring at least one run in the next four innings, including a five-run sixth, highlighted by a Savana Sikes grand slam.

Offensively the Aggies were led by Kelbi Fortenberry, who went 2-for-4 and recorded her team-leading 13th multi-hit game of the season. McBride extended her hitting streak to nine games with her single in the third and tallied her team-leading 27th RBI.

McBride was saddled with the loss to move to 8-4 on the year. The southpaw allowed six runs on 14 hits and four walks with five strikeouts in 6.1 innings.

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