UGA roundup: Baseball team ties LSU in 13 innings

BATON ROUGE, La. | Sixth-ranked LSU and Georgia played to a 2-2 tie in 13 innings Sunday at Alex Box Stadium. No inning could start after 3:45 p.m. due to an SEC travel curfew rule, and the Tigers left the bases loaded in the final frame.

The Tigers (20-4-1, 3-2-1 SEC) fell behind 2-0 in the first and then tied the game in the seventh. It was Georgia’s (14-10-1, 1-4-1 SEC) first tie game since 2008 when it wound up deadlocked with the Tigers 10-10 in 12 innings due to the travel curfew.

After scoring just one run in the first two games of the series, Georgia scored two runs in the first frame.

Up next, the Bulldogs return to Foley Field on Tuesday when they host to Clemson (14-9, 6-3 ACC). First pitch is at 7:05 p.m., and the game will be televised by CSS.

Softball team tops Texas A&M 4-2

COLLEGE STATION, Texas | The 14th-ranked Georgia softball team took a 4-2 win in the rubber game of the Southeastern Conference series against No. 15/18 Texas A&M on Sunday at the Aggie Softball Complex in College Station, Texas. With the win, the Bulldogs move to 28-3 on the year and 5-1 in SEC play.

Chelsea Wilkinson got the win for the Bulldogs, her second of the weekend, after a complete game performance that improved her record to 16-2. She allowed two runs on five hits and struck out five batters.

Offensively, Georgia was led by Anna Swafford, who reached base in each of her plate appearances, going 2-for-2 with a home run and single. She also walked once and was hit by a pitch once. Alex Hugo went 2-for-4 with two RBI. Geri Ann Glasco provided the go-ahead run with her fifth home run of the year.

Georgia hosts Georgia Southern at Jack Turner Stadium Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Men’s tennis blanks Vanderbilt

The 10th-ranked Georgia men’s tennis team remained undefeated in conference play with a 4-0 victory over No. 33 Vanderbilt Sunday at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

The Bulldogs improved to 12-5 overall and 7-0 in the SEC and extended their winning streak to nine matches. Vanderbilt dropped to 12-6 and 3-4 in league matches.

Sophomore Nick Wood furnished his first clincher of the season with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Jeff Offerdahl at No. 6. Wood improved his conference record to 5-0 and won his seventh straight match.

Georgia travels to Texas A&M for a 7 p.m. match on Friday.

Men’s golf wins Linger Longer Invitational

GREENSBORO | Led by medalist Michael Cromie, the No. 5-ranked Georgia men’s golf team won the Linger Longer Invitational on Sunday at Great Waters.

The Bulldogs notched a 10-shot win over No. 1-ranked Alabama as they were the only team under par in the final round. Georgia shot 7-under 281 Sunday to wind up at 27-under 837. Heading into the final round, Georgia and Alabama were tied at 20-under.

Cromie paced the Bulldogs as they put all five players in the top 13. The senior fired a 3-under 69 on Sunday to finish at 9-under 207. Cromie and Alabama’s Robby Shelton completed 72 holes at 9-under, then Cromie won a one-hole playoff by making birdie on No. 18. Cromie earned medalist honors for the second time in his career. The win was the first of the spring and the second of the season for the Bulldogs.

Women’s tennis edged by No. 11 Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE | The No. 3 Georgia women’s tennis team fell just short to No. 11 Vanderbilt 4-2 Sunday afternoon at the Currey Tennis Center.

The Bulldogs won the doubles point but the Commodores rallied to win four of six singles matches to end Georgia’s nine-match winning streak.

The Bulldogs host No. 7 Texas A&M Friday at 5 p.m. and Missouri on Sunday at 1 p.m. All matches are held at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex and admission is free.

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