The Georgia baseball team won its sixth consecutive game Friday with an 11-10 victory over Buffalo at Foley Field. The Bulldogs came back from a pair of four-run deficits to improve to 8-6 on the season.
Georgia, which scored three runs in the second inning and five runs in the fifth, finished the game with 11 hits and was led by Nelson Ward (two hits, three RBIs), Jess Posey (one hit, two RBIs), Conor Welton (three hits, two runs) and Brandon Stephens (one hit, two runs).
Jared Cheek (3-2) earned the victory in relief, going 2 2/3 innings, giving up one hit and one run while striking out one. Buffalo (6-2) recorded 14 hits against four Bulldogs pitchers.
Georgia will play North Florida at 1 p.m. today.
Georgia softball beats
Tennessee Tech, Kent State
On the first day of the UGA Softball Invitational, the No. 18 Georgia softball team defeated Tennessee Tech 3-1 and Kent State 4-1 to improve to 18-12.
Against Tennessee Tech, Chelsea Wilkinson (9-2) earned the pitching victory with a complete-game three-hitter with 10 strikeouts. Alex Hugo, Tina Iosefa and Katie Brown recorded RBIs for the Bulldogs.
Against Kent State, Geri Ann Glasco (9-0) tossed a one-hitter and tied her career best performance with nine strikeouts. Kaylee Puailoa had two hits and three RBIs and Hugo added two hits and an RBI.
Georgia will meet Kent State at 12:30 p.m. today and Purdue at 3 p.m.
Men’s tennis beats Mississippi St.
Despite opening the day by dropping the doubles point, the No. 16 Georgia men’s tennis team won its Southeastern Conference home opener Friday with a 4-1 victory over Mississippi State at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.
Singles victories were recorded by Garrett Brasseaux at No. 4 (6-4, 6-4), Austin Smith at No. 2 (6-3, 7-5), Hernus Pieters at No. 6 (6-3, 6-4) and Ben Wagland at No. 3 (7-5, 7-6).
The Bulldogs (6-5, 2-0) will host Ole Miss at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Women’s tennis sweeps Ole Miss
STARKVILLE, MISS. | The No. 11 Georgia women’s tennis team remained perfect in Southeastern Conference play with a 7-0 victory Friday at Mississippi State.
After securing the doubles point, the Bulldogs got singles victories from Maho Kowase (6-2, 6-0 at No. 3), Mia King (6-4, 6-0 at No. 5) and Caroline Brinson (6-1, 6-2 at No. 6) to earn the victory. Kate Fuller won 6-3, 3-6, 1-0 (10-6) at No. 4, Lauren Herring won 7-6(4), 6-1 at No. 1 and Silvia Garcia won 6-7(5), 6-2, 1-0 (10-8) at No. 2.
Georgia (8-2, 2-0) will play at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ole Miss.
Bulldog golfers in ninth place
LAS VEGAS | Behind Joey Garber’s 3-over 75 Friday, the No. 5 Georgia men’s golf team stands in ninth place after the opening round of the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters. The Bulldogs posted a 22-over 310 at the Southern Highlands course. Tourney host UNLV leads at 1-over 289.
Garber, who is five strokes behind Oklahoma State’s Wyndham Clark and UNLV’s Carl Johnson, was followed by teammates Michael Cromie (76), Lee McCoy (79) and Greyson Sigg (80).
Carbajo Ré leads Georgia at Rucker
HILTON HEAD, S.C. | Georgia’s Manuela Carbajo Ré carded a 2-over 73 Friday to lead the women’s golf team in the first round of the Darius Rucker Intercollegiate. The Bulldogs turned in a first-day team score of 317, with No. 3 Duke leading the team field at even-par 284.
Carbajo Ré is tied for 14th individually. She was followed by teammates Harang Lee (79, tied for 67th place), Amira Alexander (82, tied for 77th) and Rocio Sanchez Lobato (83,89th place).
Williams earns SEC field honors
Georgia pentathlete Kendell Williams was named the Southeastern Conference Freshman Field Athlete of the Year, the league office announced Friday. The Marietta native is the third Georgia athlete to earn the honor since the conference established it in 2004.
Other winners include Jenny Dahlgren (2004) and Levern Spencer (2006).
Currently ranked No. 2 on the national list (and in the school record books) with 4,302 points, Williams is the only freshman who qualified for the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships, which will be held next week in Albuquerque, N.M.
Equestrian beats New Mexico State on Senior Day
BISHOP | The No. 2 Georgia equestrian team celebrated Senior Day with a 17-3 victory over No. 5 New Mexico State Friday at the UGA Equestrian Complex. The Bulldogs end the regular season at 9-3.
Georgia earned four MOPs, with Meg O’Mara winning equitation over fences, Paige Stawicki winning horsemanship, Kylee Arbuckle winning equitation on the flat and Lauren Tieche winning reining.
The Bulldogs, who finished 4-2 in the Southeastern Conference this season, will compete in the SEC Championships on March 21 in Blythewood, S.C.