Aggies edged out by No. 17 Georgia in series opener – Texas A&M Athletics

ATHENS, Ga. – The Texas A&M softball team (18-11, 1-6 SEC) suffered a 3-1 loss to the No. 17 Georgia Bulldogs (28-4, 3-1 SEC) on Friday night to open the set of three games at Jack Turner Stadium.

The Bulldogs took advantage of a field error in the third, scraping all three runs in the frame. Rylen Wiggins’ The RBI single in the fourth marked the 22nd of the season for the second.

BEST OFFENSIVE PLAYERS
at No. 17 Georgia – L, 3-1

PITCH DISTRIBUTION
at No. 17 Georgia – L, 3-1

KEY / NOTABLE ROUNDS
at No. 17 Georgia – L, 3-1

  • After an A&M field error in the third, Georgia fired on three to open the scoring.
  • Morgan Smith delivered the first hit of the game for the Aggies in the fourth, throwing his third brace of the season into the spread, before an RBI single from Wiggins sent the senior home.
  • Makinzy Herzog the sixth strikeout highlighted the fifth inning, and Trinity Cannon added A&M’s third hit of the game in the sixth, but the Bulldogs sat the Aggies in the order in the seventh for the series-opening victory.

QUOTE COACH EVANS
General thoughts on the game…

“I thought (Makinzy) Herzog threw a great game. We don’t expect her to be perfect, and she was almost perfect tonight. We put on this pop-up and we’re out of the inning without points. It’s difficult, but Herzog did everything we asked him to do.”

In the absence of offensive production…

“Offensively we have to be better. We put a lot of pressure on our pitchers to be near perfect and that’s not how the game is run. It’s set up to score runs.”

FOLLOWING

The Aggies and Bulldogs continue the series tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. CT, and the game airs nationally on SEC Network.

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Kimberly B. Nguyen