Florida State takes game one of Super Regional, 8-1
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 14th-seeded Georgia softball team fell to No. 3 Florida State 8-1 in game one of the 2023 NCAA Tallahassee Super Regional at JoAnne Graf Field.
Georgia enters Friday’s game two at 42-14. The contest will begin at 8 p.m., ET, on ESPN.
Madison Kerpics (19-7) pitched 2.1 innings in her start, allowing four runs on six hits to the Seminoles. She struck out two and walked one. Shelby Walters worked two innings out of the pen, giving up four runs on two hits. Kylie Macy also pitched on Thursday.
The offense scattered six hits, two coming off the bat of Sydney Kuma, including a home run. Dallis Goodnight and Lyndi Rae Davis each had a hit at the top of the UGA order.
Kuma’s 12th home run of the season put the Bulldogs up 1-0 in the top of the second inning.
FSU (54-9) broke through in the home half of the third with four runs. A pair of RBI doubles and a single along with an RBI fielder’s choice pushed four runs across for the Seminoles, 4-1.
A pair of bases-loaded, two-RBI singles plated four runs for FSU in the bottom of the fifth, widening the lead to 8-1.