After winning the series opener on Saturday, the second-ranked Bulldog softball team went for the sweep on Sunday. Morgan Montemayor spent six innings in the circle, striking out seven and surrendering one hit in a shutout as Georgia took the two-game set with a 6-0 win over UT-Martin.
The Red and Black went on top early, plating a pair of runs in the bottom of the first frame when back-to-back one-out walks, a fielder’s choice, and a stolen base put two runners in scoring position for catcher Ashley Razey, who drove in two runs with a single. Shortstop Laura Trout’s leadoff triple and center fielder Taylor Schlopy’s RBI groundout in the home half of the second stanza made it 3-0.
Though those were all the runs the Bulldogs would need, right fielder Brianna Hesson drew a base on balls in the third canto, advanced on a wild pitch, and crossed home plate on a Razey double. First baseman Kristyn Sandberg’s ensuing single scored the remaining runner from second, and an extra run was added when Hesson led off the bottom of the fifth frame with a single and came home on another Razey double.
The Skyhawks had little success at the plate, drawing walks in the first and third innings, notching a single in the fifth canto, and benefiting from a hit batsman in the sixth stanza to produce the contest’s only baserunners. Tennessee-Martin, in short, accomplished less in the batter’s box as a team than Ashley Razey (3 for 3, 4 RBI) managed all by herself.
The Red and Black have won nine straight softball games, outscoring the opposition 45-4 in their last six outings. Having dispensed with UT-Martin in a two-game set this weekend, the Bulldogs now prepare themselves to host UT-Knoxville for a doubleheader on Wednesday.