Georgia falls to Tennessee in Southeastern Regional
After a tough 5-1 loss to Tennessee on Friday afternoon, Georgia has some work to do on Saturday against West Virginia.
Georgia was led by Sierra Ussery, who knocked in the only run for Georgia on a double to left-center driving in Dana Walker from first. In the circle, Ussery continued her dominance from Thursday, allowing only one hit through the first three innings. In the bottom of the fourth, Tennessee scored five runs on four hits and one error to take a 5-1 lead. They didn't look back from there.
"I mean we hit well today," said Georgia manager Dewyane Phillipswe. "We just made some mistakes in that one inning that killed us really."
Luckily for Georgia, the southeastern regional is a double-elimination tournament. Tomorrow, Georgia will take on West Virginia for the right to play Virginia in the loser's bracket semifinals.
After the game, Phillips talked about how is going to motivate his team heading into tomorrow.
"We can't let them get too down and they've got to come out fighting like they have been. One bad inning will kill you, it will kill any team really," said Phillips.
With two more wins, Georgia can be right back in control of their own destiny. With three more wins, they are on to Portland, Oregon for the Little League Softball World Series.
First pitch tomorrow is at 4 PM in Warner Robins.