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Dixon homers Bulldogs sweep Lady’Backs

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Dixon homers Bulldogs sweep Lady’Backs

FAYETTEVILLE –University of Arkansas freshman Miranda Dixon hit a three-run home run to get the Lady Razorbacks out to a 3-0 lead against Georgia, but the Bulldogs swept the Lady Razorbacks with a come-from-behind, 5-3 victory, Sunday at Lady’Back Yard. Georgia (41-24, 11-14) clinched a spot in the Southeastern Conference tournament this weekend. The Bulldogs tallied five runs on 11 hits and two errors. The Lady’Backs (20-41, 5-20) scored three runs on four hits and committed one error. “Today was pretty much a picture of our season,” said head coach Jamie Pinkerton. “We showed how good we could be and then our defensive woes popped up. I thought we put the ball in play today and didn’t have a lot of strikeouts.” In the third inning the Lady’Backs put the first runs on the scoreboard. Robison reached base on an infield error and Bachkora walked to put two runners on the bases before Dixon launched a three-run home run to left field to put the Lady’Backs up 3-0. Dixon’s homer was her seventh of the season, tying the single season record for most home runs. Georgia evened the score 3-3 in the fifth inning behind five hits and one Arkansas error. Christie Hamilton led off with a single to left center and Sojourner Moody singled in the infield before Hamilton scored on a throwing error. Kristin Schnake then scored Moody on an infield single to the circle and Kellie Middleton singled to center field to score Moody. “Miranda looked good and helped us out with a three-run homer and then she self destructed,” said Pinkerton. “She going to be good, but we’ve got to get by that mental block.” In the seventh the Bulldogs took the lead, 5-3, with two more runs on three hits. Charvi Greer hit an infield single and stole second base before Middleton collected her 40th RBI of the season scoring Greer on a single to left center. Middleton advanced to second and on second Dixon started on the mound and went four and one-third innings before she was relieved by junior Katy Henry. Dixon allowed three runs on six hits and struck out three. In two and two-third innings, Henry gave up two runs on five hits and struck out one. Kasi Carroll was the winning pitcher for Georgia throwing a complete game. She allowed three runs on two hits and struck out seven. The Lady’Backs return to action Friday, May 4, traveling to Mississippi State for their last SEC series of the year. For more information about Arkansas softball, please log on to LADYBACKS.COM.



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