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Auburn Softball Sweeps Georgia

It wasn't always easy, but the Tigers came away with the sweep.

Kasey Cooper rounds the bases after her walk-off home run Friday night.
Kasey Cooper rounds the bases after her walk-off home run Friday night.
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It took two late-game rallies, but Auburn was able to sweep the visiting Georgia Bulldogs in Jane B Moore Park this weekend.

Auburn is now 45-5 overall on the season and 15-3 in the SEC. They haven't lost a conference game since dropping one to Mississippi State in the second series of the season, and have only lost one game (half of a double-header with Top 10 Florida State last week) since then.

Friday (4-3 Win)

The first of the late-inning rallies was by far the most spectacular. Georgia took a 3-1 lead into the bottom of the 7th inning. Two quick singles put two on board and Kasey Cooper at the plate. For UGA, that was a no-win situation. Walk her, and you face Jade Rhodes. Pitch to her and... well, you get what you got. A 3-run game-winning home run.

Saturday (13-2 Win, 5 innings)

Where Friday and Sunday's games were close, Saturday was a blow-out. It wasn't the case of a single inning being the key, either. It was just a steady number of runs in each inning. Auburn picked up 2, 3, 4, and 4 runs in their four trips to the plate. UGA was able to get 1 in the 2nd and 1 in the 4th, but that was it.

Sunday (2-1 Win)

Georgia gained a 1-0 lead in the top of the 4th on a solo home run, and that was the score going into the bottom of the 6th. Madi Gipson grabbed an RBI double to tie the game, and then Courtney Shea grounded out but a questionable move by the UGA defense allowed the go ahead run to still cross the plate. That was all the Tigers needed, as Rachel Walters was able to close the game out in the top of the 7th.

Auburn remains tied at the top of the regular season SEC standings with only six games to go. The Tigers will travel to Knoxville next weekend to take on Tennessee before returning home to face Texas A&M in the final series of the regular season.