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Drake pitcher Nicole Newman talks about coming back from Tommy John surgery.
Tommy Birch, tbirch@dmreg.com

The Georgia Bulldogs defeated the Drake College softball workforce, 6-four, in eight innings Friday night time in the first recreation of the Minneapolis Regional held on the campus of the College of Minnesota.
 
Georgia (40-17) tied the sport within the seventh with a solo house run off Nicole Newman that despatched the sport to additional innings. Drake (forty two-14), which took an early 1-zero lead however fell behind three-1 in the third, grabbed the lead again in the fourth inning.

Taryn Pena and Newman have been every hit, and Sarah Maddox adopted with a single via the suitable aspect to load the bases.

Pinch hitter and catcher Gabbie Jonas came via with a sacrifice fly to left that scored Pena to chop Georgia’s result in three-2. Two batters later after Abby Buie moved each runners into scoring position with a fielder’s selection, Libby Ryan smacked a single up the center that plated Newman and Maddox for a 4-3 Drake lead.
 
Drake struck first in its first at bat after it loaded the bases with one out for Newman, who hit a pointy grounder to 3rd because the Georgia third baseman Savana stepped on the bottom for the second out. Her throw to house making an attempt to get Macy Johnson though struck Johnson within the again and allowed her to score the primary run.
 
Georgia tied the game in the third inning after a leadoff triple off the middle subject wall that Johnson just missed catching and one batter later a shallow single by Milz to middle subject scored Fincher. The Georgia Bulldogs took its first lead of the game within the bottom of third on Alyssa DiCarlo’s two-run residence run over the correct middle area wall.
 
Jordan Doggett lined a leadoff base hit into left to begin the eighth inning. Bryan then stepped in and hit a house run to centerfield. The tying residence run got here with one out and Newman bounced again getting the subsequent two hitters out.
 
Newman’s report moved to 28-7 together with her first loss since March 10 at Tulsa.  
 
Drake will play Saturday at 5:30 p.m. towards the loser of host Minnesota and North Dakota State, who played half-hour after Drake and Georgia.