Emberson homers in CSU's loss to Georgia at Holy City Showdown

Emberson homers in CSU's loss to Georgia at Holy City Showdown

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern fell to No. 10/12 Georgia on the second day of the Holy City Showdown as the Buccaneers dropped a 9-1 decision to the Bulldogs at the Patriots Point Athletic Complex on Saturday afternoon.

Caitlyn Emberson connected on her first collegiate home run in the top of the third inning, while Natalie Yonan went 2-for-3 from the plate to pace the CSU (9-13), but the Bucs were unable to keep pace with the Bulldogs (21-3) at the plate in falling for the second time on the weekend.

Nicole Ayala (2-2) suffered the loss in 1.1 innings of work, while Arizona Pilgrim went the final 3.0 innings in closing out the contest in the circle.

Brittany Gray (7-2) picked up the win for the Bulldogs, going 4.1 innings while striking out six. Kylie Bass closed out the game getting the final two outs.

Georgia scored the first six runs of the game in the first two innings with Tina Iosefa proving the big hit in both innings. She connected on a one-out two-run home run in the bottom of the first, then added a two-run double in the second to stake the Bulldogs to the 6-0 lead. Maeve McGuire added a two-run shot in the first inning.

The Bucs got on the scoreboard in the top of the third as Emberson battled her way through a full-count, fouling off several pitches before connecting on a towering drive to left field. The ball bounced off the top of the fence, landing over the barrier for her first home run of the season.

Iosefa connected on her second two-run home run of the game to give Georgia the 8-1 lead in the fourth inning.

The Bulldogs scored the final run in the bottom of the fifth with Brea Dickey scoring on a one-out wild pitch.

Charleston Southern is back in action tomorrow as the Buccaneers close out the final day of the Holy City Showdown taking on Chattanooga at 9 a.m. and Columbia at 3 p.m. 

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