HOOVER, Ala. -- One big inning was all Alabama needed to win the game and series versus Georgia on Sunday, taking a 5-2 victory.
The score was level at 1-all headed into the bottom of the third. And that's when the Crimson Tide (18-16, 6-9 SEC) struck. The hosts scored four times in the frame to take a 5-1 advantage, which proved to be too much for Georgia to surmount. The Bulldogs (20-17, 6-9) got one more run across in the seventh inning, but it wasn't nearly enough to leave with the win.
Geoffrey Bramblett (5-1) was credited with the victory for the Crimson Tide, allowing two runs (both earned) in seven innings. Jared Walsh (3-1) took the loss for Georgia, struggling in his two and one-third innings of work; he gave up five earned runs, six hits and walked three while facing just 15 batters.
Georgia must now look ahead to a non-conference tussle with arch-rival Georgia Tech on Tuesday in Atlanta, with game time set for 7 p.m. ET. Alabama has a non-conference tilt of its own at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, hosting Alabama-Birmingham in Hoover.