The No. 15 Alabama Crimson Tide had a tough time on the road against the No. 5 Georgia Bulldogs over the weekend. The Crimson Tide dropped the first two games of the series before bouncing back with a win on Sunday to avoid the sweep.

In the series opener on Friday, Alabama opened up the scoring with a second-inning solo home run from Kenleigh Cahalan. Georgia answered in the fourth with a three-run home run and never looked back as Georgia took the first game of the series 4-2.

Alabama lost its second game of the weekend on Saturday afternoon, allowing Georgia to secure the three-game series with an 11-3 victory in five innings.

The Crimson Tide got behind early, allowing two runs in the first inning and four more in the second to give Georgia a 6-0 lead after two innings. Alabama trimmed the lead to five in the top of the fourth, but the Bulldogs drove in a pair in their half of the fifth inning. Georgia scored three more in the bottom of the fifth to secure the series win with an 11-3 run-rule victory.

With the series already a loss, Alabama needed a win to prevent getting swept for the first time since 2013. The Crimson Tide prevailed on Sunday by winning the series finale 5-4 to avoid the sweep.

Georgia got on the scoreboard first with an RBI double in the bottom of the third. Alabama answered in the fourth with a five-run outburst led by a Jenna Johnson home run to left field. The Bulldogs trimmed the lead down to one in the bottom of the seventh. With the bases loaded and down to their final out, Kayla Beaver struck out the final batter to hold on to the 5-4 win.

Beaver recorded her ninth win of the season, pitching all seven innings striking out five and allowing just two earned runs.

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