The Georgia Little League Softball team is still fighting for a semifinal spot. The girls bounced back from a loss to Florida to defeat Alabama on Saturday.
Kassidy Hulett drove in the first run with a ground out. Georgia picked up its second run on a reversed call at the plate. In the second inning Hannah Griffin was walked. She tried to take third as well, but the ball beat her to the bag. Marilynn Nesmith saw her chance to take home and started the run in from third. She was initially called out, but after discussing the play with the other umpires, the call was reversed.
"That was a must win game right there," said Georgia Manager Mike Phillips. "I told the girls that before we started playing and luckily they came out and played some great defense. We had a couple little boops, but overall they did good and made some good plays. Bats still aren't where I want them to be, but they hit and we got some runs on the board."
Georgia went on to top Alabama 4-1. They face North Carolina in a make-up game Sunday at noon.