Sykes powers Mizzou past Georgia, 6-3

Photos by Karen Mitchell

Mackenzie Sykes jumps onto home plate  and into the crowd of cheering teammates after hitting a walk-off home run Saturday, winning the game 6-3.

Mackenzie Sykes jumps onto home plate and into the crowd of cheering teammates after hitting a walk-off home run Saturday, winning the game 6-3.

Mackenzie Sykes drove in four RBIs Saturday including the game-winning walk-off home run to power No. 16 Missouri past No. 13 Georgia Bulldogs, 6-3.

Missouri scored first in the game when Sykes singled in Taylor Gadbois in the first inning. The Tigers scored again in the second inning then Georgia scored two runs in the third and held Missouri scoreless, to tie the game at 2. The Bulldogs took the 3-2 lead in the fourth and held it until the seventh.

Gadbois started the Missouri rally with a single and was scored by a hit by Angela Randazzo to tie the game. Kelsea Roth  also reached with a single, putting two runners on when Sykes stepped up to the plate, knocking her home run over the left field fence.

Gadbois had two hits in the game to extend her hitting streak to 29 games, best on the team and freshman Casey Stangel pitched a complete game and got the win bringing her record to 12-4.

The two team meet up again on Sunday with a scheduled start time of noon at University Field.

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