Missouri first team out, loses 5-2 to Georgia

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Unseeded Missouri has become the first team eliminated from the Women's College World Series.

Kristyn Sandberg hit a two-run home run and Kristin Schnake added a two-run double as Georgia advanced in the double-elimination tournament with a 5-2 win Saturday against the Tigers.

Sandberg gave the sixth-seeded Bulldogs (45-11) a 3-0 lead in the fourth inning when she hit her eighth home run of the season with a line drive to center field. Schnake made it 5-0 an inning later as Georgia cashed in after Chelsea Thomas (16-7) issued a walk, hit a batter and threw a wild pitch.

Georgia starter Christie Hamilton (25-9) gave up only a two-run single to Marla Schweisberger after a disputed call kept a rally going in the sixth inning for the Tigers (50-12).

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