Georgia defeated Harvard, 6-2, in the opening game of the 2018 NCAA Athens Regional.
The Bulldogs jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning before adding another run in the 3rd and 2 runs in the 5th.
Georgia improved its record to 43-11 with the victory. Harvard dropped to 23-17 after entering the matchup with a 2-game winning streak.
Four who mattered
Cortni Emanuel: The senior had 2 hits, including a double and one RBI.
Alysen Febrey: The sophomore had 2 hits, including a double and one RBI.
Justice Milz: The freshman hit a solo home run, her 13th of the season.
Mary Wilson Avant: The sophomore starter allowed 0 earned runs and struck out 8 batters in 5.0 innings.
Home cooking: Georgia improved to 32-4 in games played at Jack Turner Softball Stadium.
Tourney success: Georgia improves to 63-35 all-time in NCAA Tournament play.
Georgia will face Northwestern on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.