In the top of the second inning, Anna Swafford for Georgia belted a solo shot to left on the first pitch of the inning. Gretchen Aucoin, the Lady Vols starting pitcher, shook it off.
In the bottom of the second, a calm, collected Aucoin blasted a solo home run of her own to center field, tying the game.
She had the game back under her control.
“It’s definitely a mindset,” Aucoin said about using her own hitting to accompany her pitching. “You go out there and dominate in the circle, and then come in and celebrate with the rest ...