For the third year in a row, Georgia’s softball team has reached the NCAA Super Regionals.
The Bulldogs (46-11) advanced by beating Radford 8-1 on Sunday afternoon in the championship game of the NCAA’s Athens regional at the UGA Softball Stadium.
Georgia will play California — winner of the Columbus (Ohio) regional – in a best-of-three Super Regional series in Athens next weekend. Game 1 will be played Friday at 2 p.m., Game 2 Saturday at noon and Game 3, if necessary, Saturday at 2:30 p.m.
California beat Ohio State 7-0 on Sunday to win the Columbus regional.
Sixteen teams advanced to the Super Regionals, with series being played at eight sites around the country. The eight winners will move on to the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City.
Georgia is the No. 6 national seed and California the No. 11 seed.
Georgia swept through this past weekend’s regional play, beating Elton 10-4 on Friday, Florida State 5-2 on Saturday and Radford 8-1 on Sunday. Similarly, California went 3-0 in the Columbus Regional.
Against Radford, Georgia’s Megan Wiggins went 3-for-4 with three RBI and Brianna Hesson 2-for-4 with two RBI. Sarah McCloud allowed one run on seven hits through five innings and struck out a season-high seven. She won all three of Georgia’s games in the regional.