Georgia wins NCAA softball regional, will host Super Regional (UPDATED)

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.

18 comments Add your comment

Billy O

May 23rd, 2010
6:47 pm

go dawgs……..

D-MAN

May 23rd, 2010
7:00 pm

Another choke by tech,Priceless!

Scooter dawgs

May 23rd, 2010
7:51 pm

When will the Men teams start winnig championships in their collective sports. Florida,Alabama and LSU are cleaning the Dawgs clock.

JJ

May 23rd, 2010
8:17 pm

Scooter dawgs

May 23rd, 2010
8:29 pm

Oh BTW Tennis dont count nor does golf.

JACK5

May 23rd, 2010
8:40 pm

North Georgia Softball hosted and won the Division 2 Super Regionals in Dahlonega this weekend. North Georgia is the only collegiate team in any division that is undefeated. The Saints are currently 50 – 0 and are ranked #1 in the country. They open play at the College World Series this Thursday in Missouri. The Saints are comprised of mainly metro Atlanta players. Best of luck to the Saints in their quest for a national title!

Blind Homers Club

May 23rd, 2010
8:57 pm

When is UGA gonna get rid of these little league coaches in Athens? Fire Perno. Put Richt on notice as well.. Then fire the clown who is UGA’s athletic Director. Enough is enough already !

Bullwinkle

May 23rd, 2010
9:32 pm

Valdosta State’s Lady Blazers qualified for the D-II World Series, too. Those of us who live in the nothingness around Valdosta are very proud of them.

Machelle Nelms

May 23rd, 2010
10:15 pm

Go Lady Dawgs. Congrats!!!! :)

Goldenrod

May 23rd, 2010
11:12 pm

THWUGA Softball!

We Run This Conference!

BuLLdawg

May 24th, 2010
2:41 am

Why is it that the AJ-C has NO STORY on Georgia tek’s softball team ?

Becasue they LOST, are eliminated, and their season is OVER 4-3 Sunday losing to a lousy Oregon team.

alabamadawg

May 24th, 2010
3:03 am

Congratulations Lady Dawgs !!!

GT71

May 24th, 2010
6:36 am

Thanks to the vocab-challenged leg-humper. If the AJC wont even print anything about the Tech women’s loss, at least we can get the news from these marginally literate posters.
Thanks, mutts! You are good for something after all.
What a combo – the mutts and the AJC! The worst of both worlds…and both right there in GA.

michaelj

May 24th, 2010
9:51 am

GTech couldn’t even win with Marla Hooch pitching.

james T. Kirk

May 24th, 2010
10:53 am

The only sports the puppies are any good at are chick sports. Go figure.

badboyoncampus

May 24th, 2010
12:29 pm

Congrats to Coach Lu and the Lady Dawgs. They have another great team. I think they can make it back to OKC. Friday at 2pm on ESPNU UGA vs. Cal. Good luck lady dawgs. We UGA fans are proud.

GoldenDawg

May 24th, 2010
1:21 pm

Way to go Lady DAWGS! I think we can take the huskies this year.

Blind Homers Club: YOU ARE AN IDIOT.

Hannah

June 5th, 2010
9:26 pm

UGH…………..WHY DID GEORGIA HAVE TO WIN?!?!?!?!?!? I’M SOOOOOOOOO MAD!!!!!!!! :-\….ugh