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Baylor Lady Bears punch ticket to the College World Series

In a heavy weight battle, Baylor and Georgia exchanged punches, but the Lady Bears advanced to their third Women’s College World Series with a 6-3 win over the Bulldogs Saturday at Jack Turner Stadium.

Baylor (47-14), the No. 13 seed, trailed 3-2 headed into the bottom of the fifth inning before Linsey Hays hit the go-ahead two-run homer deep over the rightfield wall that proved to be the game winner. As has been done her whole career, Whitney Canion battled through a 169-pitch effort to pick up her 31st win of the season and help carry the Lady Bears to their third WCWS appearance since 2007.

The last time BU went to Oklahoma City was also via Athens, Georgia when Baylor beat the Bulldogs in three games. This time, after Baylor’s 9-1 win Friday, the Lady Bears closed the door in two games, once again on the road, stunning the No. 4 seeded Bulldogs.

Georgia scored a run in the first, fourth and fifth innings and threatened all afternoon long, but in the end Canion stranded 12 UGA base runners nixing any big innings.

Canion scattered eight hits, walked five and struck out seven to tie Cristin Vitek’s (2004) and her own (2011) single-season record for 31 wins in a season.

Baylor added the final nail in the coffin scoring two runs on three Georgia (49-15) errors in the bottom of the sixth as the game became unraveled for the Bulldogs.

May 26, 2014 at 12:48 pm Leave a comment

Alabama punches ticket to the College World Series

After a marathon win in game one, Alabama was more efficient in game two, defeating Nebraska 2-1 in the second game of the weekend to earn the Super Regional win and punch the Crimson Tide’s ninth ticket to the Women’s College World Series, Jaclyn Traina because she gutted out so many performances over the year. She was much better than yesterday and I think everyone saw that. The Super Regional win is Alabama’s (50-11) ninth in program history and the third for this senior class that includes Traina (23-3), who threw the complete-game victory with just one run off three hits. A first-inning rally provided all the runs that Alabama would need, with “I still had a lot of confidence in myself,” said Traina. “Days like yesterday happen and I just learn from it. We worked a lot on the off-speed in there today too and that kept them off-balance. We were just on the same page together and it worked out. Nebraska (44-18) could not get anything going against Triana on offense, putting just five baserunners on all game. Starter Tatum Edwards (24-13) went the distance in the circle and took the loss despite limiting Alabama to just two runs off seven hits.

May 26, 2014 at 12:44 pm Leave a comment

Alabama Softball Advances to Super Regional

Alabama will be one of just 16 Division-I programs playing softball next weekend, as the Crimson Tide defeated South Alabama, 3-0, in Sunday’s Tuscaloosa Regional Championship to advance to the program’s NCAA-record 10th straight Super Regional.

Alabama (48-11) is the only program in the country to advance to the Super Regional round every season since the round’s inception in 2005. This season will be the seventh time Alabama has hosted a Super Regional and the sixth time in the last seven years.

May 20, 2014 at 1:35 am Leave a comment

Alabama cruises to SEC Softball Title: Secures #2 Seed in NCAA Tournament

The Crimson Tide never trailed and was only briefly threatened en route to its fifth SEC tournament title.

Alabama destroyed Florida 10-1 this afternoon to complete the SEC regular season/tournament championship sweep for the second time in three years.

A 6-run third blew the game open. Jazlyn Lunceford and Kendall Dawson both hit 2-out home runs accounting for the final five runs of the inning.

Amanda Locke was the winning pitcher after coach Patrick Murphy rested ace Jackie Traina.

May 14, 2012 at 5:39 pm Leave a comment

Pat Summit retires

What a shame that this happens to such a great human being.

Continue Reading April 30, 2012 at 8:54 pm Leave a comment

Stosur prevails in see-saw, wee-hours slugfest

Late night at the Open.

Continue Reading September 7, 2010 at 2:14 pm Leave a comment

Azarenka collapses in second-round match

Hot, Hot, Hot!

Continue Reading September 2, 2010 at 7:40 pm Leave a comment

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