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Georgia earns spot in Women's College World Series

(Source: GeorgiaDogs.com) (Source: GeorgiaDogs.com)

Cortni Emanuel’s solo home run couldn’t have come at a better time.

Number seven Georgia and number 10 Tennessee were tied at one in extra innings, and Emanuel delivered what would end up being the winning hit to put the Bulldogs back in the Women’s College

World Series for the second time in three years. Georgia almost ended the game in regulation. Alyssa DiCarlo drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the 7th in what was at that point a scoreless pitcher’s duel between UGA’s Mary Wilson Avant and Tennessee’s Matty Moss.

With two outs in the bottom of the 7th, Cailin Hannon came through for the Vols with a base hit to center that scored Brooke Langston, tying the game at one and forcing extra innings.

Emanuel hit her home run in the 8th, and Avant closed the door in the bottom of the frame.

Avant pitched eight innings, only gave up one run on four hits with a walk and five strikeouts.

Georgia returns to Oklahoma City for the fourth time in program history and the first time since 2016. They previously made the World Series in 2009 and 2010.

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