The Georgia Bulldogs softball team defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels 3-2 Saturday afternoon to advance to the Athens Regional Championship on Sunday.
Georgia jumped out to a 3-0 lead after scoring a pair of runs in the first inning and another one in the third. With North Carolina on its heals, the Tar Heels came through with a crucial two-run fifth inning to cut the deficit to just one.
The Bulldogs had a chance to extend their lead in the top of the seventh inning when North Carolina elected to load the bases by walking power Kristyn Sandberg with runners on the corners. Georgia, however, could not convert those base runners into runs on the board, so the Bulldogs went into the bottom of the inning to close it out defensively.
Georgia will try to advance to its fifth consecutive Super Regional, only needing to win one of two possible games on Sunday.
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