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2021 Women’s College World Series preview: Georgia Bulldogs

Photo: Kelly Donoho/Mississippi State Athletics

The 2021 NCAA Softball Tournament is coming to a close as the 2021 Women’s College World Series is set to start. Get to know each of the eight teams in Oklahoma City who are hoping to head home with a national championship next week.

Only two teams have been able to hand the Oklahoma Sooners a loss this season and the Georgia Bulldogs happen to be one of them. In the first game of a doubleheader earlier this year, Georgia gave Oklahoma its first loss of the season.

But, unlike some of the other teams who have made it to Oklahoma City for the Women’s College World Series, the Bulldogs have struggled mightily at times this season and seemed like an unlikely team to make it to this point of the 2021 NCAA Softball Tournament.

But regardless, they’re here. They’ve made it to this point and are looking to find a way to win it all.

Here’s what you need to know about the Georgia Bulldogs:

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Record:

34-21 overall, 7-17 conference

Regional results:

  • May 21 vs. Western Kentucky – W, 11-3 (6 innings)
  • May 22 vs. Duke – W, 1-0
  • May 23 vs. Duke – W, 10-9

Super Regional results:

  • Game one: May 28 vs. Florida – W, 4-0
  • Game two: May 29 vs. Florida – W, 6-0

Players to watch:

  • Lacey Fincher – .338 batting average, 15 home runs, 37 RBIs
  • Sydney Kuma – .299 batting average, 15 home runs, 39 RBIs
  • Mary Wilson Avant – 2.69 ERA, 20-10 record, 197.2 innings pitched, 194 strikeouts

Final thoughts:

Just a few weeks ago, Georgia really didn’t seem like the kind of team that would’ve been able to make it to Oklahoma City. The Women’s College World Series seemed out of reach for the Bulldogs as they struggled in SEC play. But the Bulldogs hit a hot streak at the right moment and have as much of a chance as anyone else in the WCWS to come home with a championship. The biggest question about UGA’s run here is if their hot streak can continue against the best teams in the country?

CHECK OUT THE FULL WCWS SCHEDULE HERE.

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