Georgia softball dominated the competition in Athens for the second day in a row on Saturday afternoon, defeating Northwestern 12-0 in six innings.
The Bulldogs finished off the mercy-rule win with seven runs in the final two frames, including a five-run sixth inning. An Alyssa DiCarlo homer in the top of the frame put the finishing touches on the victory.
DiCarlo was the standout today, blasting three home runs and producing six RBI. She became just the fourth player in history to hit three homers in an NCAA Tournament game.
Here’s a clip of her final blast of the day:
3️⃣ DiCarlo Dingers!!
— NCAA Softball (@NCAAsoftball) May 19, 2018
Justice Milz also had a nice day, getting two hits, scoring three runs and driving in a pair.
In the circle, Georgia used four solid performances to shutout the Wildcats. Mary Wilson Avant got the start and limited Northwestern to just one hit over three innings. Amanda Ablan, Kylie Bass and Keara Napoli took it from there, permitting just five hits and one walk over the final three frames.
Georgia now advances to the regional championship on Sunday, where the Bulldogs could meet Northwestern again. The Wildcats will first face the winner of Saturday’s elimination game between Cal and Harvard.
Whoever prevails from that trio will have to beat the Bulldogs twice on Sunday in order to advance to the NCAA Super Regionals. First pitch is slated for 12 p.m. ET on Sunday.
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