The No. 14-ranked Georgia softball team hopes to heat up along with the weather in Minneapolis in NCAA regional action on Monday.
The Bulldogs (41-18) are scheduled to resume play at 10 a.m. Monday batting in the top of the fifth inning with runners on first and second and one out leading Drake 4-2 in an elimination game.
The game was suspended on Saturday night and rain on Sunday pushed back the resumption of play to Monday.
If Georgia holds on to beat Drake (43-15), it advances to play host Minnesota at noon.
The NCAA tournament No. 7-seed Golden Gophers beat the Bulldogs last Friday by a 2-1 count in eight innings, rallying from 1-0 down in the bottom of the seventh inning.
The Bulldogs would have to beat the Golden Gophers twice on Monday to advance to Super Regional play, where they’d travel to play LSU.
All 13 SEC softball teams made the NCAA tournament (Vanderbilt does not have a team). Six of those league teams have advanced to NCAA Super Regional play.
Georgia is in the only regional where all four teams had 40 regular-season wins, and the Bulldogs have also been battling the elements.
UGA opened the tournament last Thursday beating Drake 6-4 on Ciara Bryan’s walk-off home run.
Temperatures dropped int0 the 40s when UGA played Minnesota last Friday, adding to the Golden Gophers home field advantage.
Temperatures on Monday are expected to rise from the 30s into the 60s.
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