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University of Georgia Softball Team defeats Florida 6-0 in Women's College World Series

LaShaun Williams

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The University of Georgia softball team is coming to the 2021 Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City after beating No. 4 Florida with 6-0 on Saturday afternoon.

The Bulldogs (34-21) will be competing against either No. 5 Oklahoma State or No. 12 Texas in the opening round of the WCWS Thursday, June 3. This 2021 Women's College World Series will be the University of Georgia's fifth appearance in Oklahoma City.

Graduate Mary Wilson Avant (20-10) obtained her second complete-game closing of the Gators on the weekend, where she allowed only four hits while striking out four.

The team gave eight hits to Florida's four, with Sophomore Sydney Kuma and junior Lacey Fincher each counted two hits. Later in the game, Kuma joined redshirt-sophomore Jaiden Fields and freshman Jayda Kearney to take on Florida pitchers. Junior Savana Sikes came in to score twice while being on base four times with a hit-by-pitch and three walks.

Sikes was hit by a pitch, leading off the first bottom. She then pulled up at third on double off the way in left by Kuma. Fincher drove in Sikes with a single down the left-field line, resulting in Georgia out in front 1-0 in the first. Fields then doubled Georgia's lead with a leadoff home run in the home half of the second, making it a 2-0 game. It is Fields' second long ball of the weekend.

Georgia's third home run of the match was a two-run beast shot towards the palm trees in center off the bat of Kuma, making it a 5-0 game. Freshman Sydney Chambley gave the final score for Georgia as she singled to center to drive in sophomore Sara Mosley, ensuring the Bulldogs victory over the Gators with a 6-0 score.

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