Vols hold off Bulldogs
By JEFF LATZKE
OKLAHOMA CITY — Erinn Webb hit her second career grand slam and Tennessee held off a late rally to beat Southeastern Conference rival Georgia, 7-5, last night at the Women's College World Series.
The Lady Vols (49-13) never scored more than four runs in a game during three World Series trips with Monica Abbott, the NCAA's career leader wins and strikeouts. But this is a far different team.
With freshmen making up more than half the roster, Tennessee is manufacturing runs in bunches. The Lady Vols used the mercy rule in beating Arizona, 9-0, in their opener, then jumped out to an early seven-run lead against the sixth-seeded Bulldogs (49-12).
Ashley Razey led Georgia's comeback bid with an RBI single in the fifth and a three-run home run off of freshman Ivy Renfroe (31-4) in the seventh.
Tennessee advanced to the next round tomorrow. Georgia will play today against an opponent to be determined.
NCAA DIVISION I SOFTBALL
World Series Glance
At ASA Hall of Fame Stadium
UCLA 5, Hawai'i 2
Tennessee 7, Georgia 5
Game 7 — Missouri (51-12) vs. Florida (48-9), 6 a.m.
Game 8 — Arizona (48-12) vs. Washington (50-8), 8 a.m.
Game 9 — Hawai'i (50-15) vs. Game 7 winner, 1 p.m.
Game 10 — Georgia (49-12) vs. Game 8 winner, 3 p.m.
Game 11 — UCLA (47-11) vs. Game 9 winner, 7 a.m.
Game 12 — Tennessee (49-13) vs. Game 10 winner, 9 a.m.
x-Game 13 — Game 11 winner vs. Game 11 loser, 1 p.m.
x-Game 14 — Game 12 winner vs. Game 12 loser, 3 p.m.
NOTE: If only one game is necessary, it will be played at 1 p.m.
Game 1, 2 p.m.
Game 2, 2 p.m.
Game 3, 2 p.m.