2010 NCAA Division Women's College World Series - Game 4
No. 6 Georgia 6, No. 3 Washington 3 | Box Score
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - A three-run home run by junior Megan Wiggins helped push the sixth-seeded Georgia Bulldogs past No. 3 Washinton, 6-3, during the final game of the opening day of the 2010 NCAA Division I Women's College World Series at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.
Washington (50-8) was first to score in the game when sophomore Nikki Williams blasted a double into left field that scored junior Jenn Salling.
The Huskies added two more runs later in the inning when freshman Hooch Fagaly singled through the left side, allowing Williams and senior pitcher Danielle Lawrie to cross the plate.
However, that would be all the scoring Washington would do in the game, as Georgia recorded six unanswered runs to end the game.
In the fourth, Georgia broke up Lawrie's shutout bid and got on the board with a solo home run from sophomore Kristyn Sandberg that was crushed over the fence in left field.
The Bulldogs (49-11) added two more runs in the fifth inning with an RBI single from Wiggins and a bases loaded fielder's choice from junior Brianna Hesson to tie the game at three.
Wiggins sealed the deal for Georgia in the sixth inning with her 16th long ball of the season that was sent sailing over the wall in center field.
Washington had opportunities to tie the game in the final two innings, but left three stranded in the sixth and was struck out in order by Georgia pitcher Allison Owen in the seventh.
Sophomore Erin Arevalo got the win for Georgia, going 4.1 innings and allowing no runs off of three hits with four strikeouts to improve to 19-6. After entering the game in the sixth inning, Owen allowed no runs and no hits with five strikeouts to earn her third save of the season.
Lawrie went the full seven for Washington, taking just her fourth loss of the season in the process. On the day, she allowed six runs off of 11 hits, while fanning five.
The Georgia win now sets up a meeting with SEC foe Tennessee on Friday at 8:30 p.m. CDT, while Pac-10 members Washington and Arizona will meet on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. CDT in an elimination game.