OKLAHOMA CITY – Bianka Bell homered twice and Carley Hoover tossed a three hitter as LSU topped Georgia 4-1 and advanced to the semifinals of the Women’s College World Series at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The Tigers (52-17) reached the semifinals for the second straight season and take on Oklahoma at 8:30 p.m. CT. The Bulldogs’ (46-20) season comes to an end.
Bell gave Hoover all the runs she would need in the bottom of the first, lacing a two-run homer to right center for a 2-0 lead. She finished 2-for-3 with three RBI and two runs scored.
After Georgia got on the board courtesy of a Maeve McGuire RBI groundout, Bell laced her second long ball of the contest, a solo shot to center for a 3-1 advantage.
Constance Quinn, who was 2-for-3, added an insurance run for the Tigers with a one-out RBI single to left center in the bottom of the sixth.
Hoover allowed a run, struck out five and walked one, improving her record to 22-8.
Georgia Chelsea Wilkerson suffered the defeat. She surrendered four runs, three earned, on six hits with three strikeouts and one walk. Sydni Emanuel, Alyssa DiCarlo and Alex Hugo each recorded a hit for the Bulldogs.
-- Image courtesy of Chris Parent (LSU Athletics Photographer)