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Tennessee Staves Off Georgia Comeback To Advance to WCWS Semi-Finals

 2010 NCAA Division Women's College World Series - Game 6 
No. 15 Tennessee 7, No. 6 Georgia 5 Box Score 

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. - A grand slam in the third inning from Tennessee senior Erin Webb proved to be enough to survive a late rally from Georgia, giving the Lady Vols a 7-5 win and a spot in Sunday's semi-finals at the 2010 NCAA Division I Women's College World Series at the ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City. 

Tennessee (49-13) was first on the board in the game in the second inning when sophomore Jessica Spinger, who led off with a walk, scored on a wild pitch from Georgia pitcher Sarah McCloud. 

Later in the inning, freshman Lauren Gibson scored on another Georgia wild pitch, this time by Erin Arevalo.

In the third, Tennessee loaded the bases on a bunt single from junior Kelly Grieve and two hit batters, allowing Webb to come to the plate and send one over the wall in in right center. 

The Lady Vols rounded out their scoring in the fourth after a single from freshman Kat Dotson allowed freshman Raven Chavanne the chance to cross home plate. 

However, in the bottom of the fourth Georgia began to chip away at the lead when sophomore Ashley Pauly singled to the short stop to drive in junior Brianna Hesson. 

The Bulldogs (49-12) added another run in the fifth on a single to right field from sophomore Ashley Razey that scored junior Megan Wiggins to close the gap at 7-2. 

Georgia attempted one last rally in the seventh with a three-run home run from Razey down the left field line to pull the Bulldogs within two. However, Tennessee pitcher Ivy Renfroe retired the next two batters to clinch the win and advance the Lady Vols to the semi-finals. 

Renfroe (31-4) went all seven innings for Tennessee to get the win by allowing five runs off of 10 hits, while striking out 10. 

The loss in the game went to McCloud (13-2) who went just one inning and allowed one run and a walk. 

The win earns Tennessee a spot in Sunday's second semi-final against either Arizona, Washington or Hawaii. Game time is set for 2:30 p.m. CDT. 

Meanwhile, Georgia now heads to an elimination game at 6 p.m. on Saturday against the winner of the earlier game between Missouri and Florida.