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Georgia pitcher Mary Wilson Avant (5) during the Bulldogs’ game against Florida in the 2021 NCAA softball super regionals on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at Katie Seashole Pressly Softball Stadium in Gainesville, FL (Photo/UF Athletics)
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Georgia softball beats Florida, advances to Women’s College World Series

The Georgia softball team is heading back to the Women’s College World Series for the fifth time in program history after beating Florida 6-0 in game 2 of the Super Regionals.

The Bulldogs followed a similar recipe to their 4-0 win over the rival Gators on Friday. Pitcher Mary Wilson Avant once again shut down the Florida offense and the Bulldogs relied on the long ball to score.

Avant struck out four batters while throwing seven shut-out innings. Over the two games, Avant struck out 13 batters while giving up just seven hits and zero runs.

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“I’m proud of her just going out and playing with joy, letting her teammates have her back, letting the defense pick it up, and they did that for her and for each other,” Georgia softball coach Lu Harris-Champer said of Avant.

The Bulldogs scored in the first inning thanks to a Lacey Fincher single. In the second inning, Jaiden Fields homered to put Georgia 2-0. It was her second consecutive game with a home run.

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