Georgia softball dominated the competition in Athens for the second day in a row on Saturday, defeating Northwestern 12-0 in six innings.
The Bulldogs finished off the mercy-rule win with 7 runs in the final two innings, including a 5-run sixth. An Alyssa DiCarlo homer put the finishing touches on the victory.
DiCarlo was the standout, blasting 3 home runs and producing 6 RBI. She became just the fourth player to hit 3 homers in an NCAA Tournament game.
Here’s a clip of her final blast of the day:
3️⃣ DiCarlo Dingers!!
— NCAA Softball (@NCAAsoftball) May 19, 2018
Justice Milz also had a nice day, getting 2 hits, scoring 3 runs and driving in a pair.
Georgia used four solid performances on the mound to shut out the Wildcats. Mary Wilson Avant got the start and limited Northwestern to 1 hit over three innings. Amanda Ablan, Kylie Bass and Keara Napoli took it from there, yielding 5 hits and 1 walk over the final three frames.
Georgia advances to the regional championship on Sunday, when the Bulldogs could meet Northwestern again. The Wildcats first will face the winner of the Saturday elimination game between Cal and Harvard.
The team that emerges from that trio will have to beat the Bulldogs twice on Sunday to advance to the NCAA Super Regionals. First pitch is slated for noon ET on Sunday.