Monday, May 24, 2010
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ATHENS -- The University of Georgia was named one of eight host sites for the 2010 NCAA Division I Softball Championship Super Regionals.
The No. 6 national seed for the NCAA Softball Championships, Georgia (46-11) -- led by head coach Lu Harris-Champer -- was one of 16 teams to advance to the Super Regional round of play by winning the Athens Regional with a perfect 3-0 mark. Georgia will square off against No. 11 California (44-17), which won the Columbus Regional, also with a 3-0 record.
The Lady Bulldogs and Lady Golden Bears will play a best-of-three game series at the UGA Softball Stadium this weekend. Game one of the series will be played Friday at 2 p.m. Game 2 will then be played Saturday at noon, and Game 3, if necessary, will be played Saturday at 2:30 p.m. All Super Regionals will be broadcasted on ESPN and updated TV broadcast information will be posted on www.georgiadogs.com as it is made available.
In the Athens Regional, Georgia posted a 10-4 win over Elon, defeated Florida State, 5-2, and clinched the Regional by defeating Radford, 8-1.
Georgia and California have only met once previously in softball. That meeting came in 1999 in the Arizona State University Fiesta Bowl Tournament in Phoenix, and the Lady Golden Bears won that contest, 3-0.
The Bulldogs are playing in their ninth-consecutive and ninth overall NCAA softball championship and will be making their third straight Super Regional appearance.
Each of the eight Super Regional winners will earn a spot in the 27th NCAA Division I Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City June 3-9. Georgia will be vying to make its second appearance in the WCWS after advancing to Oklahoma City for the first time in school history last season.