TALLAHASSEE, Fla. --- The Georgia softball team (34-21) stays in the winner's bracket of the NCAA Tallahassee Regional after defeating Jacksonville State (40-11) 4-2 on Friday.
A three-run third inning sealed the win for the Bulldogs, as four-consecutive two-out hits set Georgia up with a 3-1 lead. Sydni Emanuel reached first with a hit through the left side before Alyssa DiCarlo followed with her own. Maeve McGuire brought in S. Emanuel to tie it up while Lacey Sumerlin gave Georgia the lead with a two-RBI double.
DiCarlo, McGuire and Sumerlin all had two hits in the game, as Georgia finished with nine against Whitney Gillespie (20-5). Kylie Bass (8-3) earned the complete-game win for Georgia, allowing seven hits and one walk while striking out seven.
JSU jumped ahead in the second for a 1-0 lead before Georgia rallied in the third. The Bulldogs held the Gamecocks for three scoreless frames before a two-out solo home run in the sixth cut the Georgia advantage to 3-2. The Bulldogs added an insurance run in the bottom sixth after Kendall Burton singled, stole second, advance to third on an error and scored on a groundout form Mahlena O'Neal.
Georgia will face the winner of Princeton-No. 4 Florida State on Saturday at noon ET. The winner advances to the championship game on Sunday while the other team will play again at 5 p.m. ET.