Georgia roughs up Washington 6-3: UGA will face Tennessee tomorrow @ 9:30pm ET
There’s no other way to describe this one other than Lawrie got rocked. Washington jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first, but Lawrie would not be able to keep the lead. She began falling apart in the forth after a solo homerun by cather catcher Kristyn Sandberg got the Bulldogs on the board. UGA would go on to put up two more runs in the fifth, to tie the game at three…then with two out in the sixth they took the lead 6-3 on a three run two out homer by Megan Wiggins. Lawrie uncharacteristically allowed more runs and hits than she had strikeouts in this one, giving up six runs on 11 hits while only striking out five.
Tennessee skunks Arizona 9-0: Arizona will face Washington on Saturday @ 2:30pm ET
The umps have officially ruined the WCWS for me. I couldn’t even enjoy this game because of all the illegal pitches they were calling. Kenzie Fowler got more illegal pitches called on her this game than she had called on her all season. The umps weren’t calling them during the season, didn’t call them in the first round, barely any in the Super Regional, and then all of a sudden they call 100 on the first day of the World Series. It’s not fair and it’s bad for softball. I wish I could hear Mike Candrea’s post game press conference.
UCLA blasts Florida 16-3: UCLA will face Hawaii tomorrow @ 7:00pm ET
Luckily for Florida there is the mercy rule in place. The Bruins beat Florida like they stole something, hitting three homers and scoring nine runs in the in the sixth inning to put the Gators out of their misery. Andrea Harrison was the main one laying the wood, hitting two three run homers for the Bruins in the games. But the story in this wasn’t the Bruins bats or Florida’s errors, it was the six illegal pitches that were called. I mean really?!
Hawaii homers past Missouri 3-2: Missouri will face Florida Saturday @ 12:00pm ET
They did it again. The hero in this one was Traci Yoshikawa, who hit a two run homer in the top of the seventh to give Hawaii the 3-2 win. All three of Hawaii’s runs were scored on homeruns, the first coming on a solo shot from Alexandra Aguirre in the second, which extended their NCAA team homerun record to 156 on the season. It is just so hard to beat the Rainbows with them hitting 2 homeruns a game, to do it you have out hit them.