Baylor took care of business on Saturday at Jack Turner Stadium, home of the Georgia Lady Bulldogs, winning game two by a score of 6-3 over Georgia on the loser’s home field for a two-game sweep in the series and with a ticket in hand to move on to the Women’s College World Series.
Baylor jumped all over the Lady Bulldogs on Friday night, posting a 9-1 victory.
The Lady Bears fell behind early against Georgia on Saturday. Baylor trailed 3-2 in the fifth inning before sophomore Linsey Hay launched one just over the foul pole in right field with a runner aboard to put the Bears up 4-3. The Lady Bulldogs committed three errors in the sixth inning, which opened the door for two more Baylor runs and completed the scoring in the game.
The 6-3 victory was Baylor’s third in four games with Georgia in Athens.
Senior Whitney Canion won her 31st game of the year. Georgia had only two hits off of Canion after the first inning.
Thirteenth-seeded Baylor will be making its third trip to the Women’s College World Series and its first since 2011. Their is a good possibility that the Lady Bears will be joined in the eight-team WCWS field by Oklahoma, which needed just one win to wrap up its Super Regional with Tennessee, another SEC team.
The Lady Bears will play the winner of the Super Regional between No. 5 Florida and No. 12 Washington in the opening round of the 2014 WCWS, which begins next Thursday.