KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (UT release) -- The fifth-ranked Tennessee softball team is headed back to the Women's College World Series for the fifth time in school history after defeating No. 11 Georgia, 2-1, in the third game of the Knoxville Super Regional on Sunday afternoon.
After being shutout in the first game on Sunday, the Lady Vols scored twice in the top of the sixth in game two. That would be all they would need as Ivy Renfroe fired a complete game, striking out six and allowing just one run on three hits to improve to 25-8 on the year.
After the Bulldogs got on the scoreboard first with a run in the bottom of the fifth, Tennessee answered quickly in the very next frame, getting an RBI single from Shelby Burchell and a sacrifice fly from Kat Dotson to take a 2-1 advantage.
Raven Chavanne also added a pair of hits in the contest, going 2-for-3 at the plate and scoring a run.
The Lady Vols will travel to Oklahoma City for their fifth appearance in the Women's College World Series, which will start with a showdown against another SEC opponent in No. 2-seeded Alabama on Thursday, May 31 at 7 pm EST.