The Georgia Gwinnett College softball team will face No. 2-seeded Marian University (Ind.) on Monday in another elimination game at the NAIA World Series in Springfield, Mo. First pitch is scheduled at 5:30 p.m.
The Grizzlies (44-15) won their second game at the World Series with a 5-1 extra-inning victory against Oregon Tech in Saturday’s elimination bracket.
Senior Tori Robinson hit a bases-clearing triple with two outs in the top of the eighth inning to give the Grizzlies a 4-1 lead. The team collected five of its eight hits over the last three offensive innings.
GGC is 2-1 at this year’s World Series with a 2-1 win in Thursday’s opener against No. 9 Vanguard University (Calif.). The team dropped a 4-1 decision to No. 1 University of Science & Arts (Okla.) during Friday’s action.
Monday’s winner will advance to face the winner of a contest between No. 5 Lindsey Wilson College (Ky.) and Science & Arts on Tuesday.
Junior RaeQuinn Rossetti leads the Grizzlies with a .414 batting average, 54 runs scored and 42 stolen bases. Senior Aubree Cox is hitting at a .382 clip with 18 extra-base hits. Robinson is tops on the team with 56 RBIs, while junior Sydney Willhite has connected on a team-high eight home runs.
Senior Taylor Hansis has won a single-season school record 27 games. She has a career-high 195 strikeouts and has started all nine of GGC’s postseason games this spring. Sophomore Piper Wagner is 10-2 in the pitching circle, including six shutouts. Wagner also is batting .378 with five home runs in 2019.