Lady Vols defeat Indiana, advances to NCAA Tournament Super Regional

No. 4 national seed Tennessee (47-8, 19-5 SEC) defeated Indiana (44-18, 18-5 Big Ten), 7-3, Sunday at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium to advance to a NCAA Tournament Super Regional.

The Lady Vols will host No. 13 Texas (45-13-1, 11-7 Big 12).

Tennessee led Indiana, 2-0, in the first inning when Zaida Puni hit a two-run home run.

Tennessee extended its advantage, scoring five runs in the fifth inning. Kiki Milloy hit a triple and later scored on a wild pitch.

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Giulia Koutsoyanopulos hit a two-run double. Puni hit a solo home run before Lair Beautae recorded an RBI with a sacrifice fly.

Indiana scored three runs in the seventh inning against Tennessee pitcher Karlyn Pickens after she retired the Hoosiers in order during the sixth inning.

Payton Gottshall (15-1) started and pitched five shutout innings for Tennessee.

Story originally appeared on Vols Wire