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West powers (3) Lady Vols to Knoxville Regional championship

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – Tennessee softball’s postseason run continues, after Karen Weekly’s crew shutout Virginia for a second time in as many days, 6-0, to advance to the NCAA Softball Super Regionals.

Vols sweep Gamecocks; claim share of SEC regular season crown

Senior outfielder Rylie West was on a mission from the start of Sunday’s contest. She opened the scoring in the first inning with a 2-RBI single into left field.

Zaida Puni kept the offense rolling in the third inning with an RBI single of her own, making it 3-0. In the same frame, West belted a double to the gap to drive in two more runs, extending the Lady Vol lead to 5-0.

The cherry on top was a no-doubt solo homer from West in the fifth inning to make it 6-0.

Karlyn Pickens (21-6) cleaned up in the circle, yet again. She pitched a complete game, allowing no runs on just two hits, while striking out seven batters.

The Lady Vols will host (14) Alabama in a three-game Super Regionals set at Sherri Parker Lee Stadium. Game 1 is slated for Thursday, May 23.

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