The University of Utah women's softball team will make its fourth appearance at the College World Series, beginning with a game Wednesday against No. 2 Fresno State.
Utah (28-14), winner of its three-way NCAA Regional with Minnesota and Texas A&M, is the only unranked team in the double-elimination series.The Bulldogs will be a tough test for the Utes, having finished as national runners-up the last three years. The Bulldogs (54-9) have won more games this year than the Utes have played. They are making their fifth consecutive College World Series appearance.
The Utes will be lead by Charmelle Green, a 1991 first-team all-conference pick, WAC Player of the Year and first-team all-region, leads Utah in nearly every offensive category. She is No. 1 in batting average (.387), runs scored , hits , RBIs , doubles , triples and stolen bases (10-for-10).
Ute pitcher Janet Womack (22-8) has not allowed an earned run in 73 innings. Womack, 5-2 during the stretch, set an NCAA record at the WAC tourney - tying Creighton's Kelly Brookhart for the most innings pitched in a game . The Utah junior has shut out five of her last seven opponents.