Tennessee Lady Volunteers→Seed: No. 15. Record: 47-13 →Co-Head Coaches: Ralph Weekly (917-316-2) Karen Weekly (639-232-2) →WCWS appearances: 3. Best finish: Second. →Player to watch: Centerfielder Kelly Grieve. The junior brings out her best for big games, hitting safely in 14 of 19 games against ranked teams, including an 11-game hitting streak. Grieve hit .349 against teams that made the NCAA Tournament. →Reason to believe: The Vols enter the WCWS after an impressive two-game sweep at No. 2 seed Michigan. Freshman pitcher Ivy Renfroe (18-2, 1.82 ERA, 120 strikeouts) has come on down the stretch, throwing 21 consecutive scoreless innings to begin her first run through the NCAA Tournament. She pitched 6 1/3 no-hit innings against Michigan in the Ann Arbor Super Regional. →Cause for concern: Renfroe leads Tennessee in most pitching categories. If she struggles in her first WCWS experience, the Vols' bats might have to carry the load.
Georgia Bulldogs→Seed: No. 6. Record: 48-11 →Coach: Lu Harris-Champer (709-243-1) →WCWS appearances: 1. Best finish: Third →Player to watch: Center fielder Taylor Scholpy. The junior was first team All-SEC and hit .400 in the Athens Regional as Georgia defeated California to advance to the WCWS. →Reason to believe: The power-hitting Bulldogs accounted for 95 home runs this season with five players with 10 or more. Megan Wiggins and Alisa Goler are tied for the team lead with 15. →Cause for concern: In a tournament full of teams with elite pitchers, the Bulldogs aren't even among the NCAA's top 50 teams in ERA at 2.68.
Washington Huskies→Seed: No. 3. Record: 50-7 →Coach: Heather Tarr (243-110-1) →WCWS appearances: 9. Best finish: First. Defending national champion. →Player to watch: Pitcher Danielle Lawrie. The 2010 USA Softball Player of the Year, Lawrie was 40-3 with a 1.00 ERA and 478 strikeouts this season. She added 15 homers and 57 RBI while hitting .311. →Reason to believe: Lawrie, Lawrie and Lawrie. The 2009 WCWS Most Outstanding Player while leading the Huskies to the title looks poised to do it again. →Cause for concern: The Huskies (.297 team batting average) might struggle manufacturing runs against the elite pitching in the WCWS.