Brianna Hesson walked to force in the winning run in the ninth inning and Georgia beat Washington 9-8 Sunday in the highest scoring game in Women's College World Series history.
Hesson fouled off three straight pitches with a full count before taking an outside pitch from national player of the year Danielle Lawrie (39-8).
Alisa Goler and Kristin Schnake homered for the sixth-seeded Bulldogs (47-11), who overcame two home runs and a World Series-record seven RBIs by Washington's Niki Williams.
The teams will play again Sunday night, with the winner advancing to the best-of-three championship series.
Georgia rallied from a three-run deficit for the second straight game and took an 8-4 lead before Williams hit a grand slam in the fifth to pull the Huskies (48-12) even.