Feb. 6, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. - The No. 23/21 Georgia softball team kicks off its 2014 campaign this weekend, Feb. 7-9, when it hosts the Red and Black Showcase at Jack Turner Stadium in Athens, Ga. Georgia's first game of the tournament will be on Friday when it takes on Winthrop at 3 p.m., followed by a 5:30 p.m., game against North Texas. The Bulldogs will face North Texas and James Madison on Saturday at 12:30 p.m., and 3 p.m., respectively. The tournament will conclude Sunday at 12:30 p.m., when Georgia faces Winthrop. Free audio coverage will be available for all Georgia games at www.georgiadogs.com.
Friday, Feb. 7
Georgia vs. Winthrop - 3 p.m.
Georgia vs. North Texas - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 8
Georgia vs. North Texas - 12:30 p.m.
Georgia vs. James Madison - 3 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 9
Georgia vs. James Madison - 12:30 p.m.
A LOOK AT THIS WEEKEND: For the seventh year in a row, the Georgia softball team will open its schedule by hosting the Red and Black Showcase at Jack Turner Stadium. Georgia is 26-4 all-time in the tournament after going 3-2 last season with wins over Elon, Ohio State and Winthrop.
GEORGIA IN OPENING WEEKENDS: The Bulldogs own a 59-21 record in opening weekend games. Georgia went 3-2 last season and has won seven of its last eight season openers.
FIRST TIMERS: The Bulldogs are taking on two new opponents this weekend in North Texas and James Madison. North Texas finished last season with a record of 29-24, while JMU ended its season with a 42-17 record and an appearance in the Knoxville Regional.
GEORGIA vs. WINTHROP: Georgia is 18-2 all-time against the Winthrop Eagles. The Bulldogs and Eagles faced off twice last season, with Georgia coming away with the win in both games. The Bulldogs grabbed a 5-3 win in Athens before defeating Winthrop 12-3 in Rock Hill, S.C.
A LOOK BACK: Georgia made its 12th-straight trip to an NCAA Regional last season and posted an overall record of 40-21, which included a 14-9 mark in the SEC. The Bulldogs welcome back one NFCA All-American, three Easton All-Americans, three All-Southeast Region selections, three SEC All-Freshman honorees and two First Team All-SEC selections.