Feb. 19, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. - The No. 13/16 University of Georgia softball team takes to the road for the first time this season when it travels to Cathedral City, Calif. for the Nary Nutter Collegiate Classic Thursday, Feb. 21-Saturday, Feb. 23. During the three-day tournament, the Bulldogs will face some of the top teams in the nation, including No. 1/2 Oklahoma, No. 17/20 Stanford and No. 22/22 Washington. The Bulldogs are making their sixth appearance in the tournament in Cathedral City and sports a 16-7 record. Last season, the Bulldogs went 4-1, with wins over UCLA and Oklahoma. The Bulldogs are facing two new opponents this season in Cal Poly and Colorado State, but has seen each of the other three teams before. Georgia holds a 2-1 lead in the all-time series with Oklahoma, but trails Stanford 1-2 and Washington 4-9. Georgia has won its last meetings with Oklahoma and Stanford and defeated then top-ranked Washington 6-3 in 2010.
Thursday, Feb. 21
No. 13/16 Georgia vs. Colorado State - 1:30 p.m. ET
No. 13/16 Georgia vs. No. 1/2 Oklahoma - 4 p.m. ET
Friday, Feb. 22
No. 13/16 Georgia vs. Cal Poly - 1:30 p.m. ET
No. 13/16 Georgia vs. No. 17/20 Stanford - 4 p.m. ET
Saturday, Feb. 23
No. 13/16 Georgia vs. No. 22/22 Washington - 1 p.m. ET
Live stats will be available at www.georgiadogs.com
Fresh Faces: The Bulldogs have one of the youngest teams in the nation, with all eight freshmen getting playing time, including seven regular starters. Georgia had a combined three seasons of starting experience on the field in the season opener, with sophomores Paige Wilson and Niaja Griffin and senior Tess Sito, who transferred in last year, getting the staring nod.
Blanco: Bryanna Blanco led the team in batting average last weekend, hitting .667 with four hits, including a triple, the first extra-base hit of her career. She also drove in four runners and had an on-base percentage of .667.
Wilson's Hit Streak: Paige Wilson extended her hit streak to 20 games in a streak that dates back to April 29, 2012 at LSU. The streak is tied for the second longest in program history and is just two games away from tying the program best of 22, set by Megan Wiggins in 2010.
Back to Back Home Runs: For the first time since 2011, Georgia had two players hit back-to-back home runs this season. Against Campbell, Geri Ann Glasco hit a two-run home run in the first to give Georgia a 2-0 lead. Kaylee Puailoa hit her first career home run the following at bat, extending Georgia's lead to 3-0. The Bulldogs went on to win the game 11-0 in five innings.