Feb. 20, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. – The No. 17/17 Georgia softball team hits the road for the first time this weekend, Feb. 21-23, when they travel to Orlando, Fla., to take part in the Citrus Classic at the ESPN Wide World of Sports. Georgia will take on Marshall, NC State, Delaware, East Carolina and No. 19/19 South Alabama in the three-day tournament.
Friday, Feb. 21
Georgia vs. Marshall – 11 a.m. – ESPN3
Georgia vs. NC State – 1:15 p.m. – ESPN3
Saturday, Feb. 22
Georgia vs. Delaware – 3:30 p.m.
Georgia vs. East Carolina – 5:45 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 23
Georgia vs. No. 20/20 South Alabama – 12 p.m.
GEORGIA vs. THE FIELD: Georgia owns a 16-2 record all-time combined record against the teams that it will face this weekend. Marshall is the most common opponent, as Georgia owns an 11-1 all-time record against the Herd. The Bulldogs are 3-0 against ECU, 1-1 against NC State and 1-0 against South Alabama. This weekend will mark the first time that Georgia and Delaware have faced off on the diamond.
WILKINSON DOMINATES: Chelsea Wilkinson has been dominant for the Bulldogs this season. The sophomore enters the weekend as the only SEC pitcher with six wins. She also leads the league in appearances, ERA, opponent batting average and strikeouts.
NO-NO: Chelsea Wilkinson earned her second career no-hitter against Mercer on Monday. She went the distance in the five-inning win, allowing just two walks and striking out nine batters. It was the 29th no-hitter in program history. She also became the fifth Bulldog to throw a complete-game no-hitter.
WILSON CATCHES FIRE: After leading the team in nearly every offensive category last season, Wilson returned to form last weekend. Over the four games, the junior short stop is hitting .667 with three doubles, two triples, a home run, eight RBI and three runs. For the year, she is hitting .424 and slugging and team-best .758.
GLASCO ON A TEAR: Sophomore Geri Ann Glasco picked up where she left off last season and is leading the team with a .458 average through the first nine games of the season. She is currently riding a team-high six game hitting streak. For the season, she is a double, a home run and five RBI. She also has walked seven times and leads the team with a .594 on-base percentage.
McGUIRE FOR EXTRAS: Freshman Maeve McGuire has a knack for picking up extra base hits in her first year as a Bulldog. She is hitting .364 on the year with eight hits. Of those eight hits, five are doubles and one is a home run. She also leads the team with 11 RBI. In her first weekend as a Bulldog, she delivered three doubles in a single game. She also hit her first career home run against Mercer on Monday.