Softball Resumes Action Friday, Hosts Bulldog Invitational

Feb. 27, 2013

ATHENS, Ga. - The No. 23/24 University of Georgia softball team returns to the friendly confines of Jack Turner Stadium this weekend, March 1-3, when it hosts the Fifth Annual Bulldog Invitational. The Bulldogs will host teams from North Dakota State, Radford and Indiana State during the three-day event. Georgia enters the weekend with a 7-6 overall record.

Georgia has seen each of its opponents before, with Radford being the most common opponent, as the Bulldogs have faced the Highlanders four times in program history and owns a perfect 4-0 record against them. This weekend's meeting with North Dakota State marks just the second time in program history that the two teams have squared off on the diamond. The last time the Bulldogs faced the Bison was in 2011 when Georgia took a 14-4, five-inning win over North Dakota State. Georgia is 1-0 against Indiana State. The two teams faced off in Georgia's inaugural softball season in 1997, with the Bulldogs coming away with a 3-2 win.


Tournament Schedule
Friday, March 1
• Indiana State vs. North Dakota State - 10 a.m.
• Indiana State vs. Radford - 12:30 p.m.
• No. 23/24 Georgia vs. North Dakota State - 3 p.m.
• No. 23/24 Georgia vs. Radford - 5:30 p.m.
 
Saturday, March 2
• North Dakota State vs. Radford - 10 a.m.
• No. 23/24 Georgia vs. Indiana State- 12:30 p.m.
• No. 23/24 Georgia vs. North Dakota State - 3 p.m.
• Radford vs. Indiana State - 5:30 p.m.
 
Sunday, March 3
• Indiana State vs. North Dakota State - 10 a.m.
• No. 23/24 Georgia vs. Radford- 12:30 p.m.
• No. 23/24 Georgia vs. Radford - 3 p.m.
 
Other Information
• Live stats will be available at www.georgiadogs.com
• Free audio broadcast will be available through GTV
• Saturday's and the first game on Sunday will be broadcast locally on 90.5fm WUOG 

Quick Notes
Georgia at Home: The Bulldogs are 6-2 when playing in the friendly confines of Jack Turner Stadium. As a team, Georgia is hitting .365 and has out scored its opponents 55-20. Leading the way for Georgia at home is Geri Ann Glasco, who is hitting .520 with 13 hits, four doubles and four home runs.
LaZear's Streak: While Paige Wilson's hit streak came to an end at 21 last week, Samantha LaZear started a hit streak of her own. The freshman hit safely in each of Georgia's five games last weekend. If she registers a hit against North Dakota State, she will tie her longest streak of six.
Glasco Ks 9: Glasco tied her career-best with nine strikeouts against Cal Poly. Glasco set the mark in her first appearance for the Red and Black against Ohio State in the second game of the season.
Five or More Runs: Georgia is an impressive 7-1 when it scores more than three runs in a game. The Bulldogs are 2-1 when scoring between three and five runs, and 5-0 when scoring over six runs in a game.
The Long Ball: Georgia has been successful when hitting at least one home run in a game. The Bulldogs own a 4-1 record when hitting at least one round tripper and is 1-0 when it hits two in a game. Glasco leads the team with five home runs.

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