Feb. 27, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. - The No. 18/17 Georgia softball team is set to host the Bulldog Invitational this weekend, Feb. 28-March 2 at Jack Turner Stadium in Athens, Ga. Georgia (12-1) will host Western Carolina (3-8), St. John's (4-5) and UAB (3-8) in the three-day event. Free audio coverage will be available for all Georgia games.
Friday, Feb. 28
Georgia vs. Western Carolina - 3 p.m.
Georgia vs. St. John's - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 1
Georgia vs. St. John's - 12:30 p.m.
Georgia vs. UAB - 3 p.m.
Sunday, March 2
Georgia vs. UAB - 12:30 p.m.
GEORGIA vs. THE FIELD: Georgia is 14-1 against the field of the Bulldog Invitational. Georgia's most common opponent on the weekend is UAB. The Bulldogs own a 6-1 record against the Blazers and took the last meeting 9-2 in 2011. Georgia and Western Carolina faced off last season, with the Bulldogs coming away with a 9-0, five-inning win. Georgia and St. John's have met three times on the diamond, with Georgia winning all three. The last time the two teams met was in 2012 when the Bulldogs came away with a 2-1 win in eight innings.
GEORGIA IN THE BULLDOG INVITATIONAL: Georgia owns a 21-1 all-time record in the Bulldog Invitational. The only loss came last season when Georgia dropped a 3-0 decision to North Dakota State.
OUT SCORING IN ORLANDO: Georgia had an offensive outburst in the Citrus Classic last weekend, out scoring its opponents 37-3 in four games. The Bulldogs went 3-1 on the weekend, posting three shutouts along the way. The only three runs that were given up were to No. 19 South Alabama.
DOMINANT PITCHING: The Georgia pitching staff has been nothing short of dominant through 13 games this season. The staff owns a 0.60 ERA, good for second in the SEC. Chelsea Wilkinson, Glasco and Bekah Farris have given up just six earned runs in 81.2 innings. Even more impressive is that opponents are hitting just .125 against them.
TWO GRAND SLAM GAME: Geri Ann Glasco became the first player in school history and just seventh player in NCAA history to hit two grand slams in the same game when she accomplished the feat against Marshall. What makes the feat more impressive is that she did so in consecutive at bats. The grand slams were the first and second of her career. She is the third player in school history to hit two grand slams in a season. Paige Wilson hit two last year in the same weekend.