March 12, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. - The No. 24 University of Georgia softball team plays its final non-conference game before starting Southeastern Conference play on Wednesday, March 13, when it travels to Atlanta, Ga., to take on in-state rival Georgia Tech at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs enter the weekend with a 17-7 record after going 5-0 last weekend in Rock Hill, S.C. Georgia Tech is 13-12 on the season and 2-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Georgia swept the field at the Winthrop Invitational last weekend, outscoring its opponents 66-7, hitting 18 home runs and 27 extra-base hits. As a team, the Bulldogs hit .450 and slugged at a .907 clip over five games.
Wednesday, March 13
• No. 25 Georgia at Georgia Tech - 7 p.m.
• Live stats will be available at www.georgiadogs.com
• Live audio will be available online through GTV and locally on Fox News 1340 WGAU
• This meeting marks the 31st time that Georgia and Georgia Tech have faced off on the softball diamond. The Bulldogs hold a 20-10 lead over the Yellow Jackets in the all-time series. Bad weather forced the teams to play just once last season, with Georgia Tech coming away with the 2-0 win in Atlanta.
• Georgia Pitchers: The Georgia pitching staff allowed just seven runs 12 hits in 29 innings last weekend. The team ERA was 1.45, led by Morgan Montemayor with a 0.00 ERA. She and Geri Ann Glasco earned two wins, while Chelsea Wilkinson picked up one win. Opponents hit just .119 against the staff. Montemayor threw a complete-game one hitter and a complete-game no hitter, while Glasco threw a complete-game one-hitter against Kent State.
• Iosefa Comes Up Big: Freshman designated player Tina Iosefa came up big for the Bulldogs last weekend. She led the team with five home runs and drove in a team-best 16 RBI for the Bulldogs. Iosefa finished the weekend with a .467 batting average, a 1.533 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .526. She pounded out seven hits, all but one of which went for extra bases, and drew three walks.
• Three-Straight HRs: For the first time in school history, the Bulldogs led off a game with three-straight home runs. Georgia took three of the four pitches it saw out of the park against Delaware State. Swafford and Paige Wilson went deep on the first two pitches of the game before Glasco took the 1-0 over the wall. In all, the Bulldogs hits seven home runs against the Hornets.. She also played in the outfield and at third and did not commit an error.
• Run Ruled: Four of Georgia's five wins last weekend came by way of a run rule. The Bulldogs out scored their opponents 66-7 and defeated three of their opponents by double digits and scored double-digit runs in four of five games. In the last 11 games, Georgia has eight run-rule wins and has out scored opponents 112-14. In that time, the Bulldogs have hit at a .413 clip and slugged .816 with an on-base percentage of .490. The team has also hit 27 home runs, 23 doubles and five triples in that time.
• Over .300: Eight of Georgia's everyday starters have a batting average of at least .300. Led by Glasco with a .449 average, the team is hitting at a .351 clip this season, good for second in the SEC this season. Four hitters, Glasco, Wilson, Swafford and Christine Olney, are hitting over .400 this season.