March 18, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. – The Georgia softball team returns to action on Wednesday, March 19 at 6 p.m., when it hosts the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs in non-conference action. The Bulldogs enter the contest with an overall record of 25-2, while Gardner-Webb is 10-17 on the year.
Wednesday, March 19
Georgia vs. Gardner-Webb – 6 p.m.
Audio and Video: GTV (Free)
GEORGIA vs. GARDNER-WEBB: Georgia owns a 2-0 record against Gardner-Webb. The two teams last faced one another last year when the Bulldogs took a 14-0 win in five innings.
WALK IT OFF: Alex Hugo hit a pair of walk off home runs last weekend against Mississippi State. The first came in Georgia’s 11-3 win when the Olathe, Kan., native belted the first grand slam of her Georgia career. She was the hero again in the second game of the day, hitting a walk off home run to seal the 9-1 win. The walk-off in the second game of the day marked the third straight week that Georgia hit a walk-off home run to win the final game of the weekend.
10 IN A ROW: Georgia has won each of its last 10 games, which is the longest current winning streak of any SEC team. The streak started with a 10-1, five-inning win over UAB on March 2. During the streak, the Bulldogs have out scored their opponents 60-14. The streak also ties for the 11th longest winning streak in program history.
NEVER TRAIL: During its SEC series against Mississippi State last weekend the Bulldogs never trailed. The closest the Bulldogs came to trailing MSU was in the second game of the weekend when Mississippi State scored one run in the first. Georgia answered with two runs in the bottom of the first before MSU tied the game with a run in the second. The Bulldogs responded with eight unanswered runs.
RUN RULED: Georgia earned two run rule decisions over Mississippi State on Saturday. It was the first time that the Bulldogs had at least two run rule games in an SEC series since March 23 last year against Ole Miss when they defeated the Rebels in five and six innings, respectively. It was the first time that Georgia picked up two five-inning wins against an SEC team since March 12-13, 2011 when it defeated LSU twice in five innings.
HOME SWEET HOME: Georgia owns an impressive 22-1 record at Jack Turner Stadium this season. The Bulldogs have swept through two tournaments, picked up a pair of doubleheader wins and an SEC sweep. Georgia is just three home win away from matching last year’s home win total of 25.