March 21, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. - Fresh off a 14-0 win over Gardner-Webb, the No. 23/24 University of Georgia softball team steps back in Southeastern Conference action this weekend, March 22-24, when it welcomes the Ole Miss Rebels to Jack Turner Stadium for a three-game series
Friday, March 22
• No. 23/25 Georgia vs. Ole Miss - 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 23
• No. 23/25 Georgia vs. Ole Miss - 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 24
• No. 23/25 Georgia vs. Ole Miss - 2 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
• Live video will be available online for free through GTV
• Georgia leads the all-time series with Ole Miss 35-7, in a series that dates back to 1997, Georgia's inaugural season of softball. Last season, the Bulldogs swept the Rebels in Oxford. Georgia won the first game 8-4 before taking the second game 9-0. The Bulldogs secured the sweep with a 8-0 win in the series finale.
• Bombs Away: Georgia continued to show its prowess for hitting the long ball in the 14-0 over Gardner-Webb. The team hit five home runs, including three in the first inning. Four of the five round-trippers came with runners on. In the win, Georgia recorded nine extra-base hits.
• Wilkinson Ks 5: Chelsea Wilkinson came in to pitch the final two innings for Georgia in the win over Gardner-Webb. After giving up a leadoff hit in the fourth, Wilkinson settled in to strike out the next three batters. She also struck out two batters in the fifth. In all, she struck out five of the eight batters she faced.
• Clutch: The Bulldogs have saved some of their best hitting when runners are on. Georgia is hitting .378 with runners aboard and .391 when runners are in scoring position. When runners are in scoring position with less than two outs, the average jumps to an impressive .633. Geri Ann Glasco leads the way with a .535 average when at the plate with runners on. She is hitting .483 when runners are in scoring position.
• Over .300: Eight of Georgia's nine everyday starters have a batting average of at least .300. Led by Christine Olney with a .451 average, the team is hitting at a .361 clip this season, good for first in the SEC. Three hitters, Glasco, Paige Wilson, and Olney, are hitting over .400 this season. Anna Swafford is hitting just a shade under .400 at .393.
• On Deck: The Bulldogs conclude their five-game home stand on Wednesday, March 27 when they welcome Georgia Southern to Jack Turner Stadium. Georgia will then travel to Fayetteville, Ark., next weekend for a three-game SEC series.