March 25, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. – The Georgia softball team is set to host in-state rival Georgia Southern on Wednesday, March 26 at 6 p.m., at Jack Turner Stadium in Athens, Ga. The Bulldogs enter the game with an overall record of 28-3, while Georgia Southern is 21-10 on the year.
Wednesday, March 26
Georgia vs. Georgia Southern – 6 p.m.
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Georgia owns a 24-1 all-time record against Georgia Southern in a series that dates back to 1997. The two teams met once last season with the Bulldogs coming away with a 6-3 win.
RPI: The Georgia softball team is ranked No. 1 in the first RPI of the 2014 season released on Monday. Georgia is one of nine Southeastern Conference schools ranked among the top 25 in RPI. In addition, three SEC schools comprise the top three RPIs in the nation.
COMPLETE GAMES: The Georgia pitching staff has thrown 24 complete games this season, matching its season total of complete games thrown from a year ago. Chelsea Wilkinson leads the way with 16 complete games, while Geri Ann Glasco has thrown 15 complete games.
GEORGIA’S BEST START: Georgia is off to its best start in program history at 28-3. The Bulldogs bested the previous best of 25-2, set in 2002, with its 5-1 win over Gardner-Webb last Wednesday.
EXTRAS: Georgia played its first extra inning game of the season last weekend against Texas A&M. The Bulldogs took the game 4-3 in 10 innings with the help of a RBI-single by Paige Wilson that scored Samantha LaZear from third for the game-winner.
CAREER-LONG OUTING: Wilkinson threw every inning of Georgia’s 10-inning win over Texas A&M last Friday. It was Wilkinson first extra-inning performance in her career and set a career-high in innings pitched with 10.
SWAFFORD GOES YARD: Anna Swafford picked up two more home runs last weekend against Texas A&M. In the first game of the series, Swafford took the first pitch of the game deep over the wall in left center to give Georgia an early 1-0 lead. The Bulldogs went on to win the game 4-3 in 10 innings. She also belted a no-doubter to left in the final game of the series. With the win blowing in, Swafford led off the third inning with a homer, giving her seven on the year, which ranks second on the team.