No. 13/14 Georgia Heads to No. 16/19 Missouri for SEC Tilt
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March 27, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. – The No. 13/14 Georgia softball team is set to travel to Columbia, Mo., to take on the No. 16/19 Missouri Tigers in a three-game Southeastern Conference series this weekend. The first game of the series is slated to begin at 7:30 p.m. ET on Friday, March 28. The Bulldogs enter the contest with a 29-3 overall record that includes a 5-1 mark in SEC play. Missouri is 23-8 on the year and 2-4 in league action. 

Game Information
Friday, March 28
No. 13/14 Georgia at No. 16/19 Missouri – 7:30 p.m. ET
Audio: GTV (Free)
Video: www.mutigers.com (subscription required) 

Saturday, March 29
No. 13/14 Georgia at No. 16/19 Missouri – 3 p.m. ET
Audio: GTV (Free)
Video: www.mutigers.com (subscription required) 

Sunday, March 30
No. 13/14 Georgia at No. 16/19 Missouri – 1 p.m. ET
Audio: GTV (Free)
Video: www.mutigers.com (subscription required) 

Series Information
Georgia and Missouri have met just three times on the diamond, with the Tigers holding a slight 2-1 lead in the all-time series. The last time the two teams met was in 2009 when the Bulldogs won 5-2.

Notes
A LOOK BACK: The Bulldogs picked up a 4-1 win over Georgia Southern on Wednesday. It was Georgia’s ninth consecutive win over a non-conference team. The Bulldogs are now 24-2 against non-conference teams this season.

BACK-TO-BACK: For the sixth time this season, the Bulldogs got back-to-back home runs from their hitters. In Georgia’s 4-1 win over Georgia Southern on Wednesday, Kaylee Puailoa hit a solo home run to right field that was followed by a solo blast by Bethany Beggs.

WILKINSON WITH THE SAVE: Georgia turned to Chelsea Wilkinson with a runner at first and no outs in the top of the seventh inning against Georgia Southern. With the tying run on deck, Wilkinson promptly struck out the first two batters she faced before getting the final batter to ground out to second. She picked up her second save of the year in the outing that preserved Georgia’s 4-1 win. 

BEGGS HOMERS: Beggs hit her fifth home run of the season in Georgia’s 4-1 win over Georgia Southern on Wednesday. Beggs now has more home runs than she does singles on the year. She has developed a knack for extra-base hits, as nine of her 15 hits have gone for extra bases.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Wilkinson has shown that she loves the bright lights of an SEC Friday night in her career. The sophomore right-hander is 5-0 in Friday night games against SEC teams, with four of those wins coming over teams that were nationally ranked. She has also set or tied a career-best in strikeouts in three of those wins. Also in those five games, she has struck out 48 batters and walked just 19 in 36.1 innings of work.

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