April 2, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia softball team will step out of conference play to host in-state rival Georgia Tech on Wednesday, April 3 at 6 p.m., at Jack Turner Stadium. Georgia enters the week with a 26-10 overall record, while Georgia Tech is 17-18 on the season.
Wednesday, April 3
Georgia vs. Georgia Tech - 6 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
Wednesday's meeting with Georgia Tech marks the second of the season. In Georgia's 14-1 win earlier this season, the score was tied for much of the game before Christine Olney drove in two in the top of the sixth to put the Bulldogs on top. Georgia then exploded for 11 runs in the top of the seventh to secure the win. The Bulldogs lead the all-time series against the Yellow Jackets 21-10.
Wilson: Sophomore Paige Wilson is on a five-game hit streak. For the season, Wilson has recorded a hit in all but four games this season and has reached safely in all but two games.
The Long Ball: Through 36 games this season, the Bulldogs have hit 61 home runs, eclipsing the home run total from last season, when the Bulldogs hit 60. Three Bulldogs have double-digit home runs, compared to just one last season. Geri Ann Glasco leads the way with 13 round trippers, followed by Tina Iosefa with 12 and Kaylee Puailoa with 11. Wilson is on the edge of double figures with nine home runs this season.
Leadoff: The Bulldogs have succeeded at getting the leadoff runner aboard, accomplishing the feat over 40 percent of the team. Glasco is hitting a staggering .630 when leading off an inning, while Puailoa boasts a .529 average when leading off.
Among the SEC's and Nation's Best: The Bulldogs rank at the top of nearly every offensive category including batting average (.353), slugging percentage (.630), on-base percentage (.429), hits (328), RBI (243), home runs (61) and total bases (586). The Bulldogs are second in the SEC in runs scored (266), doubles (49) and third with 10 triples. Georgia also ranks among the nation's leaders in home runs per game (1st), slugging percentage (1st), scoring (5th) and batting average (5th).
On Deck: The Bulldogs will take on its first top-5 team since the Mary Nutter Collegiate Invitational earlier this year when it welcomes Tennessee to Jack Turner Stadium this weekend. The Bulldogs and the Lady Vols will open the three-game series on Friday at 6 p.m., before playing on Saturday at 4 p.m. and on Sunday at 1 p.m. Sunday's game will be televised on Fox SportSouth.