No. 15/17 Georgia Set For SEC Series Against South Carolina
Anna Swafford

April 3, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. - The No. 15/17 Georgia softball team continues its five-game home stand this weekend, April 4-6, when it hosts the South Carolina Gamecocks in a three-game Southeastern Conference series. The series is set to begin Friday, April 4 at 6 p.m. Georgia enters the weekend with an overall record of 31-5 that includes a 6-3 mark in SEC play. South Carolina is 24-12 on the year and 5-7 in conference action.

The Last Meeting
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April 14, 2013
Columbia, S.C.
Wilkinson Leads Georgia to 2-0 Win
Chelsea Wilkinson spun a gem from the circle to help the University of Georgia softball team to a 2-0 win over the South Carolina Gamecocks on Sunday, April 14 at Beckham Field in Columbia, S.C. Georgia put up five hits, but it was a two-run home run by Geri Ann Glasco that sealed the win. Georgia improves to 31-14 on the year and 8-7 in Southeastern Conference play.

Game Information
Friday, April 4
No. 15/17 Georgia vs. South Carolina - 6 p.m.
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Saturday, April 5
No. 15/17 Georgia vs. South Carolina - 2 p.m.
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Sunday, April 6
No. 15/17 Georgia vs. South Carolina - 1:30 p.m.
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Series Information
Georgia leads the all-time series with South Carolina 33-24 in a series that dates back to 1997. The Bulldogs took 2-of-3 from the Gamecocks last season, winning the final two games of the series. In all the Bulldogs have won 15 of the last 16 contests between the two schools. 

PUAILOA WITH THE GAME-WINNER: Kaylee Puailoa came up with the game-winner against Georgia Tech on Wednesday. With the score tied at 7-7, Puailoa belted a double to center that scored Anna Swafford and Chelsea Wilkinson and gave Georgia a 9-7 lead. Wilkinson returned to the circle in the top of the seventh and recorded two quick outs on a pop up and ground out. She caught the final batter looking to end the inning and preserve Georgia's 9-7 win.



WILKINSON IN THE CLUTCH: Wilkinson made a rare appearance in the lineup in Georgia's 9-7 win over Georgia Tech and recorded her first hit of the season when she hit a line drive through the right side that loaded the bases for the Bulldogs. She came around to score the final run of the game on Puailoa's single. It was the second hit of Wilkinson's career. She recorded a double last season against South Carolina. 

PICKED OFF: Katie Browne proved why she is one of the top defensive catchers in the country on Wednesday. With two outs in the fifth and the go-ahead run at second, she threw a bullet to Hugo at second to pick off the runner and end the inning and any change. Browne has developed the reputation of being able to gun runners down, as only 12 runners have attempted to steal, with only six being successful.

HOME SWEET HOME: With the win over Georgia Tech on Wednesday, the Bulldogs improved to an impressive 25-1 at home this season. The win matched last year's home win total of 25. A win this weekend would eclipse the season total of home wins from a year ago.

STRIKEOUTS: The Georgia pitching staff has been dominant this season. As a staff, Georgia has struck out 262 batters, led by Wilkinson with 167. Wilkinson has struck out double-digit batters in six times this year.

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