No. 13/17 Georgia Set to Clash With No. 7/7 Alabama
Alex Hugo

Alex Hugo
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April 23, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. - All eyes in the collegiate softball world will be on No. 13/17 Georgia this weekend, as it travels to face No. 7/7 Alabama in a three-game Southeastern Conference series, this week April 24-26 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The series marks the final road SEC series this season. Thursday’s prime time game will be aired on ESPN, while Saturday’s contest will be televised on ESPNU. The Bulldogs enter the weekend with an overall record of 38-10 that includes an 11-7 mark in SEC play. Alabama is 40-8 overall and 15-3 in league action.

The Last Meeting
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May 11, 2012
Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Georgia Softball Falls 1-0 to Alabama
The No. 4 seeded University of Georgia softball team dropped a 1-0 decision to the top-seeded Alabama Crimson Tide in the semifinal round of the Southeastern Conference Softball Tournament on Friday evening in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Game Information
Thursday, April 24 – 8 p.m. ET
Audio: GTV (Free)
TV: ESPN
Announcers: Beth Mowins, Jessica Mendoza and Michele Smith 

Friday, April 25 – 7:30 p.m. ET
Audio: GTV (Free)
Video: TideTV (Subscription Needed) 

Saturday, April 26 – Noon ET
Audio: GTV (Free)
TV: ESPN
Announcers: Beth Mowins and Jessica Mendoza 

Series Information
Georgia trails 14-34 in the all-time series against Alabama. The last time the two teams met was in 2012 when they met three times during the regular season and once during the SEC Tournament. Georgia took one of the four games, picking up a 7-4 in the first game of the regular-season series. The Crimson Tide sent Georgia home from the SEC Tournament when they took a 1-0 win. 

Notes
TWO HOME RUNS: Georgia got a pair of home runs in the second inning by Tina Iosefa and Katie Browne. The duo have been swinging a hot bat for the Bulldogs as of late, combining for nine home runs in the last eight games. Both now have seven homers on the year.

WALK IT OUT: Geri Ann Glasco leads Georgia and is second in the SEC with 46 walks this season. Dating back to Georgia’s three games against LSU, Glasco has walked 17 times, including six last week and once on Tuesday. The free bases have helped her on-base percentage skyrocket during SEC play. She has reached base in over 50% of her at bats against SEC teams. 

BROWNE: Browne has been on a tear in the last eight games for the Bulldogs. The sophomore catcher is hitting .320 and slugging .880. She has recorded eight hits and scored four runs. Of her eight hits, six have gone for extra bases, including two doubles and four home runs.

AGAINST RANKED TEAMS: Georgia’s schedule has not been an easy one as the Bulldogs have six ranked teams on its schedule. Three of Georgia’s first five SEC foes have been ranked, while each of the final three SEC series come against ranked opponents. Georgia is 6-5 against teams that are ranked.

OFFENSIVE RHYTHM: In the past eight games, the Georgia offense has found its rhythm, scoring 58 runs. Georgia posted 11 runs in a six-inning loss at LSU before bouncing back to score 15 runs against Georgia Tech on Wednesday. Georgia added 11 runs against Auburn in the first game on Saturday before posting eight runs in game two. Georgia scored two runs against Georgia State on Tuesday.

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