No. 16/18 Georgia Closes Out Regular Season Against No. 10/11 Kentucky
Paige Wilson


Paige Wilson
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May 1, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. – The No. 16/18 Georgia softball team will close out its regular season when it hosts No. 10/11 Kentucky this weekend, May 2-4, at Jack Turner Stadium Athens, Georgia. The series is set to begin at 6 p.m., on Friday. Georgia enters the weekend with an overall record of 39-12 that includes a 12-9 mark in Southeastern Conference action. Kentucky is 41-11 overall and 13-8 in the SEC. 

Fans are encouraged to get to the field early on Saturday, as senior Tiesha Reed will be honored on Senior Day. Fans are also encouraged to wear pink as the Bulldogs will hold their annual “Strike Out Cancer” game. 

Game Information
Friday, May 2
Georgia vs. Kentucky – 6 p.m.
Audio: GTV (Free)
Video: GTV (Free) 

Saturday, May 3
Georgia vs. Kentucky – 4 p.m.
Audio: GTV (Free)
Video: ESPNU 

Sunday, May 3
Georgia vs. Kentucky – 1:30 p.m.
Audio: GTV (Free)
Video: GTV (Free) 

Series Information
Georgia leads the all-time series against Kentucky 42-12. The last time the two teams faced off was in 2012 when the Bulldogs came away with a 6-4 win over the Wildcats in Lexington. The two teams have not faced one another in Athens since 2011 when Georgia swept the 18th-ranked Kentucky. The Wildcats have not won in Athens since 2009. 

Notes
ISN’T IT GRAND: Kaylee Puailoa delivered the big hit in Georgia’s 10-2 win against No. 7/7 Alabama last weekend. She belted the second home run of her career against the Crimson Tide. In all Georgia has hit five grand slams this season. Georgia is one of three SEC teams that have hit at least five grand slams this season.

RECORD WATCH: Alex Hugo hit her 20th home run of the year last Thursday against Alabama. She is now just one home run off the NCAA leader. With the home run, she is just four away from tying the program record of 24 home runs in a season, set by Alisa Goler in 2009. Currently Hugo has hit the second-most home runs by a Georgia player in a season at 20. 

RPI: Georgia ranks fourth in the latest RPI released on Monday. The RPI is the computer-based rankings that are used in determining seeding in the NCAA tournament. The SEC has three of the top five teams and nine of the top 25 teams in the latest RPI ranking.

DOUBLE FIGURES: Anna Swafford became the third Bulldog this season to hit double-digit home runs when her solo shot in Friday night’s win over Alabama. Hugo leads the team and the SEC with 20 home runs, followed by Paige Wilson and Swafford who each have 10 home runs.

ONE WIN AWAY: Georgia is just one win away from matching its season total from a year ago. The Bulldogs finished the 2013 season with an overall record of 40-21. So far this season, the Bulldogs have run their record up to 39-12.

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