Georgia beat LSU 7-0 Thursday and will play Florida at 1pm EST on Friday.
(Release from Wednesday)...
The fifth-seeded University of Georgia softball team will take on No. 4 seed LSU in the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Thursday, May 9 at 1:30 p.m., in Lexington, Ky. The Bulldogs enter the SEC Tournament having swept LSU last weekend in Athens. Georgia is 37-18 on the year and 14-9 in SEC play. LSU comes in with a 40-13 overall record that includes a 15-8 mark in league action.
The Last Meeting
May 5, 2013
Georgia Rallies to Defeat LSU, 10-5
The No. 24 University of Georgia softball team came from behind for a 10-5 victory over the No. 8/7 LSU Tigers on Sunday afternoon at Jack Turner Stadium to sweep the shortened, two-game series. Paige Wilson went 3-for-4 with 4 RBI to lead the Bulldogs as they improved to 37-18 for the season and 14-9 in Southeastern Conference play. The Tigers fell to 40-13 overall and 15-8 in league play.
Thursday, May 9 (Quarterfinals)
No. 5 Georgia vs. No. 4 LSU - 1:30 p.m.
Friday, May 10 (Semifinals)
Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner - 3 p.m.
Saturday, May 11
Championship Game - 8 p.m.
Live stats will be available at www.georgiadogs.com
Live audio for will be available online through GTV and locally on Fox News 1340 WGAU
All games will be aired on ESPNU, with the championship game being aired on ESPN.
A tournament central page can be found at www.UKathletics.com/secsoftball
Georgia trails LSU 22-30 in the all-time series that dates back to the inaugural season of softball in 1997. The series has been close as of late, with the Bulldogs winning eight of the last nine games. Georgia swept the Tigers last weekend in the regular-season finale in Athens.
Georgia is making its 14th appearance in the SEC Tournament. Overall, the Bulldogs are 15-17 when playing in the SEC Tournament. Last season, the Bulldogs defeated Kentucky before falling to eventual champion Alabama 1-0. This year marks the seventh time that the Bulldogs have taken on LSU in the SEC Tournament. Georgia is 2-5 in those games.
All-Conference Awards: Four Georgia softball players garnered Southeastern Conference honors. Highlighting the accolades was Geri Ann Glasco, who was named the Co-SEC Freshman of the Year. It is the first time in program history that a Georgia player has received Freshman of the Year honors. Paige Wilson and Kaylee Puailoa were named to the All-SEC First Team, while Puailoa, Glasco and Chelsea Wilkinson each made the SEC All-Freshman Team.
Friday Night Lights: Wilkinson proved once again that she enjoys the bright lights of a Friday night start in the SEC. After striking out a career-best 14 batters in her complete game performance against No. 2 Florida two weeks ago, she picked up the win in Georgia's 10-7 win over LSU last weekend. It was her third win on an SEC Friday night in the last three weeks.
Browne Does it Again: After being the hero in Georgia's 3-2 win over No. 2 Florida two weeks ago, Katie Browne delivered a bases-clearing double to the gap in left center to tie the game at five in Sunday's 10-5 win. The double sparked a seven run inning that sealed Georgia's come-from-behind win.
Come From Behind: Georgia scored seven runs in the bottom of the sixth inning in Sunday's 10-7 win over the Tigers for a thrilling come-from-behind win. Browne drove in the tying runs with a double to the gap in left center before Wilson launched a three-run home run to dead center. Glasco followed with a solo homer to the exact same spot for Georgia's final run of the game.
Resisting the K: The Bulldogs have been successful at not striking out this season. Georgia has the fourth lowest strikeout total on the year. For the season, Georgia has struck out in just 13 percent of their at bats.