UGA To Host NCAA Softball Super Regional
May 22, 2011
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia has been named one of eight host sites for the 2011 NCAA Division I Softball Championship Super Regionals.
The No. 6 National Seed for the NCAA Softball Championships, Georgia (50-12) was one of 16 teams to advance to the Super Regional round of play by winning the Athens Regional with a perfect 3-0 mark. Georgia will square off against No. 11 National Seed Baylor (43-12), who won the College Park Regional, also with a 3-0 record.
The Bulldogs and Bears will play a best-of-three game series at Jack Turner Softball Stadium this weekend. Game one of the series will be played Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET and will be aired on ESPNU/ESPN3.com. Game two, and if necessary game three, will then be played on Sunday at 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m., respectively on ESPNU/ESPN3.com. If the Lexington Super Regional does not play an if necessary game three on Sunday, the 3:30 p.m. Georgia-Baylor game will also be simulcast on ESPN.
In the Athens Regional, Georgia posted an 8-0, five-inning win over Georgia State, defeated UAB, 9-2, and clinched the Athens Regional by defeating Florida State, 10-2 in six innings.
In the College Park Regional hosted by Maryland, Baylor posted three shutouts defeating Lehigh, 4-0, and East Carolina twice, 2-0 and 1-0.
Georgia and Baylor have met twice previously. Those meetings came in 2009 at the Easton Challenge in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and the Bulldogs won both contests by run-rule in five innings, 12-1 and 9-0.
The Bulldogs are playing in their 10th-consecutive and 10th overall NCAA Softball Championship and will be making their fourth-straight Super Regional appearance. After going 3-0 in this year's regional round of play, Georgia's all-time NCAA postseason record stands at 39-18.
Each of the eight Super Regional winners will earn a spot in the 28th NCAA Division I Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City June 2-8. Georgia will be vying to make its third appearance in the WCWS after advancing to Oklahoma City in 2009 and 2010.
2011 NCAA ATHENS SUPER REGIONAL TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets for the 2011 NCAA Athens Super Regional will go on sale Monday morning at 9 a.m. ET. Fans can order NCAA Softball Athens Super Regional tickets in any of the following ways:
1. In-person at the Athletic Association ticket office location at Stegeman Coliseum
2. By calling 1-877-542-1231
3. Online by clicking here.
Will Call & Day of Game Sales At Jack Turner Softball Stadium:
Will call and ticket sales will move to Jack Turner Softball Stadium on Saturday and will open two hours before the first game.
All groups of at least 10 people in size can order discounted tickets to any day of the regional by calling 706-542-9039. All group tickets must be ordered in advance of the regional by Thursday, May 26 at 5:00 p.m.
NCAA Softball Super Regional Ticket Prices: