Georgia Set to Host Baylor in Super Regional

May 22, 2014

ATHENS, Ga. - The fourth-seeded Georgia softball team is set to host the tenth-seeded Baylor Bears in the NCAA Athens Super Regional this weekend, May 23-24 at Jack Turner Stadium in Athens, Georgia. The first game of the Super Regional will be Friday, May 23 at 2 p.m., with the second game following on Saturday, May 24 at noon. The `if necessary' game is slated for 3 p.m., on Saturday. Georgia enters the weekend with an overall record of 49-13, while Baylor is 45-14 on the year. Friday's game will be televised on ESPNU, while ESPN will carry the game(s) on Saturday.

The Last Meeting
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May 29, 2011
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Georgia Softball Forces Game Three
A 10-run fourth propelled the Georgia softball team to a 14-2 five-inning win over Baylor in the second game of the NCAA Athens Super Regional to force game three tonight at the Jack Turner Softball Stadium.

The Super Regional round of the NCAA Championship is a best of three series, with the winner advancing to the NCAA Women's College World Series. 

Friday, May 23
Georgia vs. Baylor - 2 p.m.
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Saturday, May 24
Georgia vs. Baylor - Noon
Radio: and 960 The Ref

Saturday, May 24 (If Necessary)
Georgia vs. Baylor - 3 p.m.
Radio: and 960 The Ref

The Series
The Bulldogs lead the all-time series with Baylor 3-2. The last time that these two teams met was during the 2011 NCAA Athens Super Regional, which Baylor won two games to one. The Bears won the first game 5-1 before Georgia answered with a 14-2 win. Baylor then took the final game 9-2 to advance to the Women's College World Series. 

THE ROAD TO SUPERS: After falling to NC State in the third game of the NCAA Athens Regional, Georgia had to win three-straight games, including two against NC State to advance to the Super Regional round of the NCAA Softball Championship. Georgia accomplished the feat by defeating UAB 3-0 and NC State 9-1 and 8-0 in five innings. Georgia became the third team this season to win three-straight elimination games and the 17th team since 2005 to do so. 



BOMB SQUAD: Georgia hit 10 home runs during the NCAA Athens Regional last weekend, including seven in the two elimination games against NC State. Georgia belted six home runs in its 9-1 win on Sunday, which was one home run shy away from the program record that was set last season against Delaware State. For the year, Georgia has 91 home runs to its name. The Bulldogs are rank second in the nation in home runs and third in home runs per game at 1.47.

NO-NO: Chelsea Wilkinson threw the third no-hitter of her career when she shutout NC State 8-0 in the championship game of the NCAA Athens Regional on Sunday. Wilkinson allowed just one base runner in five innings in the circle. It was the second no-hitter for her this season.

GEORGIA IN A SUPER REGIONAL: Georgia is making its sixth appearance in a Super Regional in the last seven years. The Bulldogs are 7-8 in Super Regionals and have two Super Regional Titles, which came in 2009 and 2010.

WILSON AT THE PLATE: To say that Paige Wilson was a difficult out during the NCAA Regional is an understatement. The junior went 11-for-17 at the plate with four doubles, a triple and a home run. She also scored six times and drove in five runs. Her three walks put her on-base percentage at .700 over the five games last weekend. In addition to her gaudy numbers, Wilson hit the RBI-single that sealed Georgia's 8-0, five-inning win that secured its spot in the Super Regional.

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