May 24, 2012
ATHENS, Ga.--The No. 10 overall seed University of Georgia softball team (44-15) travels to Knoxville this weekend to take on the No. 7 overall seed Tennessee (50-11) in the Super Regional round of the 2012 NCAA Division I Softball Tournament with the winner of two games moving on to the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City.
Game one with the Lady Vols will be featured on ESPNU on Saturday at noon while game two will be on Sunday at 1 p.m. on ESPN with the if-necessary game following at 3:30 p.m.
- Georgia vs. Tennessee; Saturday, May 26 at noon; Knoxville, Tenn.
- Georgia vs. Tennessee; Sunday, May 27 at 1 p.m.; Knoxville, Tenn.
- Georgia vs. Tennessee (if necessary); Sunday, May 27 at 3:30 p.m.; Knoxville, Tenn.
- Audio coverage will be available through GTV and WGAU for all games.
- Television coverage for Saturday's game will be available on ESPNU
- Television coverage for Sunday's games will be available on ESPN
- Georgia claimed its fifth-straight Regional Championship on Sunday after taking a win over North Carolina. In all, Georgia has won six Regionals, all of which have been won in three games. The 2012 Athens Regional mirrored a similar 2009 Chapel Hill Regional where the Bulldogs defeated the Tar Heels on back-to-back days by scores of 6-0 and 4-2 while this year Georgia defeated UNC 3-2 on Saturday and 2-1 on Sunday.
- On Friday's first round game against Coastal Carolina, all 16 Bulldogs played in the contest. Freshman Gracie Goulder led the way with a perfect 3-for-3 performance with three runs and one RBI. Seniors Ashley Pauly and Ashley Razey posted two hits each to round out the multi-hit efforts. Freshman Niaja Griffin also notched her first career home run. Pitchers Erin Arevalo and Morgan Montemayor collected seven strikeouts combined in the five-inning 13-3 win.
- Senior Erin Arevalo earned all three wins in the Athens Regional. In her last weekend playing at Jack Turner Stadium, Arevalo allowed just one earned run on eight hits while striking out 16 and walking two in 18.0 innings pitched. With two complete games to total 25 for the season, the California native totaled a weekend ERA of 0.39.
- Senior Brittney Hubbard has been to bat three times this season as a pinch hitter and has tallied two hits during those times. With one coming against UNC on Sunday, Hubbard's other came at a clutch time in game one at Tennessee, as her double to left center field in the 11th inning set a runner in scoring position to help win the game 3-1.