March 19, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. - The No. 23/24 University of Georgia softball team returns to the friendly confines of Jack Turner Stadium Wednesday, March 20 at 6 p.m., when it hosts the Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs in non-conference action. Georgia is riding an 11-game win streak and is coming off an SEC series sweep of the Auburn Tigers that improved its record to 21-7. Gardner-Webb is 3-13 on the year and 0-3 in the Big South.
Wednesday, March 20
No. 23/25 Georgia vs. Gardner-Webb - 6 p.m.
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This meeting marks just the second time in program history that Georgia has faced Gardner-Webb. The Bulldogs took a 14-1, five-inning win over GWU last season.
Olney's Streak: Christine Olney, Georgia's only four-year senior, extended her hitting streak to 11 games last weekend against Auburn. In 11 eight games, Olney is batting .588 with 14 hits, five doubles, two home runs and 14 RBI. She is also slugging .893 in those games.
Freshman Record: Tina Iosefa tied the freshman home run record held by Paige Wilson and Kristyn Sandberg when she hit her ninth home run of the season in Georgia's 9-8 win over Auburn. All but one of Iosefa's homers has come with runners on and she has hit a home run in nine of the last 11 Georgia games.
Montemayor Shines: Morgan Montemayor shined last week in her three appearances in the circle. She picked up a win in the second game against Auburn after throwing a complete-game shutout. During Georgia's 11-game win-streak, Montemayor has made four starts and six appearances, giving up just four runs on nine hits in 20.2 innings of work. She has also struck out 28 and has an ERA of just 0.34
Three-Straight Homers: Earlier this season, the Bulldogs made history by leading off a game with three-straight home runs against Delaware State. Georgia accomplished a similar feat in the 9-8 win over Auburn on Sunday, as Iosefa, Kaylee Puailoa and Tess Sito hit back-to-back-to-back home runs that helped Georgia get the win. It was also the sixth time this season that the Bulldogs have gone deep in consecutive at bats. Of those six times, Puailoa has hit three home runs following an at bat by a teammate.
On Deck: The Bulldogs have their SEC home opener this weekend when they welcome the Ole Miss Rebels to Jack Turner Stadium. The Bulldogs will kick off the weekend series on Friday, March 22 at 6 p.m., before playing at 4 p.m., on Saturday, March 23. The series finale is scheduled for Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m. Please check www.georgiadogs