April 11, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia softball team steps back into Southeastern Conference play when it travels to Columbia, S.C., to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks in a three-game series that begins Friday, April 12 at 7 p.m. Georgia is coming off a mid-week doubleheader sweep of Western Carolina that improved its record to 29-13 on the year, including a 6-6 mark in SEC play. South Carolina swept its doubleheader with Coastal Carolina on Wednesday to improve to 21-17 on the year. South Carolina is 1-11 in league action.
Friday, April 12
• Georgia vs. South Carolina – 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 13
• Georgia vs. South Carolina – 4 p.m.
Sunday, April 14
• Georgia vs. South Carolina – 1 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
• Georgia leads the all-time series with South Carolina 31-23, including a sweep of the Gamecocks last season. Georgia has not lost to the Gamecocks since the 2007 season, making it 13-straight wins over South Carolina.
• Puailoa Has a Day: Kaylee Puailoa had herself a day against Western Carolina. The freshman went 5-for-6 with a double, eight RBI and two runs scored. She also slugged a perfect 1.000 and had an on-base percentage of .833. The performance raised her season average to .407.
• Winning Big Without A Home Run: Georgia out scored Western Carolina 21-0 on Wednesday without the help of the home run. Georgia is just 5-8 when it does not hit a homer, compared to 24-5 when it hits at least one home run.
• Georgia Pitching: The Georgia pitching staff is off to a solid start this week after shutting out Western Carolina twice. Georgia pitchers combined to give up just three hits 10 innings of work. They also struck out five batters and held opponents to a .083 batting average. Morgan Montemayor and Geri Ann Glasco each picked up a win for Georgia on Wednesday.
• A Season of Firsts for Olney: Christine Olney, Georgia’s only four year senior, has had several firsts this season. Her first career home run came against Delaware State. Against Georgia Tech last week, Olney hit her first home run in Jack Turner Stadium and her first multi-run home run. She continued her season of firsts against Western Carolina when she tripled off the wall in left center, the first triple of her career.
• On Deck: The Bulldogs return home and begin five-game home stand Wednesday, April 17 against USC Upstate at 6 p.m. Georgia will then play host to Texas A&M in a three-game SEC series before facing Georgia State in the final regular-season non-conference game of the season.