April 18, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. - The University of Georgia softball team continues its home stand when it steps back into Southeastern Conference play to take on the No. 13/13 Texas A&M Aggies in a three-game series that is set to begin Friday, April 19 at 6 p.m. The Bulldogs enter the series with a record of 31-15 on the season, including an 8-7 mark in the SEC. Texas A&M is 35-9 overall and 6-8 in league play. This series marks the second time in three weeks that the Bulldogs have faced a ranked team. With the threat of inclement weather on Friday, fans are encouraged to check www.georgiadogs.com or follow the Georgia softball team on Twitter (@UGAsoftball) for the latest on scheduling information.
Friday, April 19
• Georgia vs. No. 13/13 Texas A&M – 6 p.m.
Saturday, April 20
• Georgia vs. No. 13/13 Texas A&M – 4 p.m.
Sunday, April 21
• Georgia vs. No. 13/13 Texas A&M – 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
• Live video for will be available for free online through GTV
• Georgia leads the all time series with Texas A&M 4-1, with the last win coming in a 6-2 decision in 2011. That year, the Bulldogs faced the Aggies in the Cathedral City Classic in Palm Springs, Calif., when Texas A&M was ranked No. 21 in the nation. Prior to that meeting, the last time the teams faced off was in 2004 in the NCAA Athens Regional when Georgia won 5-1.
• Griffin Leads Off: Sophomore Niaja Griffin has been swinging a hot bat recently, which earned her the leadoff spot against USC Upstate on Wednesday. Griffin proved up to the task, going 3-for-4 with a run scored and one RBI.
• SEC RBI Leaders: Geri Ann Glasco and Paige Wilson hold the No. 1 and No. 2 spots in the Southeastern Conference in RBI this season. Glasco leads the conference with 53 RBI, with Wilson right behind her with 50.
• More Than 2: A key to Georgia’s success this season is the number of runs it scores in a game. Georgia owns a record of 29-4 when it scores more than two runs in a game, compared to a 2-11 record when scoring 0-2 runs in a game. The Bulldogs are 3-4 when they score 3-5 runs and a perfect 26-0 when they score six or more runs in a game.
• Scoring First: The Bulldogs are 22-3 when scoring in the first inning this season, compared to 6-6 when their opponent scores in the first. Georgia’s record improves to 27-4 when the team scores first in the game, but have trouble coming back from a deficit, owning a 4-11 record when its opponent is the first to get on the board.
• On Deck: The Bulldogs continue their home stand when they host Georgia State next Wednesday at 6 p.m., in the final non-conference game of the regular-season.