April 21, 2014
ATHENS, Ga. - The Georgia softball team will play its final non-conference game of the season when it welcomes Georgia State to Jack Turner Stadium in Athens, Ga., on Tuesday, April 22 at 6 p.m. Georgia enters the week with an overall record of 38-9, while Georgia State is 25-23 on the year.
Tuesday, April 22
Georgia vs. Georgia State
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Georgia leads the all-time series against Georgia State 10-3. The last time that the two teams met on the diamond was last season when the Panthers took a 10-7 win in extra innings. Prior to that meeting, Georgia had won each of the last nine games.
WE RUN THIS STATE: This season the Bulldogs are 5-0 against teams from the state of Georgia. After Georgia swept Georgia Tech and picked up wins over Georgia Southern and Mercer. Today's game will be the final game against a team from the Peach State during the regular season.
IN FIVE: Two of the last four games for the Bulldogs have bee five inning games. Georgia defeated Georgia Tech and Auburn in five innings in back-to-back games. This season Georgia is 8-0 in five inning games and 9-1 in games that are shorter than seven innings.
NON-CONS: Including today's game, Georgia has just two regular season non-conference games left this year. The Bulldogs are 26-2 in non-conference games this season, with all by four being played at home. This will be Georgia's first and only non-conference true road game this year.
200 Ks: Chelsea Wilkinson became just the fourth player to record 200 strikeouts in a season. She is also just the second to reach the mark in her sophomore season. The last time that Georgia had a 200-strikeout pitcher was in 2012 when Erin Arevalo recorded 270 strikeouts. That year the Bulldogs made it to the Super Regional round of the NCAA Tournament.
WILSON AT THE PLATE: Paige Wilson has been swinging a hot bat as of late. She went 7-fo-14 with two home runs and triple over four games last weekend. She has saved her best for SEC teams, as she leads the Bulldogs with a .426 batting average that includes a double, a triple and five home runs. In SEC play, she owns an on-base percentage of .463.