SOFTBALL: No. 4 Seed Georgia Set to Host NCAA Regional

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The No. 4 Seed Georgia softball team is set to host the NCAA Regional May 16-18 at Jack Turner Stadium in Athens, Ga. Georgia will host teams from NC State, UAB and Chattanooga in the double elimination tournament. The Bulldogs enter the weekend having earned the Southeastern Conference Tournament title last weekend, receiving the league’s automatic berth. The Bulldogs are 45-12 on the year, while NC State is 34-16, UAB is 31-25 and Chattanooga is 34-19.

2014 NCAA ATHENS REGIONAL SCHEDULE OF GAMES


Friday, May 16
2:30 p.m.: UAB vs. NC State
5:30 p.m.: Chattanooga vs. Georgia

Saturday, May 17
12 p.m.: Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
2:30 p.m.: Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
5 p.m.: Winner Game 4 vs. Loser Game 3

Sunday, May 18
12 p.m.: Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 5
2:30 p.m.: (If Necessary): Winner Game 6 vs. Loser Game 6

**All Times Eastern & Subject To Change**

Series


GEORGIA vs. CHATTANOOGA: Georgia is 4-1 all-time against Chattanooga. The last time the two teams faced one another was in 2011 when the Bulldogs took a 4-3 win over the Lady Mocs.

GEORGIA vs. UAB: Georgia leads the all-time series with UAB 8-2. The two teams have faced off twice this season, as UAB participated in the Bulldog Invitational earlier this year. The Blazers took the first game 8-0, before Georgia bounced back with a 10-1 victory in the second game. This will be the second time that Georgia and UAB have met in the postseason. The Blazer made the trip to Athens for the 2011 Athens Regional when the Bulldogs posted 9-2 win.

GEORGIA vs. NC STATE: Georgia owns a 2-1 all-time record against the NC State Wolfpack. The Bulldogs handed NC State an 8-0, five-inning loss earlier this season when the teams faced off in Orlando, Fla., during the Citrus Classic.

Notes


GEORGIA IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT: The Bulldogs are making their 13th-straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Georgia enters the tournament as the No. 4 National Seed and owns a 46-24 record in the NCAA Tournament.

No. 4 NATIONAL SEED: The Bulldogs were selected as the No. 4 National Seed for the NCAA Tournament. The No. 4 seed is the highest ever for a Bulldog team, besting the previous best of No. 6, which Georgia has earned three times. It is the first national seed for the Bulldogs since 2012, when they were named the 10 seed.

MVP: Chelsea Wilkinson was named the SEC Tournament MVP after going 3-0 during the event last week. She threw all but 1.1 innings for the Bulldogs during the tournament, allowing just three runs on nine hits. She also struck out 23 batters and walked just two in 19.2 innings in the circle.

APPROACHING 800: The Georgia softball program has amassed 798 all-time wins, leaving it just two wins away from the 800-win mark.

VS. RANKED TEAMS: With its win over Kentucky in the tournament final, the Bulldogs improved to 13-7 against ranked teams this year. Georgia faced three ranked opponents in the SEC Tournament, including two ranked in the top 10. In top-10 match ups this season, the Bulldogs are 6-2.