Softball: Georgia Hosts Virginia Tech, UAB This Weekend

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Softball: Georgia Hosts Virginia Tech, UAB This Weekend

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Dates: Mar. 1-3, 2019

Location: Athens, Ga.

Stadium: Jack Turner Softball Stadium

Georgia’s Schedule:

     Mar. 1 – vs. Virginia Tech, 6 p.m.

     Mar. 2 – vs. Virginia Tech, 3:30 p.m.

     Mar. 2 – vs. UAB, 6 p.m.

     Mar. 3 – vs. UAB, 1 p.m.

Media Information

Streaming Video: SEC Network+

Live Stats: GeorgiaDogs.com

#8 Georgia softball hosts Virginia Tech and UAB in the 10th Annual Bulldog Classic this weekend at Jack Turner Stadium.

The six-game tournament kicks off between the Bulldogs and Hokies Friday under the lights at 6 p.m.

Lauren Mathis

Follow the Bulldogs

» Live stats will be available for every game of the Bulldog Classic. Live stat links can be found on the softball schedule at GeorgiaDogs.com.

» Every Georgia game will be streamed live on the SEC Network+.

» Live Twitter updates will be available at the official Twitter page of Georgia softball, @UGAsoftball.

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Series History

Virginia Tech – Georgia leads 4-1

» The Bulldogs and Hokies first met in 1998 but have not met since 2010.

» Three of the five meetings have been in Athens (UGA leads 3-0)

UAB – Georgia leads 9-2

» Georgia and UAB last met in 2016 in Orlando, the first meeting outside of Athens in the series history.

» The teams have met twice in the NCAA Tournament, both times in an Athens Regional (2011, 2014).

Alyssa DiCarlo

A Look Back

Georgia softball widened its winning streak to 10 games after a 5-0 weekend at the 16th Annual Georgia Classic over the weekend. The Bulldogs earned four shutouts along the way, allowing only one unearned run in five games. Freshman Savana Sikes led the offense, driving in eight runs while hitting .417 and slugging 1.083. She highlighted the weekend with a two-run walk-off home run to end Friday evening’s game against UMass in five innings.

In Georgia’s first midweek action of the season, the Bulldogs defeated Presbyterian 7-1 at Jack Turner Stadium. A five-run fifth coupled with stellar pitching in the circle secured Georgia’s 11th-straight win.

Georgia in the Polls

The Bulldogs stay at #8 in the week three USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll while rising to #8 in the USA Softball/ESPN.com Poll.

Lu Harris-Champer

Chasing 1,000

Currently at 990 program wins, Georgia softball will look to record the 1,000th victory in program history in this season.

The Staff is on Point

The Georgia pitching staff, having not allowed an earned run since Feb. 15 (Winthrop), has skyrocketed into the top-10 nationally with a 1.17 team ERA, ranking sixth in the country. Georgia allowed only a single unearned run during five games of the Georgia Classic. Sophomore Lauren Mathis ranks 11th in the country with her 0.34 ERA.

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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.