Georgia vs Ole Miss softball: The 14th-ranked Bulldogs (37-13, 9-9) finishes off their regular-season slate of home games with a three-game series against Ole Miss (35-15, 9-9) at Jack Turner Stadium.
The games kick off on Friday with a 6 p.m. ET first pitch. Saturday will be Senior Day and Strike Out Cancer Day. The team will honor the program’s seniors prior to the 2 p.m. ET start while pink T-shirts with a $5 donation will be available. Note: There has been a schedule change to this weekend’s series versus Ole Miss. Please read on changes to game times below.
SCHEDULE CHANGE: Georgia-Ole Miss Doubleheader on Saturday
UGA has announced that there will be a schedule change regarding the UGA softball series this weekend versus Ole Miss. There will no longer be a game on Sunday due to possible inclement weather. Sunday’s 2 PM game has been moved to Saturday. Please make note of the following changes:
Saturday’s game between Ole Miss and Georgia has been moved to a doubleheader to conclude the series due to the threat of inclement weather in Athens on Sunday. Game one will begin at 1 p.m. ET while game two will follow at approximately 3:30 p.m. ET.”
All games will be broadcast on SEC Network+/WatchESPN with links available at georgiadogs.com.
LAST TIME OUT: AUBURN
Facing the No. 2 Tigers on the road, Georgia fell in its first sweep of the league season last weekend. The Bulldogs had Auburn on the ropes in two games, as the home team needed a walkoff home run to win game one and a rally in the bottom sixth to take game three.
For the weekend, Cortni Emanuel and Sydni Emanuel led the team at the plate, both hitting over .450 with five hits each. The Bulldogs had three home runs as well, as three-time SEC Freshman of the Week Alyssa DiCarlo notched two and Maeve McGuire had one for the eighth of her junior year.
SENIORS WRAPPING UP CAREER AT HOME
The series against Ole Miss marks the last regular-season games at Jack Turner Stadium as well as closing in on the end of Georgia’s six seniors’ careers. This class has guided Georgia to a 170-66 record over their career, including trips to three NCAA Regionals and two NCAA Super Regionals while giving the program its first SEC Tournament Championship in 2014. The seniors have over 50 SEC victories in their four years and have won over 100 games at home. Each senior will also finish their time in Athens ranked in an individual career top 10 ranking.
CORTNI MOVES UP IN CAREER STOLEN BASES RANKING
After notching her 30th stolen base of the season, Cortni moved up a spot in Georgia’s career stolen bases list, now holding at a tie for fifth with 75 swiped bags. The sophomore is knotted with recent Bulldog Anna Swafford, as Swafford was 75-for-85 in stolen bases during her career. Cortni is now 11 away from moving to fourth, as Kellie Middleton holds there with 86.
Last season, Cortni took 45 stolen bases, the most by a Georgia player since 2007, which ranked her first in the league and eighth in the nation. This year, Cortni is third in the league and 36th in the nation with her 30 steals.
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