SB: Dawgs vs. Tide Series Begins Tonight

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SB: Dawgs vs. Tide Series Begins Tonight

CJ Landrum
CJ Landrum

Dates: Apr. 13-15, 2019

First Pitch Times: 12, 7, 7 p.m., EDT

Location: Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Stadium: Rhoads Stadium

Media Information

TV: ESPN2 (Saturday), SEC Network (Sunday, Monday)

     Play-by-play: Beth Mowins

     Analysis: Michele Smith, Kayla Braud

Streaming Video: Watch ESPN

Live Stats: GeorgiaDogs.com

Twitter Updates: @UGAsoftball

#13/19 Georgia softball takes to the road for a three-game set with Southeastern Conference rival #5/7 Alabama this weekend. The series will begin Saturday at 12 p.m., EDT, on ESPN2.

Sunday and Monday’s games will air on SEC Network at 7 p.m., EDT.

Ciara Bryan
Ciara Bryan

Follow the Bulldogs

» Each game in Tuscaloosa will be televised live nationally on the networks of ESPN. The opener will be aired on ESPN2 while Sunday and Monday’s games will be broadcast on SEC Network. Beth Mowins will provide play-by-play while Michele Smith and Kayla Braud will provide analysis.

» Live stats will be available for each game of the series with Alabama. Live stat links can be found on the softball schedule at GeorgiaDogs.com.

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

BULLDOGS BULLETIN

Series History

» Georgia trails the all-time series with Alabama 20-41.

» In Tuscaloosa, Georgia is 7-22 all time. Georgia will look to win its first series in Tuscaloosa this weekend.

» The last series in Tuscaloosa (2016) went to Alabama, 2-1. Georgia won the finale of that series.

» Georgia won the series a season ago in Athens; the first series win over the Tide since 2005.

A Look Back

Georgia won its second-consecutive SEC series over the weekend in Athens, defeating Texas A&M. The Bulldogs powered past the Aggies in the opener 11-5 then clinched the series in game two 4-3. Georgia looked to sweep the Aggies, holding a 3-2 lead through five innings on Sunday, but a three-run sixth pushed Texas A&M ahead to salvage a game, 5-3.

Georgia in the Polls

The Bulldogs dropped a spot to #13 in the week nine USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll while falling to #19 in the USA Softball/ESPN.com Poll.

Lu Harris-Champer
Lu Harris-Champer

Coaching Milestones

With a win this weekend, Lu Harris-Champer could record her 1,100th-career victory as a head coach. A win would also be her 300th SEC win. 300 conference wins ranks behind Alabama’s Patrick Murphy who recorded SEC win number 400 earlier this season.

With 1,099 wins, Harris-Champer ranks fourth among active coaches in the SEC behind Ralph and Karen Weekly (1,380; 1,102) and Jo Evans (1,217).

DiCarlo Continues to Topple Career Records

In the Mar. 10 game against Western Illinois at Jack Turner Stadium, Alyssa DiCarlo became Georgia’s new all-time home runs leader. She hit two home runs in the game to tie then break the record with home runs 58 and 59.

In the first inning at Auburn (Mar. 29), DiCarlo doubled down the left field line to plate CJ Landrum, recording career RBI 237 and breaking Georgia’s all-time career RBI record.

The extra-base hits record fell in the series finale against Texas A&M (Apr. 7) with a two-run home run in the first inning. It was career extra-base hit 122 (53 doubles, 4 triples, 65 home runs).

View the gallery HERE. Fullscreen slideshow is HERE.

The Fastest to 20 Home Runs

With a first-inning home run against Texas A&M on Apr. 7, Alyssa DiCarlo became the fastest Bulldog to hit 20 home runs, doing it in 41 games. Alisa Goler held the previous mark, doing it in 47 games in 2009. Only five Bulldogs have topped the 20-home run mark. DiCarlo joins Alex Hugo as the only Bulldogs to do it twice. DiCarlo had 21 last season.

In the March 6 game at Georgia Tech, DiCarlo hit her 10th home run of the season. She reached the 10-home run mark in 21 games, tying Goler to the fastest Bulldog to 10 home runs in a season (2009).

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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.