Dates: May 17-19, 2019
Friday’s Pitch Time: 7 p.m., ET
Location: Minneapolis, Minn.
Stadium: Jane Sage Cowles Stadium
#7 Minnesota (41-12)
North Dakota State (42-14)
TV: ESPN / ESPN 2 / ESPN U
Play-by-play: Courtney Lyle
Analysis: Amanda Scarborough
Streaming Video: Watch ESPN/ESPN app
Twitter Updates: @UGAsoftball
Georgia softball will make its 18th-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance this week as the Bulldogs travel to Minneapolis for regional action. #14 Georgia will open tournament play Friday against #25 Drake at 7 p.m., ET.
National seed #7 Minnesota hosts the regional that also features North Dakota State. The Minneapolis Regional is the only regional in the field that features three teams ranked in the most recent USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll and all four teams to have 40 or more wins.
Follow the Bulldogs
» The Minneapolis Regional will air nationally on the networks of ESPN. Courtney Lyle and Amanda Scarborough will be on the call from Minneapolis.
» All games will be streamed live via Watch ESPN and the ESPN app.
» Live stats will be available for the Minneapolis Regional. 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.
» Georgia leads the all-time series 4-2
» The Bulldogs and Gophers first met in North Carolina in 1998. The teams have met five times since, all in Athens (2010, 2012, 2016)
» Minnesota won the first-ever meeting as well as the most recent
» The Bulldogs and Gophers have never met in the postseason
» Georgia leads the all-time series 2-0
» The only meetings came back on Mar. 25, 1998 in Athens; Georgia won 2-0, 1-0
North Dakota State
» Georgia leads the all-time series 2-1
» All three meetings have been in Athens, first in 2011 then twice in 2013
» North Dakota State won the last meeting, 3-0
NCAA Tournament Tidbits
» Georgia softball will make its 18th-consecutive NCAA Regional appearance this weekend
» Georgia is 67-37 all-time in NCAA Tournament action, advancing to 10 Super Regionals and four Women’s College World Series. The 2009 and 2010 seasons saw the Bulldogs advance to the Final Four
» In regional action alone, Georgia is 48-17
» In regionals away from Athens, Georgia is 21-11 all-time. Georgia has swept regionals on the road twice, 2008 and 2009
» Georgia will appear in Minneapolis for the NCAA Tournament for the first time
» In 17 Regional appearances, Georgia has been on the road eight times. Three of those eight saw the Bulldogs emerge to go on and play in a Super Regional (2008, 09, 14). Only once has Georgia opened on the road in regional play and advance to a Women’s College World Series (2009)
Four Dawgs Named to All-Southeast Region Team
Four University of Georgia softball student-athletes have been announced All-Southeast Region award winners by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, the organization announced Thursday.
Senior shortstop Alyssa DiCarlo picked up First Team All-Region honors while junior outfielders Ciara Bryan and Alysen Febrey as well as freshman first baseman Lacey Fincher all earned Second Team accolades.
NFCA member coaches from each respective region voted on the teams, and all the honorees now become eligible for the 2019 NFCA Division I All-America squads. The 2019 NFCA Division I All-America teams will be announced at approximately 5 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29.
DiCarlo adds All-Region honors to her growing list of awards this season that already includes USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year top-10 finalist and First Team All-SEC. This is the third time DiCarlo has been named All-Region. Last season, she went on to be named an All-American by the NFCA.
Bryan and Febrey each appear on the All-Region team for the second season in a row. Bryan was also an All-SEC performer this season.
Fincher becomes the first Georgia rookie to be named All-Region since Cortni Emanuel in 2015.
The Southeastern Conference paced all leagues with 40 honorees, while the Pac-12 and Big 10 were right on its heels with 38 and 37, respectively.