First Pitch Time: 6:30 p.m., ET
Location: College Station, Texas
Stadium: Davis Diamond
TV: SEC Network
Play-by-play: Beth Mowins
Analysis: Michele Smith
Sideline: Holly Rowe
Streaming Video: SEC Network+
Satellite Radio: Sirius XM SEC Radio Channel 374
Live Stats: GeorgiaDogs.com
Twitter Updates: @UGAsoftball
#13/17 Georgia softball opens 2019 Southeastern Conference Tournament play Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., ET, against ninth-seeded Arkansas. The tournament will play out at Davis Diamond in College Station, Texas.
Georgia, who finished the regular season in a four-way tie for sixth at 12-12, will carry the No. 8 seed in this season’s tournament.
Follow the Bulldogs
» The SEC Tournament will air nationally on the networks of ESPN. Wednesday and Thursday’s games will air on SEC Network with Friday and Championship Saturday appearing on ESPN 2.
» All games will be streaked live via Watch ESPN and the ESPN app.
» All games of the SEC Tournament will air on Sirius XM SEC Radio Channel 374.
» Live stats will be available for the SEC Tournament. 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 with Arkansas 37-19
» Georgia has won five of the last six meetings
» In the SEC Tournament, the Bulldogs are 1-1 against the Razorbacks; winning 2-0 in 2006 and falling 8-3 last season
» The Bulldogs and Razorbacks met in Athens in the regular season in 2018; Georgia swept the series to begin SEC play
» Since 2015, Georgia has won eight of 10 meetings
SEC Tournament Tidbits
» Georgia’s all-time SEC Tournament record is 20-21 (.488) in 18 total appearances
» Lone tournament title came in 2014 in Columbia, South Carolina
» This will be Georgia’s fourth time as the #8 seed in the tournament (1998, 1999, 2016); Georgia is
» Georgia’s 20 SEC Tournament wins ranks fifth in tournament history while its .500 percentage ranks fourth-best
» Georgia has reached the tournament finals five times, fourth most in league history
» The Bulldogs rank second with four Championship runner-up finishes (2002, 2004, 2005, 2011)
» Lu Harris-Champer is the fourth-winning-est coach in tournament history at 20-17 (.541)
» Georgia is set to host the SEC Tournament in Athens in 2023
A Look Back
Georgia concluded the regular season at Jack Turner Stadium hosting the Ole Miss Rebels over the weekend. The opener was a nail biter as the game was scoreless going into the bottom of the seventh. The Bulldogs clinched the opening-game victory when Tyler Armistead knocked an RBI triple to drive in the winning run, 1-0. Game two started Saturday but was suspended in the bottom of the first due to weather with the Rebels up 1-0. Down 5-3 with three outs left, Mahlena O’Neal tied the game with a two-RBI single in the seventh then freshman Savana Sikes drove the go-ahead run for the second-straight walk off. The offense put up four-run innings in the first and second of the finale and held the Rebel offense for an 8-0 run rule, securing the Bulldogs’ first sweep of SEC play and fifth series win of the conference slate.
Georgia in the Polls
The Bulldogs climbed a spot to #14 in the week 12 USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll while jumping two spots to #19 in the USA Softball/ESPN.com Poll.