The (14-3) and 16th-ranked Georgia softball team hosts (10-4) Kennesaw State for 6:00 p.m. ET game and Jack Turner Stadium this evening.
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LOOKING BACK ON WEEK 3
Georgia went on the road for the first time this season, heading out west for its annual trip to the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic. The Bulldogs went 2-3 for the weekend, defeating Northwestern and Cal State Fullerton while falling to No. 23 BYU, No. 4 UCLA and a nationally-recognized Notre Dame squad. Senior Sydni Emanuel led the bats with a .474 average, posting nine hits and a trio of runs, while freshman Ciara Bryan followed in the hits total column with six. Junior Brittany Gray earned the wins in the circle while freshman Mary Wilson Avant led the staff with 14 strikeouts.
COACH HARRIS-CHAMPER POSTS 1000TH CAREER WIN
Georgia head coach Lu Harris-Champer recorded her 1,000th career win after the Bulldogs took down Cal State Fullerton 6-4 on Saturday night. Harris-Champer is in her 21st season coaching after spending the first four seasons split between Nicholls State and Southern Miss while she is in year 17 in Athens. Her teams have been to five Women’s College World Series, nine Super Regionals and 19 Regionals. Harris-Champer also hit the landmark in her home state of California.
SUMERLIN’S BAT GUIDES GEORGIA OVER NORTHWESTERN
Sophomore Lacey Sumerlin knocked out her second home run of the year while adding a RBI hit to secure the 2-0 win over Northwestern on Friday. Sumerlin’s first home run of the season came a few days before, as she hit her first career grand slam against Dayton. The Mobile, Alabama, native has 11 hits on the year in 36 official at-bats, but has been very patient at the plate, as she leads the SEC with 18 walks. The infielder started the first 14 games of the season at first base, but switched back to her shortstop position in the past three games.
GEORGIA COMES BACK TO TAKE WIN OVER CAL STATE FULLERTON
On the last day in California, Georgia shook off a rocky start to come from behind and defeat Cal State Fullerton 6-4 for Lu Harris-Champer’s 1000th career win. CSF jumped out to an early 4-0 lead, starting the game off with three runs in the first. Georgia responded with six unanswered runs starting in the bottom of the second with a trio of runs, as Sydni Emanuel brought in two runs before Maeve McGuire notched a RBI single. The Bulldogs took over the lead in the next inning, putting up another three-spot frame. Alysen Febrey brought in the first two on a double to right center before sophomore Brea Dickey followed with an RBI single.
The Titans threatened in the final frame with runners in scoring position with two outs; however, Brittany Gray got the last batter looking to secure the milestone win for Harris-Champer. It was the first time since playing Arkansas in March 2015 that Georgia overcame a four-run deficit and notched the 12-4 victory in six innings.