#5/6 Georgia (42-8, 15-6) at Ole Miss (28-21, 5-16)
Dates: May 4-6, 2018
Times: 7/5/2 p.m., EDT
Location: Oxford, Miss.
Stadium: Ole Miss Softball Complex
TV: SEC Network Bases Loaded (Saturday)
Streaming Video: SEC Network+
Play-by-play: Seth Austin
Analysis: Missy Dickerson
Live Stats: GeorgiaDogs.com
Twitter Updates: @UGAsoftball
#5/6 Georgia travels to Oxford, Mississippi this weekend for the final regular-season series of 2018. The Bulldogs and Ole Miss will open the series Friday at 7 p.m., EDT. Saturday’s game is set to begin at 5 p.m., ET, while the finale starts at 2.
Follow the Bulldogs
» This weekend’s series will stream live on the SEC Network+. Seth Austin will provide play-by-play while Missy Dickerson will be the color analyst.
» Live stats will be available. Live stats links can be found on the softball schedule at GeorgiaDogs.com.
» Live Twitter updates will be available all season long at @UGAsoftball.
Georgia leads 44-9
» Georgia leads the series in Oxford, 21-3; has won 14-straight road games, dating back to 2005
» Last series in Oxford was 2015
» Georgia once won 33-straight games (Apr. 10, 2004-Apr. 29, 2016) against the Rebels
» Last meeting was at the SEC Tournament in Starkville in 2016, Ole Miss won 4-2
A Look Back
Georgia completed its seventh SEC series win over the weekend, taking two-of-three from #17 Alabama. The Bulldogs took game one 5-3. Down a run going to the seventh in game two, Georgia plated two runs, capped by an RBI single by Mahlena O’Neal, to win the series against the Tide for the first time since 2005, snapping a 10-series losing streak. The Bulldogs plated three seventh-inning runs in the finale but the comeback fell short in the end, 7-4. Georgia finished the month of April 12-4.
Georgia will then set its sights on the SEC Tournament in Columbia, Missouri May 9-12. With a likely first-round bye, Georgia will open tournament play Thursday, May 10.
Georgia in the Top 25
The Bulldogs moved up to #5 in the week 12 USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll while also moving up to #6 in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Poll.
In the latest RPI, Georgia comes in at number 8, the second highest-ranked SEC team behind Florida (4).
Emanuel Picks Up SEC Player of the Week
Emanuel native hit .778 last weekend against Alabama with an .833 on-base clip. Five of her seven hits never left the infield, bunting for a hit twice against the Tide. She added four stolen bases on the weekend; now has 46 on the season, a career best.
She scored the tying run in the bottom of the seventh of Saturday’s comeback win over Alabama, clinching the series for the first time since 2005. Her RBI single to short Sunday put Georgia on the board in the bottom of the fourth with two out. This is Emanuel’s second SEC Player of the Week award, winning it for the first time May 8, 2017.
Emanuel, DiCarlo Names Top 25 Finalists for USA Softball Player of the Year
Cortni Emanuel and Alyssa DiCarlo were named two of 25 finalists for the 2018 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award. 2018 is the second time Georgia has landed two on the finalist list, the other being 2015 (Alex Hugo, Paige Wilson). Georgia has had six top-25 finalists for the award in the program’s history. Alisa Goler (2009) is Georgia’s lone top-10 finalist. The 2018 season is Emanuel’s second-straight season on the list.