Georgia Begins 10-Game Homestand Tuesday Against Georgia Tech

# 15/19 Georgia (22-3)
vs. Georgia Tech (15-8)

Date: March 15, 2022
First Pitch: 6 p.m.
Location: Athens, Ga.
Stadium: Jack Turner Softball Stadium
Admission: FREE (no tickets required)
Promotions:

– ‘Wreck Tech’ rally towel giveaway (all fans)
– Kids run the bases (kids 12 and under)
– 1,000 Commit to the G app points (UGA students)

Media Information
Streaming: SEC Network + (Friday, Saturday)
Play-by-play: Kaleb Frady
Analysis: Kristina Wyatt
Live Stats: GeorgiaDogs.com
Twitter Updates: @UGAsoftball

The 15th-ranked Georgia softball team returns home to host in-state rival Georgia Tech in a midweek showdown Tuesday. First pitch between the Bulldogs and Yellow Jackets is set for 6 pm

Tuesday’s game opens a 10-game homestand for the Bulldogs at Jack Turner Stadium.

Follow the Bulldogs

»Tuesday’s game will stream live on SEC Network +. Kaleb Frady and Kristina Wyatt will be on the call.
»Live stat links can be found on the softball schedule at GeorgiaDogs.com.
»Live Twitter updates will be available on the official Twitter page of Georgia softball, @UGAsoftball.

This Week’s Promotions

»Admission to every home regular season Georgia softball game is FREE. No tickets are required. Seating is first come, first served.
»Tuesday, March 15
– The first 250 fans receive a ‘Wreck Tech’ rally towel
– Kids Run the Bases – Children 12 and under can run the bases post-game
– 1,000 Check-In Points: UGA students that check-in on the Commit to the G Student Rewards app receive 1,000 points

BULLDOGS BULLETIN
Series Histories
Georgia Tech

»Georgia leads the all-time series 33-10
»The Bulldogs are 17-4 all-time in Athens
»Georgia has won 13-straight back to 2013 against the Yellow Jackets and 18 of the last 19 back to 2009
»Georgia has won the last nine at Jack Turner Stadium

A Look at What’s Ahead

The Bulldogs will host its final home tournament of the season when Dartmouth, Mercer, and Illinois come to Athens for the UGA Classic this weekend. Georgia will play four games on the weekend beginning Friday at 6 pm against Dartmouth. The Bulldogs then welcome No. 17 Clemson for a midweek matchup next Wednesday, March 23.

Let’s Recap

Georgia opened conference play on the road at South Carolina over the weekend. Georgia scored two runs in the seventh inning to win the opening game of the series 8-7. The bats were hot in game two as the Bulldogs run ruled the Gamecocks 13-4 in five innings. Sophomore Sydney Chambley hit two home runs and a double, driving in five, in the victory. Georgia couldn’t complete the series sweep, falling in game three 7-3 and snapping its winning streak at 16 games.

Bulldogs’ Win Streak One for the Record Book

The Bulldogs strung together a 16-game win streak from Feb. 19 to March 12. The streak checks in tied for sixth-longest in program history, matching streaks from 2021, 2013, and 2008. Georgia’s longest winning streak was 25 games set in 2001-02 and 2018.

Dogs Dig the Long Ball

Georgia slugged 16 home runs in five games of the Bulldog Classic (3 / 4-3 / 6). Prior to the weekend, Georgia ranked 18th in the country with 1.31 home runs per game. After the weekend, the Bulldogs skyrocketed to fifth nationally and first in the SEC with a 1.76 average. That number continued to rise after eight home runs at South Carolina to 1.92, third in the nation. Georgia’s .687 slugging percentage ranks second in the country behind Oklahoma.

Georgia in the Polls

Georgia rose a spot to No. 15 in the Week Four USA Today / NFCA Coaches Poll. Georgia dropped one spot in the ESPN / USA Softball poll to 19 while climbing to 18 in the D1Softball poll. Georgia stayed constant at No. 19 in the Softball America poll.

Kearney Earns SEC, National Player of the Week
Jayda Kearney was named the SEC and DI Louisville Slugger / NFCA Player of the Week following a tremendous performance during the Bulldog Classic. Kearney hit .727 (8-for-11) in five games of the Bulldog Classic. She slugged 2,000 knocking four home runs and a triple, recording 22 total bases. She drove in 12 runs and scored six times. She concluded the week with a .769 on base clip with no strikeouts. Kearney notched her first career two-home run day in a five-inning victory over App State (3/6) including the first grand slam of her career to put Georgia on the board. She tied a career-best four RBI against Ohio (3/4) then set a new mark of six against App State. Kearney becomes the first Bulldog to be recognized nationally since 2014 when now-assistant coach Chelsea Wilkinson earned the award back-to-back weeks. This is the seventh time a Bulldog has earned the title.

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