#15/19 Georgia (22-3)
v Georgia Tech (15-8)
Date: March 15, 2022
First Pitch: 6 p.m
Location: Athens, Ga.
Stadion: Jack Turner Softball Stadium
Entry: FREE (no ticket required)
– ‘Wreck Tech’ Rally Towel Giveaway (All Fans)
– Children lead the bases (children up to 12 years)
– 1,000 Commit to the G App points (UGA students)
Stream: SEC Network+ (Friday, Saturday)
Game after game: Kaleb Frady
Analysis: Kristina Wyatt
Live Stats: GeorgiaDogs.com
Twitter Updates: @UGAsoftball
The 15th-ranked Georgia softball team returns home Tuesday in a midweek showdown to host state rival Georgia Tech. The first pitch between the Bulldogs and the Yellow Jackets is scheduled for 6 p.m
Tuesday’s game opens a 10-game homestand for the Bulldogs at Jack Turner Stadium.
Follow the bulldogs
» Tuesday’s game will be streamed live on SEC Network+. Kaleb Frady and Kristina Wyatt will be on the phone.
» For links to live stats, see the softball schedule on GeorgiaDogs.com.
» Live Twitter updates will be available on the official Georgia Softball Twitter page, @UGAsoftball.
This week’s actions
» Entry to every Georgia regular season home softball game is FREE. No tickets are required. First come first serve.
» Tuesday, March 15
– The first 250 fans will receive a Wreck Tech Rally Towel
– Kids Run the Bases – Kids under 12 can run the bases after the game
– 1,000 Check-In Points: UGA students who check in through the Commit to the G Student Rewards app will earn 1,000 points
» Georgia leads all-time streak 33-10
» The Bulldogs are 17-4 all-time in Athens
» Georgia has won 13 consecutive wins against the Yellow Jackets through 2013 and 18 of the last 19 through 2009
» Georgia won the last nine at Jack Turner Stadium
A look to the future
The Bulldogs will host their final home tournament of the season when Dartmouth, Mercer and Illinois head to Athens for the UGA Classic this weekend. Georgia will play four games against Dartmouth over the weekend starting Friday at 6pm. The Bulldogs then welcome No. 17 Clemson to a midweek matchup next Wednesday, March 23.
Georgia opened conference play on the road in South Carolina over the weekend. Georgia hit two runs in the seventh inning to win the series’ opener, 8-7. The bats were hot in the second game as the Bulldogs’ run ruled the Gamecocks 13-4 in five innings. second grader Sydney Chambley hit two home runs and a one-two by driving in five. Georgia failed to end the streak, falling 7-3 in the third game and ending their winning streak after 16 games.
Bulldogs’ Win Streak One for the record book
The Bulldogs went on a 16-game winning streak from February 19 through March 12. The winning streak is the sixth-longest in program history, matching streaks in 2021, 2013 and 2008. Georgia’s longest winning streak spanned 25 games in 2001-02 and 2018.
Dogs dig the long ball
Georgia hit 16 home runs in five games of the Bulldog Classic (3/4-3/6). Going into the weekend, Georgia was 18th in the country with 1.31 home runs per game. After the weekend, the Bulldogs rose to fifth nationally and first in the SEC with a 1.76 average. That number continued to climb to 1.92, third in the nation, after eight home runs in South Carolina. Georgia’s .687 slugging percentage ranks second in the country behind Oklahoma.
Georgia in the polls
Georgia rose to No. 15 in the fourth week of the USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll. Georgia dropped one spot to 19th in the ESPN/USA Softball poll while climbing to 18th in the D1 Softball poll. Georgia remained consistently ranked 19th in the Softball America poll.
Kearney earned SEC, National Player of the Week
Jayda Kearney was named SEC and DI Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player of the Week after a great performance during the Bulldog Classic. Kearney hit .727 (8 of 11) in five games of the Bulldog Classic. She hit 2,000, hitting four home runs and a triple, and recorded 22 bases overall. She drove 12 runs and scored six times. She ended the week with a .769 on base clip with no cuts. Kearney hit her first two-home run day of her career with a five-inning win over App State (3/6), including the first grand slam of her career that put Georgia on the board. She tied a career-best four RBI against Ohio (3/4) and then set a new mark of six against App State. Kearney will become the first Bulldog to be nationally recognized since 2014, when he is now an assistant trainer Chelsea Wilkinson has earned the award for two consecutive weeks. This is the seventh time a bulldog has earned the title.