March 12, 2013
|Georgia Tech vs. UGA | March 13 | Mewborn Field | 7 p.m.|
|Game Notes||Georgia Tech vs. UGA Notes|
THE FLATS – After 14 consecutive games on the road, the Georgia Tech softball team returns to Mewborn Field Wednesday to host rival Georgia in a 7 p.m. showdown. The contest will be broadcast on ESPN3 with Richard Musterer on the call and Roddy Jones as the analyst.
The first 200 fans receive free shakers and the first 150 student receive free #THWG t-shirts.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. and parking is available after 5 p.m. in the McCamish Pavilion Lot (E65), Family Housing Deck (ER66), Peters Parking Deck (E52) and along Fowler Street and 8th Streets. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis, but lots will not be open for softball parking until 5 p.m.
The contest marks the 31st meeting between the two teams and the first of two games scheduled in 2013. UGA leads the all-time series, 20-10, but Georgia Tech head coach Sharon Perkins is an even 5-5 against the Bulldogs since 2007.
Georgia Tech (13-12, 2-1 ACC)
The Yellow Jackets opened conference action last weekend with a 2-1 record at Virginia. Junior Ashley Thomas led the squad with a .600 average (6-for-10), five runs, a double, triple and two RBI.
Overall, Ashley Thomas leads the team in batting average (.424), runs (28) and hits (36). In addition to Thomas, five Yellow Jackets are batting above .250 and Tech owns a .305 average as a team.
In the circle, the pitching staff has a 4.47 ERA, led by Hope Rush (3.66 ERA). Freshman Ashley Clifton (2-3) pitched her first career complete game against in the 7-3 win against Virginia, and Karly Fullem (2-0) tossed her first complete game of the season in the 5-2 win against Virginia.
Georgia (17-7, 0-0 SEC)
The Bulldogs are 9-1 in their last 10 games and currently enjoy a seven-game winning streak. Georgia is ranked No. 25 in the USA Today/NFCA Coaches poll and is receiving votes in the ESPN.com/USA Softball poll.
Three Bulldogs are batting above .400 in Geri Ann Glasco (.449), Paige Wilson (.438) and Anna Swafford (.419). The team is hitting .351 and outscoring opponents 174-64.
Glasco is not only a force in the batting order, but also in the circle. The freshman has 2.01 ERA and a 9-1 record with seven complete games. She has 74 strikeouts, 26 walks and 18 earned runs in 62.2 innings of work.