March 5, 2012
ATLANTA – Coming off of the Buzz Classic, the Georgia Tech softball team will begin an 11-game home stand at Mewborn Field starting on Tuesday, March 6 with a doubleheader against Western Carolina beginning at 4 p.m. Tech will host six different teams during that time and begin its ACC season with a three-game weekend series against Virginia on March 10 and 11.
The Yellow Jackets will host six games this week starting with the doubleheader against the Catamounts on Tuesday, a 6 p.m. meeting with SIU-Edwardsville Thursday and weekend series with the Cavaliers.
Tuesday’s game with Western Carolina that was scheduled for 5 p.m. was changed to a doubleheader with the Catamounts to take place at 4 and 6 p.m.
Tech and Western Carolina have met five times in the past, with all five games coming under the direction of Sharon Perkins. Tech is undefeated in the all-time series allowing just three runs while scoring 37.
Western Carolina is currently 9-9 on the season and is coming off of a 4-1 weekend at the Buzz Classic defeating URI, Jacksonville State, SELU and Alabama State while falling to Morehead State.
Tech vs. Western Carolina
3/17/09 vs. WCU W, 8-0
3/17/09 vs. WCU W, 10-1
4/3/08 vs. WCU W, 8-1
4/3/08 vs. WCU W, 4-0
4/12/07 vs. WCU W, 7-1
After Western Carolina, the Jackets will face SIU-Edwardsville for the first time on Thursday, March 8 at 6 p.m. The Cougars, who are 7-10 on the year, are coming off of a 2-2 weekend at the Coach B Classic in Carbondale, Ill. this past weekend posting wins over Northern Illinois and Wright State.
Tech’s final opponent of the week is its first ACC opponent of the season, Virginia. The Jackets will host their first ACC weekend series playing the Cavs in a doubleheader on Saturday at 1 and 3 p.m. and on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Tech and Virginia have met 66 times in the past with Virginia holding the slight 34-32 lead. However, Tech has won 14 of the last 17 games against the Cavaliers under the direction of Sharon Perkinsand nine straight regular season games.
Virginia is currently 13-5 on the season, but has lost its last three to Syracuse, No. 15 Michigan and No. 18 Oregon at the Citrus Classic in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. heading into its meeting with Georgia Tech.
Tech vs. Virginia (Under Coach Perkins)
5/13/11 vs. UVA(1) L, 6-0
4/23/11 at UVA W, 9-2
4/23/11 at UVA W, 8-0
4/11/10 vs. UVA W, 9-8
4/10/10 vs. UVA W, 5-3
4/10/10 vs. UVA W, 5-2
5/8/09 vs. UVA (2) W, 7-0
4/19/09 at UVA W, 5-3
4/18/09 at UVA W, 13-4
4/18/09 at UVA W, 14-1
5/9/08 vs. UVA (3) W, 5-3
3/6/08 vs. UVA W, 6-3
3/5/08 vs. UVA L, 1-2
3/5/08 vs. UVA L, 3-8
4/28/07 at UVA W, 11-10
4/27/07 at UVA W, 15-0
4/27/07 at UVA W, 12-3
(1) ACC Tournament (Atlanta, Ga.)
(2) ACC Tournament (Raleigh, N.C.)
(3) ACC Tournament (College Park, Md.)
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