UGA softball opens play in NCAA Super Regional

The University of Georgia softball team plays an NCAA Super Regional game tonight in Tallahassee, taking on the Florida State Seminoles in game one of a best-of-three series. The winner advances to the College World Series in Oklahoma City. This evening’s first pitch is set for 7 o’clock tonight.

From Sean Stevenson, UGA Sports Communications...

No. 14 Georgia will make its 12th all-time appearance in the NCAA Super Regional round of the NCAA Tournament this weekend in Tallahassee, Florida. The Bulldogs will face off against the No. 3 Florida State Seminole in a best-of-three series at the Seminole Softball Complex.

The series begins Thursday at 7 p.m., ET, live on ESPN 2. Friday’s game two will also air on ESPN 2 at 8 p.m. Saturday’s ‘if necessary’ game time is TBD.

Follow the Bulldogs

» Thursday and Friday’s games will each air live on ESPN 2. Courtney Lyle (play-by-play) and Danielle Lawrie (analysis) will be on the call live from Tallahassee.

» Every game of the NCAA Tournament will also stream live via ESPN+ with a paid subscription.

» Live stat links can be found on the interactive NCAA Tournament bracket on NCAA.com.

» Live Twitter updates will be available on the official Twitter page of Georgia softball, @UGAsoftball.


NCAA Tournament Tidbits

» 2023 is Georgia’s 21st-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance

» Georgia’s all-time record in postseason is 80-43 including 13-12 in Super Regional play

» Georgia has advanced to 12 Super Regionals (including 2023) and five Women’s College World Series, most recently 2021

» Georgia has played in Tallahassee in the NCAA Tournament once: 2017 Regionals; Georgia fell to #4 Florida State in the Regional final

» Georgia is 4-5 all-time against the Seminoles in the NCAA Tournament: 3-4 in Regional action, 1-1 in Oklahoma City; Georgia and FSU have never met in a Super Regional

» The Bulldogs have played no other team more in the NCAA Tournament than Florida State (nine times)

» The Bulldogs are 6-2 in the NCAA Tournament when playing in the state of Florida, winning two Super Regionals in the state (2016, 2021)

» When Athens has hosted the Regional round, Georgia has advanced to Supers 10 of 12 times (2004, 2006 being the only times Georgia did not advance out of Athens)

» 2023 is the 10th time Georgia has been a national seed; Georgia is 48-21 as a national seed

» The Bulldogs have only been the 14 seed once (2015); Georgia fell on Saturday of the Regional and worked through the elimination bracket to win the Regional, but lost in Supers at No. 3 Michigan

» Georgia is 2-4 all-time against the No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament

Series History

Florida State

» Georgia trails the all-time series 8-9

» Nine of the 17 all-time meetings have come in the NCAA Tournament, more than any other team Georgia has played in the postseason, including the last six-straight meetings dating back to 2010

» Georgia is 4-5 all-time against the Seminoles in the NCAA Tournament: 3-4 in Regional action, 1-1 in Oklahoma City; Georgia and FSU have never met in a Super Regional

» The Bulldogs are 3-2 all-time in Tallahassee, most recently going 0-2 in the 2017 Regional; Georgia’s last win in Tallahassee was in 2007

Georgia Has Impressive Start in NCAA Tournament

Georgia began the 2023 NCAA Tournament sweeping the Athens Regional, picking up a pair of run-rule victories along the way. A 12-run first inning powered the Bulldogs to a 12-0 five-inning win over NC Central to open the tournament while the pitching staff combined to no hit the Eagles. Georgia remained unbeaten following an 8-3 win over Virginia Tech on Saturday. The offense didn’t let up as the Bulldogs run ruled the Hokies in the Regional final 12-3 in six innings. On the weekend, Georgia outscored opponents 32-6 in three games, knocking 10 home runs. Sydney Chambley powered the offense, hitting .778 with four home runs and 13 RBI. The defense committed just one error in 18 innings.

Dogs No Hit Eagles in NCAA Tournament Opener

The quartet of Shelby Walters, Madison Kerpics, Riley Orcutt, and Kylie Macy combined to no hit North Carolina Central in the opening game of the Athens Regional on May 19. The four combined to strike out seven of the 17 batters they faced en route to Georgia’s 17th shutout of the season. The no-hitter was the fourth in the NCAA Tournament history of the Bulldogs’ program. The last was May 19, 2014, in Athens against NC State by current assistant coach Chelsea Wilkinson.

Chambley Shines in Athens Regional

Junior Sydney Chambley put together an impressive Regional at the plate, going 7-for-9 (.778) while hitting four home runs and driving in 13 runs for Georgia. She slugged 2.111 on the weekend with a .700 on base clip. She began the Regional with a first inning grand slam against NC Central and finished the weekend hitting two home runs against Virginia Tech. Including Georgia’s SEC Tournament game against South Carolina, Chambley has homered in each of the last four games.

Five Bulldogs Earn NFCA All-Region Honors

Five Georgia softball student-athletes were named to the NFCA Southeast All-Region Team. Second baseman Sydney Kuma and outfielder Jayda Kearney earned First Team All-Region honors. Third baseman Sara Mosley was named Second Team while pitcher Shelby Walters and first baseman Jaiden Fields each earned Third Team All-Region honors. Georgia had five All-Region honors a season ago with Mosley, Kearney, and Kuma landing the honors in 2022. Fields was an All-Region performer in 2021. Walters earned All-Region honors in 2021 at Duke. She becomes Georgia’s first All-Region pitcher since Brittany Gray in 2018. All five each earned All-SEC honors in 2023.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.



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