UGA Softball opens play in College World Series

Double-elimination tournament in Oklahoma City

The University of Georgia softball team is set to make its fifth program appearance in the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City. The Bulldogs open play in USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium against Oklahoma State, with first pitch in the double-elimination tournament set for 2:30 this afternoon.

From Steve Colquitt, UGA Sports Communications...

The Women’s College World Series features eight teams, squaring off in a double-elimination tournament format. The final two teams will play for the National Championship in a best-of-three championships series, which will begin June 7.

All games of the Women’s College World Series will air on the networks of ESPN. Georgia’s game against Oklahoma State will air on ESPN. Kevin Brown (play-by-play) along with Amanda Scarborough (analyst) and Jalyn Johnson (reporter) will be on the call.  » All games will stream live on the ESPN app.

» All games of the Women’s College World Series will be broadcast via Westwood One Sports. Westwood One Sports can be found on Sirius XM channel 84, via the Tune In Radio app, and online at WestwoodOneSports.com/ncaaplayer. Ryan Radtke and Destinee Martinez will be on the call for Thursday’s game.

» Live stat links can be found on the softball schedule at GeorgiaDogs.com as well as the interactive bracket on NCAA.com.

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

2021 is Georgia’s 19th-consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance

» Georgia’s all-time record in postseason is 74-39 including 55-19 in regional play

» The Bulldogs have appeared in 11 Super Regionals with a 13-12 Super Regional record

» 2021 will be Georgia’s fifth program appearance in the Women’s College World Series (2009, 2010, 2016, 2018, 2021). Georgia’s all-time WCWS record is 6-8.

» In opening games, Georgia is 2-2 in OKC, winning its opening game in 2010 and 2016 » Georgia has matched up with only one Big 12 team in the WCWS: Missouri in 2009 » 2021 is the first time Georgia has ever advanced to a Super Regional and WCWS when it wasn’t a national seed

» The last time an unseeded team made it to OKC was 2012 (LSU, USF). Georgia pitching coach Rachele Fico was on that LSU team to make it to OKC.

» An unseeded team has only won the opening-round game twice: LSU in 2012, Louisiana in 2008

» 2021 is the fourth time Georgia has swept its way to Oklahoma City

» In Athens, Georgia is 43-11 in postseason play; the Bulldogs swept their way to Oklahoma City in 2018, defeating Harvard, Northwestern, and No. 10 Tennessee in Athens. The last postseason loss in Athens was May 22, 2016 against Oklahoma State

» In her 25-year career, head coach Lu Harris-Champer has taken teams to 23 regional appearances, advancing to 13 Super Regionals and seven Women’s College World Series

» The Bulldogs have played the eventual National Champions three times: Washington in 2009, UCLA in 2010, and Florida State in 2018

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