Softball Georgia Lady Bulldogs coached very well by Lu Harris-Champer have an awesome team this season.
Our 2 primary pitchers 2017 both had no hitters last season for us.
Our lead-off hitters return batting .441 and .404.
We added great talent.
We have power hitters.
We are very good in the field.
We’re solid and are Top 10 in the Pre-Season Polls.
You can watch the games on WATCH ESPN.
The SEC is the Top Conference for Softball and we’re a major part of that again 2017.
It was so exciting last season including our Opening Game Win in the Women’s College World Series 2016 over FSU.
- We return our All-SEC Freshman Shortstop Lacey Sumerlin.
- We added Mahlena O’Neal a hard-hitting great fielding catcher.
- Star infielder Justice Milz who hits like crazy at the plate joins the team this season.
- Great expectations welcome Madison McPherson to the line-up 2017.
- Power hitter Maeve McGuire is back for her senior season.
- Speedster Tyra Holliday joins our talented outfield this season.
- Catcher and Outfielder Kaylie Harding joins with her sister 2017.
- Twin-sister Karlie Harding comes in to play second base an open position 2017 for us.
- Junior Brittany Gray returns to the Circle for us this year.
- Power hitter First Baseman joins us Alysen Febrey.
- Sydni Emanuel is a Senior this year and team leader.
- Cortni Emanuel returns as an outfielder for us with great speed too.
- Speedster Shortstop Jordan Doggett joins us this season.
- Sophomore 3rd Baseman Alyssa DiCarlo returns as our top Power hitter.
- Kendall Burton transfers-in as a Junior to bolster our outfield.
- Defensive gem Ciara Bryan joins us to take-on infield spots.
- Kylie Bass returns as a Sophomore after her Stellar Freshman pitching job.
- Mary Wilson Avant joins us from Macon to fill-in the all-important pitching rotation.
- Amanda Ablan is the Brookwood Ace Pitcher we added for 2017.
Alban did well tonight pitching and we have another double-header Saturday 2-11-2017 at 12:30 and 3 p.m. here in our Opening Tournament # 10 in the nation sure to move-on-up at this rate.
Emanuel sisters combined for 4 hits to open the season and Maeve McGuire another senior added 2 more hits.
All-SEC Freshman Shortstop Lacey Sumerlin also had 2 hits.
Power hitter First Baseman Alysen Febrey added 2 hits as well.
Kendall Burton who transfered-in as a Junior to bolster our outfield added a hit.
And Sophomore 3rd Baseman Alyssa DiCarlo who returns as our top Power hitter added another hit for the victorious Lady Diamond Dawgs 8 to nothing in the Home Opener and Opening Day Game.
Junior Brittany Gray who returns to the Circle for us this year and Amanda Ablan the Brookwood Ace Pitcher we added for 2017 combined in the Opener to gain the Shut-Out 8 to nothing.
The 2nd game tonight was much more dramatic as Kylie Bass returns as a Sophomore after her Stellar Freshman pitching job and went the distance against a very good opponent giving-up only 3 earned runs. We gave-up too many unearned runs last season which ultimately cost us in the College World Series but as you can see we can pitch and hit.
After only able to tally 2 runs through the first six innings The Lady Diamond Dawgs put-up 4 in the bottom of the 7th for the Walk-Off Win over Syracuse.
Kendall Burton tripled to clear the bases scoring all 3 with the bases loaded and then Cortni Emanuel picked-up her 3rd hit in the nightcap to score Kendall Burton and win the game in dramatic fashion.
Too bad SEC Network saw fit not to televise any of it.
I’d say The SEC Network has been a huge disappointment not telecasting LIVE events with great following.
The Georgia Lady Diamond Dawgs are # 10 this season already looking to return with this stout line-up to the Women’s College World Series for our 4th trip with two previous 3rd place finishes there.
No Greg McGarity did NOT hire Lu Harris-Champer as our Softball Coach perhaps this season better than any other season ever for us.
The USA Today Coaches’ Poll for Softball has us at # 12 :
I can tell you watching these gals is mighty exciting.