293 Division 1 Softball Teams Lady Bulldogs come in 5th.

Good pitching always beats good hitting.  The game has always been ruled by sound fundamentals.  We don’t practice the basics of infield practice near enough.  Situational infield.  We do have 6 Scholarships Available for the awesome 6 seniors and bid a hearty adieu to their great Leadership.  Several of those are turning Pro and will continue their careers.

 

I like our new pitching coach.

 

We’re doing fine hitting.

 

We can play a LOT better defense.  It’s not magic.  It’s drilling the fundamentals with a fungo bat endlessly hour after hour of it and by putting a runner on 1st base and doing it some more stopping each time the wrong base is thrown to.

 

We really do not know which base to throw to as a team.

 

Our players are better fielders than they showed.

 

5th place out of 293 Division 1 Softball Teams is EXCELLENT.

 

Well done Lady Diamond Dawgs.

 

Congratulations to Auburn and to LSU.  It still could be an All SEC Final Championship Series – just not us – as they BOTH beat us.

 

6-5-2016

Alex Hugo was trying to do too much. She only had only the play at 1st. We need to practice more on fundamentals Lu. She took her eye off the ball to determine pitch or tag and when NEITHER are there. We needed the OUT at 1st. She has had an AMAZING career for us. A lesser player would’ve simply made the play at 1st. An infield coach would’ve YELLED that as it approached her. 1st Base. If you stop and think about it, you should always go to first. She is about 5 feet off the bag and the bounce ate her up. It was their best player. 3 p.m. tomorrow is ONLY focus now. It’s NOT over.

We must beat LSU.

 

This is our only concern tonight and tomorrow morning.

 

We will NOT pitch Chelsea Wilkinson.  We can’t.  We need to get away and take infield.  We should be taking infield prior to EVERY game.

 

We had never done anything in softball.  Vince Dooley hired Lu Harris-Champer and that changed all that 15 years ago.

 

For 15 years we’ve been about the # 10 softball team in the nation every year.

 

You take infield every day.  You work situations.  The coach has to use the fungo bat herself.

 

Drill fundamentals.

 

Beat LSU.  Take infield.  Situational infield.  Coach tells player where to take ball.

 

Slow it down on taking infield.  Stop the action.  Put runner on 1st.  Practice Practice Practice.

 

The play is to first.

 

Do it again.

 

ESPN announcers were tremendous tonight.

 

The batter is the ONLY player that matters.

 

Alex Hugo was trying to do too much.  She only had only the play at 1st.  We need to practice more on fundamentals Lu.  She took her eye off the ball to determine pitch or tag and when NEITHER are there.  We needed the OUT at 1st.  She has had an AMAZING career for us.  A lesser player would’ve simply made the play at 1st.  An infield coach would’ve YELLED that as it approached her.  1st Base.  If you stop and think about it, you should always go to first.  She is about 5 feet off the bag and the bounce ate her up.  It was their best player.  3 p.m. tomorrow is ONLY focus now.  It’s NOT over.

 

She should NEVER have been on 1st base to allow her to score the winning run from 3rd.  The run from 3rd base by her was completely called correctly.  If you don’t know the rules then you should read them.  They are FREE.  The call was correct.

 

This game is OVER.  There isn’t anything to say about it.  It is NOT our focus to.  293 softball teams Division 1.  We have a slot to play for semi-final against LSU.  Everyone else has gone home except for the 3 in the semi-finals.  Take infield.  Pitch Bass, Kylie

 

Focus.

 

6-5-2016

Women’s College World Series : SEC in ALL 4 Opening Round Games. So far 2 SEC teams have knocked-off Pac-12 and ACC representatives. Of the 8 teams SEC has 4. Georgia faces-off against Auburn 4-2 all-time in WCWS games while Lu Harris-Champer is now 7-4 in WCWS action for Georgia with 2 previous 3rd place finishes. We play Auburn at 6 p.m. Saturday ESPN2 Comcast Channel 847 and NOT at 7 p.m. Saturday Prime Time. If we win we play Sunday at 6 p.m. If we lose we play Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Both those games ESPN2. UGA now owns 8-6 all-time record over FSU in softball. Chelsea Wilkinson pitched against Auburn twice there at Auburn this year pitching 6 innings and giving up 2 runs and pitching 5 innings the other game giving up 1 run. She will have had 2 and a half days of rest tomorrow at 6 p.m. for the game.

 

WCWS

 

Chelsea Wilkinson pitched against Auburn twice there at Auburn this year pitching 6 innings and giving up 2 runs and pitching 5 innings the other game giving up 1 run.  She will have had 2 and a half days of rest tomorrow at 6 p.m. for the game.  I would not think that Auburn wants to face her a 3rd time.

 

The bracket does not flip.  There is a winner’s bracket and a loser’s bracket since it is double elimination and is played the same for the Women as for the Men in the College World Series.

 

There are 8 teams.  4 are SEC.  The SEC plays in ALL 4 of the Opening Round Games.  The SEC Won 2 of those game already and the other 2 games are now Friday night June 3 2016 because it rained-out those last 2 games Thursday.

 

Georgia has done VERY WELL in the Women’s College World Series and boast a 7-4 Record for the 2nd best WCWS Record All-time of the 8 participants behind only Oklahoma.  Of course their games are HOME GAMES.

 

Georgia has Won All 3 Opening Round Games in Women’s College World Series history.

 

We are NOT a fluke or playing on house money.

 

We have the # 5 best team batting average in the nation and feature Chelsea Wilkinson All-America coming into this season already who is 28-7 this season with spinners she throws very adroitly.

 

We are a good fielding team.  We pitch extremely well.  We have great speed both in the field and on the base paths.  We are extraordinarily well-coached.  We hit the ball as well as any team on the planet and we have speed and power offensively.

 

We have four (4) players who are All-America players.  We have several others who will be.

 

Tina Iosefa All-America 2016 leads the nation in Home Runs and in RBI with 23 Home Runs and 87 RBI.

 

Emanuel, Cortni      All-America coming into this season has a .414 batting average which is the # 38 best average in the nation.  Cortni stole her 33rd stolen base of this season last night to single-handedly beat the only ACC team in the Women’s College World Series.  She is so fast that when she hit the ball to the shortstop she rushed the throw to 1st base while Cortni flew-in under the feet of FSU 1st baseman trying to get back down to the bag on the high hurried throw.  She then stole 2nd base in a 4-4 game in the last inning putting her in scoring position.  Then the catcher on that throw threw the ball into center field hurried on her throw.  After dusting herself off she noticed the centerfielder slightly bobbled the ball hurried by her speed as well and took off to 3rd with no outs.  She then STOLE HOME on a routine grounder to 3rd base by our Freshman Sensation DiCarlo, Alyssa      who is not yet an All-America but certainly will be in her career batting .372 with 11 Home Runs and 63 RBI batting 3rd in our line-up for nationally seeded Georgia.   FSU’s 3rd baseman  looked Cortni back to the 3rd threw to 1st when  Cortni up and  flew home sliding underneath the tag by their catcher to WIN the Women’s College World Series game 1 opening round for the 3rd time in a row for Georgia tonight.  FSU’s catcher looked at Cortni like Cortni was crazy. No All-America.  And against SEC Competition not some crappy-assed conference with only 1 team in The Women’s College World Series with stats run-up against lousy teams in a “1-team” conference who DOES NOT HAVE A WINNING RECORD AGAINST US.  I looked all over ALL their URL Links at FSU and NOWHERE do they own-up their record against us.  Why is that ?  FSU brags that they have a winning record against ALL ACC teams.  Yeah because they all SUCK.  FSU looked like a T-ball team today in the Women’s College World Series.  We did NOT.

 

Cortni’s sister Emanuel, Sydni       is not All-America yet either but is # 12 in the nation hitting batting .448 and certainly will be All-America in her career here at perennially every year # 10 Georgia Bulldogs Lady Diamond Dawgs.

 

Alex Hugo is a 2-time All-America coming into this 2016 season and our team Captain on the field as our Field General.  She plays 2nd base like nobody’s brother ranging from short left center field to the foul line behind 1st.  She rivals Jacob Eason throwing the football and is a career national leader # 4 in hitting Home Runs with 71.  Only 3 in the nation are better.  Only 1 of their teams is still playing Sierra Romero , Michigan with 82 Home Runs.  Alex Hugo is # 3 in the nation in RBI in her career behind only Sierra Romero , Michigan and

Bianka Bell , LSU

who has 233 career RBI to Alex Hugo with 231 RBI active career leaders RBI and Home Runs.  Alex Hugo is also # 5 active career walks as they pitch around her with 153 walks including one tonight which she came around to score on.   Alex Hugo’s 517 total bases are # 2 in the nation to Sierra Romero which Alex Hugo got playing against the # 1 Softball Conference The SEC not some Podunk Conference with ONLY 1 team in the Women’s College World Series.

 

http://stats.ncaa.org/active_career_leaders/show_summary_from_rankings?academic_year=2016&division=1.0&sport_code=WSB

 

 

Samantha LaZear

is All-America coming into this great 2016 season as well batting .388 this season.

Chelsea Wilkinson

is All-America coming into this season too.  She beat the # 1 team in the nation in back-to-back games this season and they also were the 2-time Defending National Champions looking to three-peat. Chelsea Wilkinson not only is the ACTIVE CAREER LEADER # 1 in appearances of all pitchers in the Women’s College World Series but # 1 in the nation as well with 172 appearances Saturday Night when she goes back in the Circle.  Her 96 wins also are the Most by ANY pitcher in the Women’s College World Series and # 3 nationally. Her 888 strike-outs are the Most by ANY pitcher  in the Women’s College World Series and # 5 in the nation.  Her 25 shut-outs are # 1 of any pitcher in the WCWS and tied for # 4 in the nation.

 

http://stats.ncaa.org/active_career_leaders/show_summary_from_rankings?academic_year=2016&division=1.0&sport_code=WSB

 

In addition to all 5 of these All-America Awards on this team for these 4 players and the others already discussed herein we also have 6 seniors on this team.

 

McGuire, Maeve       will be back next season  and is hitting .332 on the season with 8 Home Runs and 35 RBI.  She is a slick fielder and  has a sister Rowan playing softball for Georgia Southern University.

 

There is misinformation about THEM as well out there on our blogs today which need correcting.

 

If you do NOT know about our Softball Program you by God should.

 

Try clicking these URL Links and learn something about us.  Or watch the games.

 

First Chipper Towers AJ-C

Kaylee Puailoa

has started NEARLY EVERY GAME of her career here at Georgia as a senior now batting .328 with 49 RBI on the season.  She has started 43 of the 57 games this year.  Does that sound like a pinch hitter to you Chip Towers you jerk ?  Obviously an integral key component of this team her entire career always a starter since her celebrated signing 4 years ago the Moose they call her is a team leader and team player.  She has played nearly every position for us a lot at 1st Base and the Outfield.  Excuse me those positions are ALSO manned by other players we ALSO have to get on the field.

 

What do you want to do Chipper Towers sit down the Emanuel sisters Samantha LaZear or Tina Iosefa ?  Well dumbass ?

 

If you followed softball Chipper Towers you would NOT have slanted your article as you did replied to by ESPN Announcers tonight on ESPN2 Channel 847 that Puailoa, Kaylee      has started

 

Started 43 of 57 this season

Started 57 of 58 last year

Started 64 of 64 her sophomore campaign hitting .308 with 7 Home Runs 38 RBI

Started 58 of 60 her Freshman Year hitting .380 with 16 Home Runs and 60 RBI.

 

All-told in her checkered career here for Lu Harris-Champer who can not shut-up how great Puailoa, Kaylee    is Kaylee Puailoa has 168 RBI for Georgia.

 

168 RBI in Kaylee Puailoa Georgia Stellar Career.

 

Does that sound like a God Damn Pinch Hitter to you Chipper Towers you piece of shit ?

 

222 Games Kaylee Puailoa pride of California has started here at Georgia for Coach Lu Harris-Champer.

 

222 of 239 games Kaylee Puailoa has started at Georgia.

 

Good God Chipper Towers give up your day job son.  You ain’t no damn good at it boy.

 

Nice piece really Chipper Towers UNTIL you called Kaylee Puailoa only a God Damn Pinch Hitter for us.  Which ESPN announcers had to CORRECT YOU ON during the telecast tonight when NO she did not start and YES was a pinch hitter.

 

I am SO PROUD of Kaylee Puailoa  Moose and her MOM !

 

Her whole family.

 

What you should have said Chipper Towers AJ-C DawgNation.com is that Kaylee Puailoa  Moose is so GREAT that even with all these 4 All-America players manning HER POSITIONS she has STARTED 222 of 239 games at Georgia and crying when she can not start because of the talent on the team she has now accumulated 168 RBI in her STELLAR CAREER AT UGA the last of which KNOCKED the # 1 team 2016 and our # 1 Rival FLORIDA GATORS out of the NCAA Softball Tournament 2016 Women’s College World Series – the 35th – trying to three-peat as National Champions when instead HER TEAM is playing team ball and she is PROUD to do it for the team as the most unselfish person God ever put on this Earth.

 

You get that slant Chipper Towers ?

 

NOT JUST RELEGATED TO BEING A PINCH HITTER.

 

But so talented and so good are we that as the Party to send-off to UGA that California had for Kaylee Puailoa  attests to she is a extremely important MAIN COG of this team for 4 years since accumulated 168 RBI and is PROUD AS HELL of what she has done as is her dear Mom and EVERYONE else who has ever have the great fortune of meeting her is.

 

Poor thing only 168 RBI in her career at UGA for Lu Harris-Champer and only started 222 of 239 games.  Just a pinch hitter and on a team that doesn’t even deserve to be in the Women’s College World Series were it not for a FLUKE to be the 1st NCAA Softball Team EVER to SWEEP The # 1 SEED.

 

 

Let’s see now where was I ?

 

Oh yeah how the Women’s College World Series works the same as the Men’s College World Series and how the bracket does NOT “FLIP” but has a loser’s bracket as ANY double-elimination Tournament thus you WILL play the LOSER from the OTHER SIDE OF THE BRACKET if you lose obviously dumbasses.

 

If I were going to WRITE a piece of about this I would NOT START-OUT by ADMITTING that you don’t KNOW SHIT about it and proceed to SEND me somewhere where that writer thinks the bracket flips to EXPLAIN the Women’s College World Series because you ADMIT you don’t understand it AT ALL.

 

Jesus Christ.

 

Why write ?

 

Give it up.

 

Let those who PLAYED the God Damn Game and COACHED the God Damn Game EXPLAIN the game.  And you then READ THIS and otherwise shut the hell up.

 

Wouldn’t that the right and the prudent choice ?

 

I hate READING DUMB SHITS with a God Damn Freaking Passion.

 

If you don’t know shit from Shinola maybe the reason your “articles” NEVER hit the nail on the head EVER is because that is why your shoes do not shine either.

 

You lack the most basic level of intelligence or common sense making a God Damn Fool out of yourself writing in public about that which you have NO God Damn Clue.

 

Piss me off what folks are saying about my Heroes.  You have NOT watched them.  I have.  You do NOT even understand the game.

 

We are a GREAT softball team not a fluke.  We are ALWAYS # 10 in the nation EVERY YEAR for 15 years in a row now of 293 Division 1 Softball Teams.  We are a senior-laded team with 6 Scholarships Available for next year.

 

Rain has forced the Georgia-Auburn game to *Saturday, June 4th* at 6 pm ET. It will still air on ESPN2.

 

That tweet had the WRONG TIME in it too.  I corrected it for you here.  6 p.m. NOT 7 p.m. and that is our own GeorgiaDogs.com site.  Great Scott !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.georgiadogs.com/sports/w-softbl/stats/2012-2013/teamcume.html

 

SEC has twice as many NCAA Softball Tournament Wins 2016 than ANY other conference 39 now and counting.

 

Or should I say RACKING-UP and rolling as usual with 6 SEC teams in the previous 5 years Women’s College World Series FINAL CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES.  The SEC has 3 Women’s College World Series NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS the last 5 years and certainly we are on target for a 4th in 6 years.  It could come down to JUST SEC TEAMS AGAIN THIS SEASON which then would make it also 8 SEC teams in the latest 6 years in the Women’s  College World Series CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES.

 

When does ESPN tell you that what you did in your God Damn STINKING CONFERENCE means NOTHING compared to what our SEC Athletes did against SEC Competition ?

 

Hey I think I just told you for them.  But what do I know ?

 

Well this blog is MOST FAMOUS for nailing Mark Richt. Didn’t I ?

 

No I actually MOSTLY nailed you for your bullshit about Mark Richt and you desire to NOT hear what later turned-out to be the Gospel according to MY ALMA MATER.

 

Women’s College World Series : SEC in ALL 4 Opening Round Games.  So far 2 SEC teams have knocked-off Pac-12 and ACC representatives.

 

Of the 8 teams SEC has 4.

 

Georgia faces-off against Auburn 4-2 all-time in WCWS games while Lu Harris-Champer is now 7-4 in WCWS action for Georgia with 2 previous 3rd place finishes.  We play Auburn at 6 p.m. Saturday ESPN2 Comcast Channel 847.

 

That game was originally scheduled to be played Friday today but the rain delays CHANGED THAT last night with 2 rain-outs. Thus if you look at the schedule to RECORD the game you will MISS an hour of it Saturday since Comcast still has A GAME SCHEDULE at 7 p.m. which will be US at 6 p.m. having BEAT FSU who has NOT WON A COLLEGE WORLD SERIES GAME AT ALL SINCE 2004.  Their FSU pitcher is from Warner Robins.  She should have come here.    If we win we play Sunday at 6 p.m.  If we lose we play Sunday at 2:30 p.m.  Both those games ESPN2.

 

I guess if everyone is going to give you bullshit about the team it’s no wonder we have so many 6 Scholarships Available for next year.

 

http://www.dawgsports.com/2016/6/2/11848324/georgia-bulldogs-face-auburn-in-womens-college-world-series

 

http://www.dawgsports.com/2016/6/1/11822746/dawg-days-in-okc-a-2016-wcws-primer

 

https://www.dawgnation.com/softball/puailoas-shot-has-bulldogs-still-buzzing-at-college-world-series

 

( https://www.dawgnation.com/softball/puailoas-shot-has-bulldogs-still-buzzing-at-college-world-series )

 

Here is the updated bracket NONE of these folks URL Link to this article can be bothered to provide to you yet either  :

 

 

http://i.turner.ncaa.com/sites/default/files/external/gametool/brackets/softball_d1_2016.pdf

 

If our gals do not look to you like they belong or are playing on house God Damn Money maybe you might want to tune-in and watch us some time.  We kick ass and take names like at least 1 other I can certainly speak for as well.

 

Of course I look things up before I write.  Page 53 Georgia 8-6 all-time winning record over Florida State University FSU in softball.

 

http://www.georgiadogs.com/sports/w-softbl/spec-rel/2016-softball-media-guide.html

 

I knew it off the top of my head many years ago we had a WINNING RECORD against FSU in Softball because I noticed how FSU brags about their winning record against ACC conference foes none of whom are shit.

 

Hard-hitting Truth and always I always have been.  Haven’t I ?  Isn’t THAT why tens of thousands read my blog in a day ?

 

If you expected me to NOT reply you are a NOVICE.

 

No sir you shall NOT bully ME on The Internet or ANYWHERE ELSE.  No one ever has.  Nor ever will.  I promise.

 

I guarantee.

 

Sally League Teams play better than FSU yesterday and no you don’t know what that is either nor ever played in that as well.    Sometimes folks disagree with me.  They FIND OUT they were WRONG.  Didn’t you ?  I do NOT prevent comments either agreeing or disagreeing with me.  Yes I am a character and I also colorfully tell it like it is in excruciating detail with footnotes to prove its Preciseness.

 

6-3-2016

 

Women’s College World Series Home Plate Umpire Leah Bowen is just AWFUL. 67% of the pitches according to ESPN ball tracker called INCORRECTLY today. Why in the hell is she calling the Women’s College World Series ? She sucks. Cortni Emanuel All-America coming into this 2016 puts team on her back and WILLS us to WCWS 3rd Opening Game WIN in 3 appearances. We face-off against Auburn who beat us EVERY GAME THIS SEASON at 7 p.m. Friday 6-3-2016 Comcast 847 ESPN2. SEC in ALL 4 GAMES of 1st Day action WCWS. Georgia and Oklahoma are the top 2 teams in the WCWS both with Winning Records in the WCWS and Auburn is now 4-2 after their win today. ACC Florida State FSU commits Women’s College World Series RECORD 7 errors and a passed ball fumbling and bumbling while Chelsea Wilkinson improved to 28-7 on the season and was All-America coming into this 2016 season as well. 2-time All-America coming into this 2016 season Alex Hugo is trying to swing the bat too hard and has dropped-off in her slump at the plate but not the field to .299 batting average for the 1st time in her career. All-America 2016 Tina Iosefa had 2 hits in the Win over FSU WCWS and now has national record 2016 with both home runs 23 and RBI 88. Georgia Coach Lu Harris-Champer to be named Hall of Fame after this WCWS improved to 7-4 for Georgia in the Women’s College World Series having come in 3rd her 2 previous trips with Georgia. She had already been to the WCWS twice before Vince Dooley hired Lu Harris-Champer. Georgia is now 18-3 on the season on neutral fields and 40-6 when we score the 1st run which we did NOT do today. Auburn’s 3 wins over Georgia this season were all 3 played at Auburn. Samantha LaZear had 2 hits today too. Freshman sensation Alyssa DiCarlo had 2 RBI today. Sydni Emanuel Cortni Emanuel Alex Hugo Tina Iosefa and Samantha LaZear all 5 scored RUNS today. Auburn is playing on less than a day’s rest and Georgia who STOLE Florida’s spot has more than a day’s rest for Friday’s game 7 p.m. ESPN2. The SEC CONTINUES its DOMINANCE of SOFTBALL while the Pac-12 ACC Big Ten and Big XII have been PARTICULARLY STINKY.

Women’s College World Series Home Plate Umpire Leah Bowen is just AWFUL.  67% of the pitches according to ESPN ball tracker called INCORRECTLY today.  Why in the hell is she calling the Women’s College World Series ?  She sucks.  Leah Bowen DOES NOT need to be invited back to umpire ANY more games this WCWS.  Leah Bowen is clueless.  She sets up incorrectly and can not call balls and strikes to save her soul.

 

Cortni Emanuel All-America coming into this 2016 puts team on her back and WILLS us to WCWS 3rd Opening Game WIN in 3 appearances.

 

We face-off against Auburn who beat us EVERY GAME THIS SEASON at 7 p.m. Friday 6-3-2016 Comcast 847 ESPN2.

 

SEC in ALL 4 GAMES of 1st Day action WCWS.

 

Georgia and Oklahoma are the top 2 teams in the WCWS both with Winning Records in the WCWS and Auburn is now 4-2 after their win today.

 

ACC Florida State FSU commits Women’s College World Series RECORD 7 errors and a passed ball fumbling and bumbling while Chelsea Wilkinson improved to 28-7 on the season and was All-America coming into this 2016 season as well.

 

2-time All-America coming into this 2016 season Alex Hugo is trying to swing the bat too hard and has dropped-off in her slump at the plate but not the field to .299 batting average for the 1st time in her career.   Try to contact the ball Alex Hugo.  Swinging the bat TOO HARD is not the way to hit the ball is it ?  We are NOT going to win the WCWS if you do not have a hit Alex Hugo.

 

All-America 2016 Tina Iosefa had 2 hits in the Win over FSU WCWS and now has national record 2016 with both home runs 23 and RBI 87.

 

Georgia Coach Lu Harris-Champer to be named Hall of Fame after this WCWS improved to 7-4 for Georgia in the Women’s College World Series having come in 3rd her 2 previous trips with Georgia.  She had already been to the WCWS twice before Vince Dooley hired Lu Harris-Champer.

 

Georgia is now 18-3 on the season on neutral fields and 40-6 when we score the 1st run which we did NOT do today.  Auburn’s 3 wins over Georgia this season were all 3 played at Auburn.

 

Samantha LaZear had 2 hits today too.  Freshman sensation Alyssa  DiCarlo had 2 RBI today.

 

Sydni  Emanuel Cortni Emanuel Alex Hugo Tina Iosefa and Samantha LaZear all 5 scored RUNS today.

 

Auburn is playing on less than a day’s rest and Georgia who STOLE Florida’s spot has a day and a half rest for Friday’s game 7 p.m. ESPN2.

 

The SEC CONTINUES its DOMINANCE of SOFTBALL while the Pac-12 ACC Big Ten and Big XII have been PARTICULARLY STINKY.

 

6 seniors 2016 for Lu Harris-Champer :

 

20 wilkinson chelsea Chelsea Wilkinson
11 puailoa kaylee Kaylee Puailoa

 

32 iosefa tina Tina Iosefa

 

3 lazear samantha Samantha LaZear
35 browne katie Katie Browne
16 hugo alex Alex Hugo

 

All 6 are seniors.  Want to play softball for Georgia ?

 

We are GREAT !  And we have been and continue to be.

 

6-2-2016

Women’s College World Series berth 2015 between Georgia and Michigan Thursday 9 pm May 21 on ESPN2

A young Michigan squad, led by two Georgia gals, hosts a senior and junior laden Georgia Bulldogs brutal attack this weekend for a slot in the 2015 Women’s College World Series.  The SEC has dominated the NCAA Softball Tournament again this season with half of the remaining teams.  The format is the same as it is for the men.

Michigan a perennial softball power, like Georgia, is one of only 4 Big Ten softball teams in the NCAA Tournament.  Northwestern was knocked-off by Kentucky, and also lost to Notre Dame – whom Kentucky also knocked-off.  This leaves only Michigan from the Big Ten Conference, as Minnesota and Nebraska both lost, too.

The SEC by comparison had 11 teams, and 8 advanced to Super Regionals, including Georgia.  There are 293 softball teams and the field for this year’s NCAA Tournament was 64 teams.  South Carolina, Mississippi State and Texas A&M are the only SEC teams to lose.

# 1 seed Florida faces Kentucky for that berth.

# 4 Auburn faces # 13 Louisiana – Lafayette.

# 5 LSU faces # 12 Arizona.

# 6 Alabama faces # 11 Oklahoma.

# 8 seed vols faces # 9 FSU.

# 10 Missouri faces # 7 UCLA.

And, # 14 seed Georgia faces # 3 seed Michigan.

The only other of the 8 Super Regionals is # 3 Oregon facing unseeded NC State, as there were no SEC teams in that Regional.  7 SEC teams can advance to the 2015 Women’s College World Series. 1 SEC team will be eliminated by another SEC team.

Georgia has never won the Women’s College World Series.  The men’s yes.

Michigan has won the Women’s College World Series in 2005, but not with such a young roster.

Blue and Maize Michigan Wolverines are coached by Carol Hutchins in her 31st year at the helm there and is already inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame in 2006, after earlier coaching at Ferris State after her playing days as Michigan State Shortstop.  1426-469-4 overall.

Future NFCA Hall of Famer Lu Harris-Champer, who played her collegiate ball at Western Illinois, is now in her 15th season as our head coach.  An accomplished head coach in both the pros and college level, she has it going on with her 13th consecutive NCAA Tournament berth this season.  Her husband is Jerry Champer, Associate Head Coach UGA Swimming and Diving Team who have won 6 National Championships.

Alex Hugo 2nd sacker from Kansas and Chelsea Wilkinson pitcher from North Carolina are All-America players already, and this Georgia squad is quite deep.

Michigan has its own top pitcher from McDonough Georgia right hander Megan Betsa.  Sierra Lawrence of Snellville plays Outfield for Michigan.  Although we recruit very well from Michigan there are no Michigan gals on our team.  Michigan is paced by All Americas at Shortstop Sierra Romero and as left handed pitcher Haylie Wagner.

Michigan is # 3 and Georgia is # 14 in the latest USA Today National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association Division 1 Poll.

https://nfca.org/index.php/component/nfca/?top25=1&list=1&year=2015&pdiv=div1

We have been to 2 previous Women’s College World Series in 2009 and the following year in 2010.  This team is better.  We were The SEC Tournament Champions last season.  Lu also has 2 SEC Championships.

NCAA Women’s Softball RPI shows Michigan # 5 RPI and Georgia # 17 RPI.

http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/softball/d1

Michigan has the 2nd best ERA nationally at 1.47

http://www.ncaa.com/stats/softball/d1

Michigan is also # 3 nationally in home runs per game at 1.88 and # 3 at Scoring at 8.27 runs per game, and # 3 at Slugging Percentage at .633

http://stats.ncaa.org/rankings?sport_code=WSB&division=1

Michigan has beat Alabama twice this season, and has lost twice to Florida.  We are 1-3 vs Alabama and 0-2 against Florida as well.

We are # 13 in Scoring and steal a ton of bases.   And, while Michigan is # 16 in batting average, Georgia is # 15.

We are # 15 ERA and Michigan today # 2.

Michigan is a very accomplished fielding team.

Alex Hugo and Sierra Romero both have 21 home runs.

Sydni Emanuel        bats .429

Cortni Emanuel       .411

Alex Hugo            .403

Paige Wilson         .368

Niaja Griffin        .352

Anna Swafford        .342

Tina Iosefa          .338

Samantha LaZear      .330

By comparison, Michigan has 7 batters hitting over .321.

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/mich/sports/w-softbl/auto_pdf/2014-15/stats/season_stats.pdf

Georgia has 4 seniors and 7 juniors.

The 2 teams play again Friday at 6 pm and if necessary right afterwards at 9pm all on ESPN2, also available online or for your mobile app.

It has been a fun season, of that there is no question.  How many SEC teams advance to the Women’s College World Series, and will Georgia for the 3rd time ?  This is our best team.

5-18-2015