Dawgs begin 2022 season at Georgia Classic Showcase
ATHENS, GA. - The Bryant University softball team will make their season debut against No. 19 Georgia and the Tar Heels of North Carolina in the annual Georgia Classic Showcase.
Opponents: Game 1 - North Carolina | Game 2 – Georgia - Watch: SEC Netowrk+
Location: Turner Softball Stadium (Athens, GA.)
Time: Game 1 - 1:00 p.m. | Game 2 – 6:00 p.m.
Opponents: Game 1 – North Carolina | Game 2 - Georgia - Watch: SEC Netowrk+
Location: NTurner Softball Stadium (Athens, GA.)
Time: Game 1 – 10:30 a.m. | Game 2 - 1:00 p.m.
Live Stats: Sidearm Stats
- The Bulldogs are 0-1 all-time against UGA, falling 8-0 in 2019. This will be the first time the Black and Gold and UNC will face off.
Bulldogs Notes and Notables
- 19 players are returning for the 2022 season, while six freshmen and one transfer will make their Bryant debut this season.
- Erica Barley returns after having a breakout offensive season, leading Bryant in RBIs with 15. She also recorded a career-high 17 hits and ten runs.
- Captain Aleix Hudson was top-five on the team in batting average (.316), slugging percentage (.500), on-base percentage (.403), hits (21), RBIs (9), and doubles with six last season.
- This year, Captain Jocelyn Boddington looks to lead the pitching rotation after picking up two wins and striking out 35 batters.
Scouting the Field
- Last season's College World Series runner-up Georgia heads into the tournament with a 10-2 record.
- UGA is fifth in the country in doubles with 24 and leads the Southeastern Conference.
- The Tar Heels begin this weekend's showcase with a 7-4 record. Skyler Brooks leads the team with 12 hits, and Kianna Jones has tallied 11 RBIs this year.