As a team the Bulldogs have scored 372 runs and hitting .309.
“Georgia’s an offensive team, always has been,” said Glasco, a sophomore from Watkinsville. “This year our big focus has been get ducks on the pond and then hit ’em in. So we try to be a little selective and get our walks early, but once there’s runners on base, somebody’s got to step up and get the big hit. That’s been our approach and our focus. It just happened to be home runs this past weekend.”
Of course, there is no success to be had in fast-pitch softball without a dominant pitcher, and the Bulldogs have than in sophomore right-hander Chelsea Wilkinson. A two-time national player of the week this season, Wilkinson (33-8, 1.96 ERA) threw a no hitter in the regional-clinching win over N.C. State on Sunday, her second of the season and third of her career.
As a result, Georgia rolls red hot into Friday’s super-regional matchup against the 13th-seeded Baylor Bears (45-14). The Bulldogs will seek their third trip the World Series, the previous two of which ended in the semifinals.
“It’s what we dream about as little girls,” Wilkinson said. “That’s why you come to Georgia, to have an opportunity to do this. Fourteen more strong innings, and we’re there.”