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(SB) Official Game Thread - UF @ Georgia 3-Game Series

Discussion in 'GatorGrowl's Diamond Gators' started by ocalaman, Apr 25, 2024.

  1. ocalaman

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    Game 1 - Friday at 6 pm on SEC+
    Game 2 - Saturday at 11 am on ESPN2
    Game 3 - Sunday at Noon on ESPN2

    HUGE series for the Gators, as they try to bounce back from an ugly run-rule loss to FSU Wednesday night. Florida needs to win as many of their last 7 games as they can to bolster their resume for seeding purposes in the NCAA tournament. As of 4/23 Georgia was ranked #10 by D1 Softball, Florida 13th. Georgia is #4 in RPI, #6 in SOS, #23 in OOC SOS. Florida is #17 in RPI, #30 SOS, #111 in OOC SOS. In the Diamond Sports Rankings, Georgia is #8, Florida is #13. As for the Bulldogs, here are some facts:
    Georgia is 36-11, 10-8 in the SEC, 24-5 at home. They have significant wins over Purdue (2), Wisconsin, Oklahoma State, UCLA, Florida State (20-10), Virginia Tech, Clemson, California, Georgia Tech, Alabama (2), Ole Miss (3), Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri (2). Their losses have been to Virginia Tech, California, Stanford, Alabama, Arkansas (2), Tennessee (2), Kentucky (2) and Missouri.
    Their team BA is .301, Slugging % .540, 69 HR, 175 BB, 222 K's, 33-47 stolen bases. Team ERA is 2.34, 1.19 WHIP, 117 BB, 250 K's, 30 HR, .221 BA against. Fielding is .975.
    Georgia primarily relies on 3 pitchers, LHP Junior Lilli Backes, 120.2 IP, 14-5, 2.20 ERA, 6 saves, 31 BB, 108 K's, 13 HR, .218 BA against; RHP Grad Student Shelby Walters, 88.2 IP, 8-4, 2 saves, 2.84 ERA, 32 BB, 70 K's, 9 HR, .258 BA against; RHP Senior Madison Kerpics, 11-2, 66.2 IP, 2.73 ERA, 1 save, 30 BB, 44 K's, 8 HR, .191 BA against.
    Regarding a comparison of SEC stats, UF is 1st in team BA at .346, Georgia is 5th at .301. In Team ERA, Georgia is 7th at 2.34, Florida is 9th at 2.49. In fielding, Florida is 3rd at .976, Georgia is 4th at .975.
    In regards to slugging, on base %, runs scored, hits and RBI, Florida is 1st in all categories. Georgia is 2nd in slugging, 5th in on base %, 4th in runs scored, 2nd in hits and 4th in RBI. Georgia is 1st in HR with 69, Florida is 3rd with 66. UF is 1st in walks drawn with 209, Georgia is 5th with 179. Florida is 5th in fewest strikeouts with 179, Georgia is 13th with 222. Florida is first in stolen bases with 81, Georgia is tied for 11th with 33. From a pitching standpoint, Florida is last in strikeouts with 210, Georgia is 11th with 250. Florida has allowed the 2nd fewest hits with 210, Gweorgia is 10th with 258. Florida is 7th in fewest walks allowed with 114, Georgis is 9th with 117.Florida has hit the 4th most batters with 30, Georgia is 5th with 28. Florida has the 4th fewest home runs allowed with 19, Georgia is 9th with 30.
    Georgia is an experienced, senior-laden team and the Gators will have to be at their best to win this series.
     
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  2. MCB51

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    Thanks for starting these..I appreciate your help .you are the best and super knowledgeable and supportive...Thanks again!
     
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  3. sandman70

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    BIG series no doubt Gators playing for wins vs Dawgs and post season hosting positioning.
     
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    Good info Ocala. Due to Gators cream puff non conference schedule comparing conference games only might be a fairer comparison.
    Gators BA 288 Dogs 263
    Gators ERA 4.12 Dogs 3.12
     
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    @ocalaman - I just pinned your Game Thread & will unpin after we finish the series.

    Let me know if there's any objections. I just didn't see why our softball game threads shouldn't be pinned as we do our baseball game threads, so they are easier to locate.

    Thanks for all you do!

    GO Gators!
     
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  6. ocalaman

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    #12 FLORIDA BATTING
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    27 K. FALBY CF
    33 K. OTIS LF
    17 S. WALLACE SS
    8 J. ERICKSON C
    15 R. WALSH DP
    50 B. GODDARD RF
    0 A. BROWN 1B
    47 A. KOWALEWSKI 3B
    11 M. WILLIAMS 2B
    7 K. ROTHROCK P


    #11 GEORGIA FIELDING
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    1 D. GOODNIGHT CF
    2 J. GOODWIN LF
    8 J. KEARNEY RF
    33 S. MOSLEY 3B
    11 L. DAVIS C
    6 S. KUMA 2B
    9 S. CHAMBLEY DP
    22 E. DIGBY 1B
    24 E. ARMISTEAD SS
    48 S. WALTERS P
     
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    Falby leads off the 1st with a ground out to SS. Otis doubles to right center, Wallce HBP, Erickson doubles down the left field line, 1 run in runners on 2nd & third. Walsh pops out to SS, Goddard walks, Brown singles up the middle, 2 runs in, runners on 1st & 2nd, Kowalweski strikes out. 3-0 Gators. Nice start!!!
     
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  8. ocalaman

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    Leadoff single for Georgia, then a ground out to 2B, runner moves to 2nd. 3rd batter walks, followed by a ground ball to 2nd. Mia tags the runner going from 1st to 2nd, then completes the DP with a throw to 1st. UF ahead 3-0 going to the 2nd.
     
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    Williams strikes out looking, Falby flies out to deep left center, Otis grounds out to SS. Going to the bottomo of the 2nd.
     
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    You have a 3-0 lead, Keagan. Throw strikes!
     
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    Keagan walks the first 2 batters in the bottom of the 2nd, then Falby catches a deep fly ball at the fence. Rothrock gets a strikeout and a pop out to first to end the inning. She' struggling with her control and throwing a lot of pitches, but the Gators lead 3-0 after 2 innings.
     
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    Skylar leads off with a line drive single up the middle, then takes 2nd on a wild pitch. Erickson flies out to the wall in LF, Wallace takes 3rd. Walsh gets an RBI single to RF, Goddard and Brown pop out. 40 UF going to the bottom of the 3rd.
     
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    Bottom of the 3rd, Goelz replaces Brown at 1st, Kislter replaces Goddard in RF.
     
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    Thanks..just learned how to do that :)
     
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    Top of the batting order for Georgia. Ground out to 2nd, foul pop out to 3rd and a pop out to SS. Quikc inning for Keagan. Going to the 4th, Gators ahead 4-0.
     
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    Wallace broke through
    Uga with a new pitcher
     
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  17. ocalaman

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    Top of the 4th - AK singles to RF, Mia gets down a nice sac. bunt. Ariel steals 3rd, Falby walks, then steals 2nd. Otis walks, Wallce singles up the middle, 2 runs score. Ru8nners on 1st & 2nd, Florida up 6-0, Georgia changes pitchers.
     
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    Double steal with Otis & Wallace.
     
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    That was a nice recovery inning for Rothrock after the 2nd. Nice that the offense continues to give her a little breathing room....scored in 3 of 4 innings so far
     
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    Sac fly to LF from Erickson, Otis score run #7.
     
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    Walsh walks, fakes stealing 2nd to draw the throw and Wallace steals home. Goelz flies out to end the inning. Florida up 8-0. Awesome.
     
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