Paige Wilson Garners SEC Player of the Week

It brings me great satisfaction to announce that Paige Wilson has been awarded the coveted SEC Player of the Week award for her outstanding performance against 7th-ranked LSU this past weekend. Paige absolutely dominated LSU pitching in both games played, hitting a home run off of each LSU pitcher (Fico, Czechner, and Patterson) before it was all said and done. After having a tough weekend against 2nd-ranked Florida, it was very neat to see Paige make the necessary adjustments coming into the LSU series. None of her three home runs against LSU were baby bombs either; in fact, I do not think she hit one less than 240 feet out of all three long balls she hit!

Georgia is getting hot at the right time and Paige has been an integral part of the team’s success. Not only has her bat been hot, but she has been making some absolute web-gem plays as of late against both Florida and LSU. Congratulations, Paige! You earned it! GO DAWGS!

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(Story Courtesy GeorgiaDogs.com)

“Sophomore Paige Wilson  has been named the Southeastern Conference Softball Player of the Week for April 29-May 5, it was announced today. It is the first weekly honor for Wilson this season and the first time that a Georgia player has garnered Player of the Week Honors since Megan Wiggins and Brianna Hesson each did so in 2011. The Bulldogs have had three players earned five SEC Freshman of the Week honors this season. It is the fifth weekly honor for Wilson in her career, as she was named the SEC Freshman of the Week four times in 2012.

Wilson played a leading role in Georgia’s two-game sweep of No. 8/7 LSU last weekend. The Chicago, Ill., native batted .750 over the two games, going 6-for-8 at the plate. Highlighting her at bats was a trio of home runs that helped the Bulldogs to its fifth and sixth wins over a ranked opponent in the last eight SEC games.

Her three home runs and a double resulted in six RBI for Wilson. In Georgia’s 10-7 win over the Tigers, she hit two home runs, marking the first time in her career that she has hit two homers in a single game.

Wilson drove in four runs in Georgia’s come-from-behind win over LSU on Sunday, including three on a three-run bomb. For the weekend, Wilson slugged 2.000 and had an OPS of 2.750.

Wilson and the Bulldogs will travel as the No. 5 seed to the SEC Softball Tournament this week. Georgia will take on LSU at 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, May 9 in Lexington, Kentucky.”

Paige Wilson slides into second base on Sunday against LSU at Jack Turner Stadium.

Paige Wilson slides into second base on Sunday against LSU at Jack Turner Stadium. (Courtesy GeorgiaDogs.com, shot by Evan Stichler)

Glasco Earns Third SEC Freshman of the Week Award

(Story Courtesy GeorgiaDogs.com)

 “Georgia freshman Geri Ann Glasco has been tabbed the Southeastern Conference Softball Freshman of the Week for April 8-14. It is third time this season that Glasco has picked up the honor and the fourth time that a Georgia player has be recognized for an SEC weekly award this season.

The Watkinsville, Ga., native finished with a .412 batting average over five games to help the Bulldogs to a 4-1 record. She also slugged at a 1.176 clip and registered an OPS of 1.620. Glasco accounted for 16 of Georgia’s 32 runs last week, scoring five and driving in 11.

Glasco went 7-for-17 at the plate with a double and four home runs, all of which were two-run blasts. Each of her home runs were either go-ahead homers or eventual game winners. 

In Georgia’s 7-6 win over South Carolina last Saturday, Glasco hit three, two-run home runs, becoming the first player in program history to hit three homers in a game. Two of her blasts came in consecutive at bats, with the second one tying the game at 4-4. In her final at bat of the game, she hit what proved to be the game winning home run that helped the Bulldogs take the second game of the weekend 7-6. Glasco hit her fourth two-run home run in two games in the rubber game of the series against South Carolina. Georgia went on to win the contest 2-0.

In Georgia’s nonconference doubleheader against Western Carolina, Glasco finished with three RBI with a double and two singles. She also went 1-1 in the circle with two complete-game performances, including a one-hitter against Western Carolina. 

The four home runs last weekend brought her season total to a team and SEC-leading 17. Glasco is also one of only two freshmen in the nation to hit 17 home runs this season. Glasco now leads the SEC in home runs (17), RBI (53), total bases (112) and is second in slugging percentage (.855). 

Glasco and the Bulldogs return to action when they welcome No. 24 USC Upstate to Jack Turner Stadium on Wednesday, April 17 at 6 p.m.”