Panthers and Bulldogs to Meet in Athens
Georgia State Sports Communications
GEORGIA STATE (7-40, 4-17 SBC) vs. GEORGIA (33-15, 7-11 SEC)
April 24 | 6 p.m. | Athens, Ga.
The game can be viewed on SEC Network+.
Live stats will be available through GeorgiaStateSports.com.
- Georgia State visits No. 15/21 Georgia for a midweek contest in Athens. The Panthers defeated the Bulldogs in 2013 and 2014, but UGA has won four in a row since.
- Wednesday’s game is a homecoming of sorts for GSU head coach Roger Kincaid. Kincaid was a member of UGA’s 1980 National Championship football team.
- Following Wednesday’s game, GSU closes out its home schedule with a three-game series against ULM. GSU will celebrate its five seniors on Sunday.
- Georgia State was featured on SportsCenter last Wednesday night as Kristin Hawkins’ game-ending diving catch was selected as the No. 2 play on SportsCenter’s Top 10.
- Caitlin Ray’s 13 doubles are tied for second most in the Sun Belt Conference.
- Remington Hasty is GSU’s RBI leader with 20. Hasty and Kristin Hawkins are tied for the home run lead with four each.
- Georgia State opened the 2019 season over 4,400 miles away in Honolulu, Hawaii at the Hawaii Paradise Classic. The Panthers faced stiff competition at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium including top-ranked UCLA.
- Eight true freshmen made their GSU debuts in Hawaii. Three freshmen recorded their first collegiate hits as well.
- Freshman Jess Neadow made a splash in her first career game against Fresno State on Feb. 8. Neadow made a diving catch at shortstop that went viral via NCAA Softball’s social media accounts. The next inning in her first at-bat as a Panther, Neadow sent a towering home run over the wall in left for her first career hit.
- Kristin Hawkins was named to the 2019 Preseason All-Sun Belt team. A redshirt senior, Hawkins has an elite glove at the hot corner and showed increased production at the plate in 2018. Hawkins hit .308 in Sun Belt play.
- After missing most last season to injury, Emily Soles looks to return to form in 2019. At the time of her injury, Soles was GSU’s top arm. She was 5-2 with a 3.12 ERA.
- Skylar Mosel was named Second Team All-Sun Belt in 2018 after a strong freshman season at shortstop. Mosel hit .300 and was third on the team in both home runs (7) and RBI (25).
- The Panthers will be without All-American Ivie Drake for the first time in four years as the reigning Sun Belt Player of the Year finished her collegiate career last May. Drake broke nearly every offensive record in the GSU history books.
- Roger Kincaid is in his ninth season as head coach of the Panthers and 11th season with the program. Kincaid’s career record is 280-223 with a 116-86 mark in both the CAA and Sun Belt Conference.
- 2019 marks the second season in a row where the Panthers’ entire roster calls Georgia home. All 26 players this season are from the Peach State. Gwinnett County leads the way with eight Panthers.