by Tyler Peck, sports information graduate assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Featuring three tournaments and nine home doubleheaders, the Georgia College softball program and head coach Jamie Grodecki have released the 2011 schedule.
Under new leadership from coach Grodecki, the Bobcats will start the season at the Georgia Southwestern Tournament in Americus, Ga. Feb. 4-5.
Two weeks later, Georgia College travels to No. 19 Alabama-Huntsville Feb. 18-20 for another tournament.
The ‘Cats open at home Feb. 26 with Peach Belt Conference (PBC) foe Francis Marion University with the doubleheader starting at noon. Georgia College is home for two more series against Lincoln Memorial University Feb. 27 at noon and then against PBC member Lander University March 1 at 2 p.m.
Starting March 9, the Bobcats are home for three straight series. They will face Lynn University with the first game at 2 p.m. Georgia College squares off against Wingate University March 11 at 3 p.m. and two days later faces Carson-Newman College starting at noon.
The Bobcats are back home against the Jaguars of Augusta State University March 17 with a 4 p.m. start. Less than a week later, Georgia College travels to No. 5 North Georgia in Dahlonega, Ga. with a 4 p.m. start. The Saints were undefeated up until the World Series last year taking the PBC Championship.
The final two home series are against Armstrong Atlantic State University and Columbus State University. The Bobcats and Pirates play March 28 at 4 p.m. and Senior Day is March 30 against the Cougars at 2 p.m.
The final regular season series will be on the road against PBC opponent USC Aiken April 7 at 4 p.m.
The Peach Belt tourney features the top-eight teams in the final standings this season, running April 14-17 at the Freedom Florence Complex in Florence, S.C.
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