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D1Softball Staff Picks – Opening Week


The 2023 season is here! The D1Softball Staff has put in the prep and now it’s time to put in their picks.

This year’s Staff Pick series is presented by Netting Professionals.

Staff Pick Spotlight: No. 10 Georgia at No. 15 UCF

For the second year in a row, No. 10 Georgia will make the trip down to the No. 15 UCF for opening weekend. In the 2022 match-up the preseason No. 19 Georgia fell 6-7 in eight innings to the Knights.

From the Weekend Preview:

Georgia vs. UCF (Thursday, 6 p.m. ET) – The revamped UCF pitching staff, which lost Gianna Mancha and Kama Woodall to graduation, will get a big test right off the bat against a potent Georgia offense that hit 107 home runs last season. Transfer Shelby Walters should be making her debut in the circle for Georgia during the season-opening event to provide some much-needed support for Madison Kerpics…

Read the full preview here.

UCF Softball Complex • Orlando, FL.

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Netting Pros outfitted the Knights with the best of the best throughout the entire UCF Softball Complex, including top of the line netting in front of the dugouts.

Here’s what you need you know heading into Opening Weekend:
Conference Previews
• Big 12
• Big Ten
• Pac-12
• Conference USA
Sun Belt

Preseason Player Power Rankings
• Pitcher
• Catcher
• First Base
• Second Base
• Shortstop
• Third Base