Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park

Brenau to host UGA in softball exhibition

Sep 17, 2018
Kristen Bowman
Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park
Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park

For the first time in program history, the Brenau University Golden Tigers softball team will host the University of Georgia in an exhibition doubleheader on Saturday, Sept. 22. The games will be played at 1 and 3 p.m. at Brenau’s Ernest Ledford Grindle Athletics Park, 1854 Jesse Jewell Parkway SE in Gainesville, Georgia.

Brenau Athletic Director Mike Lochstampfor said that while this is a first for the Golden Tigers, the two programs do have a history.

“We have done this before in other sports but never in softball,” he said. “Both UGA and our softball coaches recruit the state very heavily, so we have players that have played with UGA players on travel teams in the past, so we have connections already established.”

Lochstampfor said, as both teams are in their offseasons, the exhibition will not count on a win-loss record. “But it is obviously a game both teams want to play well in,” he said.

Admission is free, and Brenau plans to have several vendors on site for the game. Overflow parking will be available at New Holland Church. Check brenautigers.com for more information.