Bulldogs Top Tech, Clinch Season Series
April 26, 2016
Be sure to catch these exciting highlights in the big win over No. 25 Georgia Tech Tuesday as the Bulldog bats came to life.
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ATHENS, Ga. -- Behind a six-run outburst in the third inning that essentially put the game out of reach, Georgia (22-20) handled in-state rival Georgia Tech (27-14) by a 13-5 final score on Tuesday night at Foley Field.
The victory clinched the season series for Georgia against the 25th-ranked Yellow Jackets, the first year the Bulldogs have won the series in the Peach State's premier rivalry since 2013. A total of eight Bulldogs recorded at least one RBI in the contest, and nine players scored at least one run for the home side.
The Bulldogs will look to finish the season sweep at Turner Field in Atlanta on May 17.
Georgia wasted no time offensively as Nick King and Skyler Weber started the game off with back-to-back singles. Two batters later, Daniel Nichols came through with a RBI single to right to give the home squad an early 1-0 edge.
The Bulldogs added on in the second, hanging two runs on the board as LJ Talley's first career triple and a sacrifice fly from Nick King each went for RBI and a 3-0 lead.
Georgia then busted the game open in the third, tacking on six runs to claim a 9-0 lead through three innings. Five Bulldogs claimed RBI in the inning, with two via walk and one hit by pitch. King added his second sacrifice fly of the night to give himself multiple RBI, and Weber hit a RBI single to left to cap the offensive outburst.
Georgia Tech got on the board with a run in the fifth inning to trim Georgia's lead to eight runs, and the Yellow Jackets added three more in the seventh to climb to within 9-4 as the game headed into the home stretch.
Mitchell Webb immediately got one run back, launching a solo home run, his third bomb of the season, to push Georgia's lead to 10-4 in the bottom of the seventh.
Tech answered with a solo home run of its own in the eighth, but the Bulldogs responded with three runs of their own in the bottom of the eighth to put a bow on the win.
- Daniel Nichols' RBI single in the first inning gave him 15 career RBI against Georgia Tech.
Ike Cousins Head Baseball Coach Scott Stricklin
On another victory towards the NCAA Tournament...
On telling team number of wins needed...
On continuing momentum in the weekend...
So. OF Keegan McGovern
On the importance of the win...
On the offense's performance tonight...
On knocking off another ranked opponent...
On his home run...
Georgia travels to Nashville for a weekend series against the Vanderbilt Commodores and will next play at home on Friday, May 6 against Ole Miss.
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