Come watch free baseball Monday as Georgia faces Liberty at 3 p.m.
April 15, 2012
Georgia Baseball Weekly Update
22-14 Overall (7-8 SEC)
This Week: 5 games
Monday vs. Liberty, 3 p.m. (Foley Field); Flames are 30-9; Free Admission;
Georgia will start RHP Taylor Hicks, RFr., (2-2, 5.62 ERA); Liberty's starter is TBA
Tuesday vs. Furman, 6 p.m. (Foley Field); Furman is 17-20; Furman's starter is TBA
Georgia will start RHP David Sosebee, Fr., (2-0, 5.79 ERA)
Friday-Sunday @ #4 Florida; 7 p.m. (CSS), 7 p.m. (CSS); 3 p.m. (ESPN2); Gators are 28-8 (9-6 SEC);
SEC Rotation for Georgia and Florida: TBA
Last Week: 3-1
April 11 @ Clemson, W 8-7
April 12 vs. #18 Ole Miss, W 8-4; April 13 vs. #18 Ole Miss, W 6-3; April 14 vs. #18 Ole Miss, L 8-3
*Georgia (22-14, 7-8 SEC) plays host to Liberty (30-9) on Monday at 3 p.m. and Furman (17-20) on Tuesday at 6 p.m., before resuming SEC action on the road with No. 4 Florida (28-8, 9-6 SEC). The Liberty game is a makeup game due to a rainout earlier this season and admission will be free. All three games of the Florida series will be televised; CSS will do the first two at 7 p.m. while ESPN2 has the Sunday contest at 3 p.m. Liberty beat Winthrop two out of three this past weekend while Furman was swept by Western Carolina. The Gators won an SEC series at Tennesse and now play host to Georgia Southern Tuesday before the Bulldogs come to town.
*The Bulldogs went 3-1 last week with a road win over Clemson and then claimed an SEC series over No. 18 Ole Miss at Foley Field. Georgia hit .324 with a 4.00 ERA in the series against the Rebels. Senior Peter Verdin led the team with a .625 average (5-for-8) in the SEC series while junior DH/C Brett DeLoach hit .462 (6-for-13). Senior RHP Michael Palazzone pitched a complete game in game one to lead the Bulldogs to a victory and sophomore LHP Alex Wood went 7.1 innings for a win in game two. Georgia has moved closer Blake Dieterich to the rotation. He lasted 3.1 innings and got the loss in game three.
*Sophomore left-hander Alex Wood (5-1, 2.61 ERA) clinched the series versus #18 OIe Miss with a 6-3 victory. He has 62 strikeouts and only 10 walks in 58.2 innings this season. In SEC action, Wood is 2-0 with a 2.61 ERA in five starts with 29 strikeouts and eight walks in 31 innings.
*The Bulldogs are hitting .282 as a team with a 3.76 ERA and a .975 Fielding Percentage. In SEC action, the Bulldogs are batting .291 with a 4.78 ERA and a .978 Fielding Percentage.
*Freshman centerfielder Hunter Cole has reached base in 19 consecutive games. He is batting a team-best .370-3-6 in SEC games and ranks second on the squad overall at .316-6-17.