Bulldogs Honor 2004 College World Series Team Saturday
The 2004 Bulldogs swept Ga. Tech in Atlanta to advance to the College World Series.

April 30, 2014

ATHENS-----Bulldogs from seven different decades are returning to Foley Field this Saturday as part of the annual Lettermen's Weekend.

On Saturday before the 1 p.m. game against ninth-ranked South Carolina, the Bulldogs will pay tribute to the 10-year anniversary of Georgia's 2004 squad that finished third at the College World Series and captured the Southeastern Conference title.

Members of the 2004 team expected to attend include catcher Joe Billick, catcher Jake Crane, pitcher Johnny Dobbs, manager Justin Johnson, pitcher Bo Lanier, pitcher Paul Lubrano, pitcher/infielder Adam McDaniel, first baseman Josh Morris, pitcher Sean Ruthven, outfielder Joey Side, manager Mark Wilson and outfielder Jonathan Wyatt.

The 2004 Bulldogs rank as one of the most successful teams in school history. They ended the year ranked fourth nationally after going 45-23 including 19-11 in the SEC. During the season, they compiled a school record 12-game SEC winning streak. They won a thrilling NCAA Regional at Foley Field, claiming the crown over Clemson in extra innings. Then, the Bulldogs swept a Super Regional in Atlanta over rival Georgia Tech. In Omaha, they registered a pair of wins over Arizona and ultimately fell to top seed Texas 7-6 to finish third.

Also on Saturday, six former Bulldogs will receive special awards before the game. National Football League Hall of Famer Charley Trippi, who earned All-America honors as a shortstop at Georgia in 1946 and later coached the Bulldogs, will help present the awards.



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