A closer look: UGA baseball at Georgia State

Georgia at Georgia State

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Georgia center fielder Hunter Cole gets a high five from assistant coach Allen Osborne after hitting a home run on Sunday at Foley Field.

When: 4 p.m. today

Where: GSU Baseball Complex.

Radio: WRFC 960-AM.

TV: None

Records: Georgia is 2-5, Georgia State is 4-4.

Rankings: Georgia is unranked; Georgia State is unranked.

Probable Starting Pitchers:

Georgia: David Gonzalez, 0-1, 2.70.

Georgia State: Ben Burns (1-1, 5.62).

Players to watch:

Georgia State: Outfielder Josh Merrigan is batting .500 with 12 RBIs. … Matt Rose is batting .361 with seven RBIs. … Second baseman Caden Bailey is batting .429 and has an 11-game hitting streak stretching to last season.

Georgia: Catcher-designated hitter Brett DeLoach batted 7-for-11 with a double, a home run and three RBIs last weekend against Belmont. … Third baseman Curt Powell had five hits on Sunday against Belmont. … Outfielder Hunter Cole is batting .276 with one home run and three RBIs so far this season.

Series record: Georgia leads 38-6.

Last meeting: Georgia won 4-1 last season in Athens.

Season at a glance: Georgia dropped two of three at home to Belmont last weekend. Georgia State lost two of three at home to Grambling State last weekend.

Noteworthy: Six of Georgia’s seven games so far this season have been decided by one run. Georgia is 2-4 in those games. … All five of Georgia’s home runs have been solo shots. … Four Georgia pitchers combined for a 10-inning one-hitter in a 2-1 win against Belmont on Saturday. It was the first one-hitter by Georgia since John Hill did it against Winthrop in 1994. … Jared Walsh threw a combined 3 2/3 scoreless innings and picked up a win against Belmont. He also combined to bat .375 with three RBIs against Belmont. … Georgia State’s Josh Merrigan was the Colonial Athletic Association’s Rookie of the Week last week. … Georgia State leads the CAA with a .339 batting average.

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by Marc Weiszer

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