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Apr. 17, 2014

Catcher Aaron Rzucidlo is the latest addition to the Georgia baseball recruiting class for the 2015 season. - Full Story

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Apr. 12, 2014

Georgia used an 11-hit attack to post a 7-4 victory over No. 23 Tennessee at Foley Field Saturday. - Full Story

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Apr. 11, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, ALA. | The No. 9 Georgia men’s tennis team captured at least a share of the Southeastern Conference title and gave Manuel Diaz his 600th coaching victory Friday with a 4-0 win over Alabama. - Full Story

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No. 23 Tennessee rode a five-run outburst to a 5-3 victory over Georgia Thursday at Foley Field. The Bulldogs (19-14-1, 5-7-1 Southeastern Conference) were outhit 11-5 on the evening as Tennessee’s Nick Williams (4-3) pitched five innings, giving up three runs (one earned), on four hits, two walks and five strikeouts. Georgia’s Jared Cheek (5-4) […] - Full Story

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Apr. 9, 2014

CLEMSON, S.C. | Patrick Boling pitched a career-high 7 2/3 innings and Hunter Cole drove in four runs to lead Georgia to a 6-2 win over No. 14 Clemson on Tuesday. In the top of the first, Cole (3-for-5, 4 RBI) gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead when he blasted a solo home run off […] - Full Story

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Apr. 6, 2014

COLUMBIA, MO. | Missouri salvaged the final game of a Southeastern Conference series with visiting Georgia Sunday, posting a 4-2 decision at Taylor Stadium. - Full Story

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Apr. 4, 2014

By Maria Torres Grady Sports Bureau Chewing gum was probably the worst thing Robert Tyler ever did in high school. It landed him in the principal’s office for detention once and it caused what he described as a “huge situation.” “I had a game that day, so (my) coach came and got me out of […] - Full Story

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Apr. 3, 2014

Chewing gum was probably the worst thing Robert Tyler ever did in high school. - Full Story

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Apr. 1, 2014

Georgia baseball player Zach Sims has been suspended indefinitely after he was arrested early Sunday morning on three charges, including driving under the influence of alcohol. - Full Story

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Mar. 30, 2014

Texas A&M narrowly escaped being on the wrong end of a series sweep as the Aggies defeated Georgia 9-5 on Sunday.  - Full Story

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Mar. 29, 2014

Georgia (16-11-1, 3-4-1 in SEC) nabbed a 6-1 win over visiting No. 22 Texas A&M (17-11, 3-5) Saturday. - Full Story

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Mar. 28, 2014

The Georgia baseball team posted a 3-2 walkoff win over No. 22 Texas A&M Friday at Foley Field. After the Bulldogs (15-11-1) and Aggies (17-10, 3-4 SEC) traded two-run innings in the first and third, respectively, the pitcher’s duel held until the bottom of the ninth. Freshman Stephen Wrenn led off Georgia’s final inning with […] - Full Story

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Mar. 25, 2014

No. 20 Clemson used four hits in a three-run first inning to take the early lead and defeat the Georgia baseball team 16-4 on Tuesday at Foley Field. Starting pitcher Jared Walsh took his first loss of the season for Georgia (14-11-1) after surrendering six hits and four runs in one inning of work. Clate […] - Full Story

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Mar. 23, 2014

BATON ROUGE, La. | Sixth-ranked LSU and Georgia played to a 2-2 tie in 13 innings Sunday at Alex Box Stadium. No inning could start after 3:45 p.m. due to an SEC travel curfew rule, and the Tigers left the bases loaded in the final frame. The Tigers (20-4-1, 3-2-1 SEC) fell behind 2-0 in […] - Full Story

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Mar. 18, 2014

Presbyterian’s two-hour trip back to Clinton, S.C., might prove to be a bit longer than usual, thanks to the Georgia baseball team. - Full Story

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Mar. 14, 2014

Georgia rode a strong pitching performance from sophomore Ryan Lawlor to its 11th straight win on Friday with a 7-1 decision over No. 24 Mississippi State in the SEC opener at Foley Field. Lawlor (2-1) picked up the win after setting a new career high with 7.2 innings pitched and seven strikeouts. He allowed just […] - Full Story

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Mar. 13, 2014

Four Georgia teams begin the weekend on at least a five-game winning streak and two teams begin Southeastern Conference play as 10 track and field athletes head to the NCAA indoor championships. Here’s a rundown of the Bulldogs’ weekend action: - Full Story

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Mar. 12, 2014

Georgia came back from a three-run deficit to defeat Western Kentucky 8-6 Wednesday at Foley Field and extend its winning streak to 10 games before heading into conference action. - Full Story

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Zack Bowers hit a grand slam and a three-run home run as Georgia routed Western Kentucky 26-7 on Tuesday at Foley Field. The victory extended the Bulldogs’ win streak to nine games, their longest since the 2009 season when the team started 14-0. Bowers (2-5, 7 RBIs, four runs) led the offensive onslaught for Georgia […] - Full Story

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Mar. 10, 2014

ATHENS | University of Georgia pitcher Robert Tyler has been named the SEC Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Monday. - Full Story

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Mar. 9, 2014

ATHENS | Georgia extended its winning streak to eight games after defeating Western Carolina 6-2 Sunday at Foley Field in the final game of the Bulldog Invitational. - Full Story

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Mar. 8, 2014

Nelson Ward drove in the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth to propel Georgia to a 4-3 walkoff win over visiting North Florida on Saturday at Foley Field. - Full Story

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Mar. 7, 2014

The Georgia baseball team won its sixth consecutive game Friday with an 11-10 victory over Buffalo at Foley Field. The Bulldogs came back from a pair of four-run deficits to improve to 8-6 on the season. - Full Story

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Mar. 4, 2014

Scott Stricklin knew the Georgia-Georgia Tech series fromthe vantage point of the Yellow Jackets' dugout for five seasons early in hiscoaching career when he served as an assistant under mentor Danny Hall.

The first-year Georgia coach saw it from a different angleon Tuesday night and his new team delivered a win.
Freshman pitcher Robert Tyler produced a gem with eightshutout innings and catcher Brandon Stephens  knocked in the game's only run with a two-out RBIsingle to center  in the bottom of theninth as Georgia players streamed onto the field to celebrate a 1-0 win at Foley Field.

"I'm thrilled for our kids, I'm thrilled for Georgia toget that win," Stricklin said. "It's a big one for us, it's a big one for ourteam. We're starting to feel better about ourselves right now and I think that'simportant."

Georgia (6-6) won its fourth straight game and after a1-5 start. Georgia Tech is 7-5.
On a cold night with temperatures below 40, the Bulldogsrode the hot pitching of Tyler, a 6-foot-4, 210-pound right-hander from CrispCounty High School who was a 28th round draft pick of the BaltimoreOrioles last year.

In just his second college start, Tyler allowed just twohits over eight innings while striking out five and walking one.

"As a freshman to come out here and pitch on TV againstGeorgia Tech in a game like this and pitch that well is just unbelievable," saidStephens, a junior.  "We love playingTech and that's always a fun game and to get the win at home on a cold nightlike tonight when no one's scoring any runs is just awesome."

Tyler threw 100 pitches. He was throwing 96 miles perhour in the first inning and still hit 92 in the eighth inning.
"It's scary to think he's only a freshman," Sticklinsaid. "He throws a lot of strikes, he throws three pitches for strikes. Hedoesn't back down from a challenge."

Tyler said his breaking ball and changeup weren't sharpearly so he had to get ahead with his fastball.
"My arm didn't feel as good as it usually does, but youradrenaline gets pumping and you just get in the moment and start throwing,"Tyler said. "It's a dream come true. Everybody dreams of playing againstGeorgia Tech if you're a Dawg fan."

Tyler was relieved after eight innings by Jared Cheek(2-2), who struck out the first two batters he faced and then after giving up asingle, induced a ground out.

In the bottom of the ninth, designated hitter Zack Bowers(3-for-3) drew a one-out walk from lefty Tanner Shelton and was pinch run bySean McLaughlin. After Daniel Nichols fouled out, Hall turned to right-handerDusty Isaacs to face Stephens who was 0-for-3 in his first three plateappearances.

On Isaacs' first pitch, McClaughlin stole second and advancedto third on an error on a high throw from catcher Mitch Earnest.

Hall came out to argue catcher's interference.
"He definitely hit something," Hall said. "My catcher'sgenerally not going to throw the ball into center field but the umpire feltlike their guy was in the box.  Until Isee a replay, I'm not really going to know. It's a tough way to lose a game forsure."

Said Stricklin: "It looked like it was a high and insidepitch. The catcher went that direction a little bit. The hitter swung at it. Idon't know. I'll have to see it. You hate for it to end that way."

Stephens hit the second pitch he saw to center and was mobbedby teammates after rounding first.
"The first pitch was a fastball and I know he's got greatcommand of his slider," Stephens said. "That 's what I was looking for right thereand got it and stayed through the middle and put a good swing on it."

Starter Alex Cruz limited Georgia to five hits in fiveinnings and reliever Jonathan Roberts followed with three more innings ofshutout ball on two hits.

"It was going to come down to whoever got a hit," Hallsaid. "We had a guy in scoring position a couple of times and couldn't get himin."

The Bulldogs evened their record at .500 for the firsttime since splitting a double-header to open the season on Feb. 15.

The Bulldogs get back at it today at 6 p.m. when theyhost Charleston Southern (10-3).
"I think we can be a really good team," Stricklin said. "Weneed to remain consistent and humble and do all the things that we need to doto become a good team, but yeah, it feels really good to beat your rival, noquestion."
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Mar. 2, 2014

Redshirt senior pitcher Patrick Boling made it a little easier for the Georgia baseball team to pick up the sweep in third game of the weekend series against Binghamton, winning 9-2 on Sunday. - Full Story

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