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AUBURN, ALA. — Jared Walsh struck out a career-high nine and Brett DeLoach smashed a three-run home run to lead Georgia to a 7-1 win over Auburn Saturday to split a doubleheader. - Full Story
Auburn rallied past Georgia 4-3 Friday to claim Game One of the Southeastern Conference series. - Full Story
Saddled with one of the lowest-producing offenses in the Southeastern Conference, Georgia has altered its approach at the plate the past couple of weeks. - Full Story
A promising start for Georgia turned sour as No. 20 Georgia Tech rallied to beat the Bulldogs 7-5 to open the Peach State series. Georgia led twice in the early innings but Georgia Tech picked up three runs in the fifth to permanently take the lead on Tuesday at Foley Field. “We came out hot [...] - Full Story
Georgia has stumbled out of the gate to start conference play. - Full Story
Georgia has absorbed some heavy punches so far this season. - Full Story
Georgia’s bats finally came to life. But redshirt freshman pitcher Mike Mancuso’s play on a sacrifice bunt attempt might have saved the night for the Bulldogs. Georgia turned back a late rally to beat Missouri 6-5 on Saturday at Foley Field. On his very first batter after coming into the game in the seventh, Mancuso [...] - Full Story
Since Georgia hasn’t had many late-inning leads this season, closer Jared Walsh has been one of the Bulldogs most under-used assets. - Full Story
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LEXINGTON, KY. — Georgia emerged with a 7-6 win over No. 8 Kentucky Saturday to even the Southeastern Conference series. - Full Story
LEXINGTON, KY. — A pitching duel for nine innings Friday at Cliff Hagan Stadium ended with a bases-loaded walk in the 10th to lift eighth-ranked Kentucky past Georgia 3-2. - Full Story
Georgia’s losing streak crossed paths with the Miami Heat’s winning streak, and brought good news to the beleaguered Bulldogs. - Full Story
On the positive side, Georgia stopped its 13 2/3-inning scoreless streak. But on the negative side, the Bulldogs slid a game closer to equalling the school record for consecutive losses.
Clemson rolled over Georgia 9-1 on Tuesday at Foley Field to extend the Bulldogs' winless streak to nine games.
"It's pretty tough but we've all got to stick together," Georgia outfielder Hunter Cole said. "We can't play the blame game or anything like that. We just have to come out and have good starts. We can't keep getting down early, that's the big thing. Then when we do get down, we've got to answer back to ether tie it or get ahead. It's been tough."
Georgia (8-17) will begin a five-game road swing Wednesday when it travels to Clemson (16-8) for a 7 p.m. start at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Probable starters are Georgia right-hander David Gonzalez (0-2, 12.0 ERA) against Clemson right-hander Brody Koerner (0-0, 3.00). Georgia's nine-game losing streak is its longest since 2003.
"We've just got to stay positive," Georgia outfielder D.J. Smith said. "We've got the tools, we've just got to stick together and when it comes together, we've just got to ride it out. But we've got to stay positive right now."
The Bulldogs are within one game of tying the school record of 10 consecutive losses set in 1967 and equaled in 1991 and 1994. After the home-and-home series with Clemson, Georgia heads to No. 8-ranked Kentucky for a weekend Southeastern Conference series.
"We're not thinking about anything like that," Cole said. "We're just trying come out and play the game the right way and hopefully put a W up on the scoreboard."
Clemson jumped on top early as Clemson's Steven Duggar hit a two-run homer two at-bats into the game. Clemson added three more runs in the third inning courtesy of a 3-RBI double by Jon McGibbon to give the Tigers a 5-0 lead.
"It was a killer, it really was," Georgia coach David Perno said. "But the nail in the coffin was the third inning. We catch a break and they run into an out. We have a chance to get out of it and we can't. That was the deadly strike."
The bright spot for Georgia was Cole went 3-for-4 and had an RBI single in the fifth to break a 13 2/3 scoreless inning streak for the Bulldogs. Cole moved to the No. 2 hole against Clemson after batting cleanup most of the season. He carried a .269 average with two home runs and 16 RBIs into Tuesday.
"I felt good," Cole said. "I was working on a couple of things, just working on timing and getting the foot down earlier. I saw it really well and a couple of the other guys did to. (Daniel) Nichols hit the ball hard all four times. DeLo (Brett DeLoach) hit the ball hard two or three times. So did Kyle (Farmer) but a lot of times it went right at people when we were trying to keep an inning going."
Perno experimented with the batting order against Clemson. He moved Cole from No. 4 to No. 2, dropped Curt Powell from No. 2 to No. 3 and Kyle Farmer from No. 3 to cleanup. Although Cole had three hits and an RBI, Powell and Farmer combined to go 0-for-8.
"It worked well for Cole," Perno said. "It just didn't work for Farmer or Powell and that hurt. Kyle had some good at-bats and hit the ball hard but I think he got a little frustrated and started forcing it a little bit his last couple of at-bats and got out of his game. Nichols hit some balls hard but didn't have much to show for it."
Perno said he plans to continue with Nelson Ward at leadoff and Cole at No. 2 but will re-think the rest of the lineup.
Luke Crumley (1-4) allowed five hits and five runs (all earned) with three walks and a strikeout in three innings to take the loss for Georgia. Clemson's Mathew Crownover (3-0) allowed four hits and one run (earned) with four strikeouts and two walks in five innings to get the win.
Clemson's Tyler Slaton was 4-for-5 with two runs scored. Duggar was 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBIs. McGibbon was 2-for-4 with four RBIs and a run scored to lead Clemson's offense.
Notes: D.J. Smith hit his first career double for Georgia. ... Kyle Farmer had his 10-game hitting streak snapped. ... Heath Holder pitched two shutout innings, allowing no hits and no walks with a strikeout. Jarrett Brown also pitched two shutout innings and allowed three hits.
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Georgia’s tough road ahead will have some extra potholes this week. - Full Story
Georgia’s already brittle bats ran into a buzz saw to end its series with Alabama. The Crimson Tide’s Spencer Turnbull and Ray Castillo shut out Georgia 3-0 on Sunday at Foley Field as the Bulldogs suffered their first shutout of the season and their winless streak reached eight games. “Right now, we’re just trying to [...] - Full Story
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COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS — Texas A&M completed a three-game sweep of visiting Georgia on Sunday at Blue Bell Park. - Full Story
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Krey Bratsen’s run-scoring, 10th-inning single provided Texas A&M with a 2-1 walk-off victory over Georgia on Saturday in front of a season-high 6,112 fans at Blue Bell Park. - Full Story
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Texas A&M edged Georgia 4-1 in front of a Blue Bell Park crowd of 5,403 in the Southeastern Conference opener for both clubs Friday. The Aggies (12-7, 1-0 SEC) grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first on a two-out infield single by designated hitter Mitchell Nau. It scored Krey Batesen who [...] - Full Story