UPCOMING UGA BASEBALL GAMES
Liberty at Georgia, Furman at Georgia
WHEN: 3 p.m. today against Liberty ; 6 p.m. Tuesday against Furman.
WHERE: Both games are at Foley Field.
RADIO: 960-AM The Ref.
RECORDS: Georgia is 22-14, Liberty is 30-9, Furman is 17-20.
PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS: Monday — Georgia RHP Taylor Hicks (2-2, 5.62) vs. Liberty TBA. Tuesday — Georgia RHP David Sosebee (2-0, 5.79) vs. Furman TBA.
PLAYERS TO WATCH: LIBERTY — Bryan Aanderud leads the team with a .388 average and 36 RBIs. … Andy Smith has a .339 average, six home runs and 25 RBIs. … Alex Close has a .297 average with six home runs and 23 RBIs. FURMAN — Will Miller is batting .311 with eight home runs and 31 RBIs. … Paul Nitto is batting .283 with two home runs and 36 RBIs. … Will Owens is batting .356 with one home run and 23 RBIs. GEORGIA — Conor Welton is batting .306 with 19 RBIs. … Peter Verdin is batting .292 with 15 RBIs. … Curt Powell continues to lead the team with a .333 average and has 14 RBIs.
SERIES: Georgia leads 5-1 against Liberty and 17-3 against Furman.
LAST MEETING: Georgia swept three from Liberty in 2004; Georgia split two with Furman last season, winning 6-4 at Foley Field and losing 3-0 at Flour Field in Greenville , S.C.
SEASON AT A GLANCE: Georgia has won three of its last four and took two in an SEC series against Ole Miss last weekend. Liberty has won five of its last seven and took two games from Winthrop in a Big South series last weekend. Furman has lost five straight and was swept by Western Carolina over the weekend.
NOTEWORTHY: Admission is free for today’s game against Liberty. The game was added last week to make up for a rainout at Western Carolina. … Verdin was 7-for-11 against Clemson and Ole Miss last weekend. … Jonathan Hester had three walks in Saturday’s 8-3 loss to Ole Miss. … These two games will be Georgia ’s six in seven days. Georgia comes off a rest day on Sunday. … Levi Hyams’ average has dropped to .228. … Welton and Hunter Cole swapped outfield positions last week with Welton moving to left and Cole to center. … Liberty beat then-No. 14 Virginia 8-0 on Feb 28 at Virginia . … Furman lost 12-5 to Clemson last Tuesday, one day before Georgia beat the Tigers 8-7.
— Roger Clarkson