Western Carolina at Georgia
When: 5 p.m.
Where: Foley Field.
Radio: WRFC 960-AM.
Video: Premium portion of georgiadogs.com
Records: Georgia is 5-6, Western Carolina is 6-6.
Rankings: Georgia is unranked; Western Carolina is unranked
Probable Starting Pitchers:
Georgia: RHP David Gonzalez (0-0, 7.20). Western Carolina: TBA.
Players to Watch: UAB: Pitcher-first baseman Jacob Hoyle went 5-for-8 with two home runs, nine RBIs and two doubles at the plate in a doubleheader against Hofstra on Sunday. … Cody Jones leads the team in bating at .341. … Infielder Tyler White has three home runs and 12 RBIs. Georgia: Kyle Farmer batted .692 with four doubles and six RBIs last week in a three-game sweep of Alabama-Birmingham last weekend. On Friday he also became the second Bulldog to have a five-hit game this season. … Nelson Ward batted .611 with four RBIs against UAB. … Freshman catcher Zack Bowers had two home runs last week and is batting .333. He leads the team with three home runs in just 23 at-bats.
Series: Georgia leads 36-18.
Last meeting: Western Carolina beat Georgia 5-3 last year at Foley Field.
Season at a glance: Georgia stopped a 2-6 slump with a three-game sweep of UAB over the weekend. … Western Carolina too two of three against Hofstra over the weekend.
Noteworthy: Georgia scored 33 runs in a three-game sweep of UAB last weekend. Georgia had scored 34 runs in the eight previous games. … Curt Powell has a seven-game hitting streak. … Kyle Farmer leads the SEC with seven doubles and is tied for fifth on the Georgia career list with 58. … Georgia reliever Blake Dieterich leads the team with a 0.68 ERA in 13 1/3 innings over five games. … In his first career start on Sunday, Georgia’s D.J. Smith went 2-for-5 with two runs scored. … Western Carolina took two of three games against Washington State and beat Wake Forest in the first week of the season. But the Catamounts dropped three straight in the Greenville Drive Tournament at Flour Field, 4-1 against Michigan State, 3-2 in 10 innings against Miami, Ohio, and 7-6 in 10 innings against Cincinnati.
— Roger Clarkson