Closer look: UGA baseball travels to College of Charleston

GEORGIA AT
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN

When: 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Where: College of Charleston Baseball Stadium, Charleston, S.C.

Radio: WRFC 960-AM.

TV: None.

Records: Georgia is 17-28, College of Charleston is 26-20.

Rankings: Georgia is unranked; College of Charleston is unranked.

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS

Georgia RHP Bryan Benzor (3-2, 4.50) vs. College of Charleston RHP Nathan Helvey (4-2, 2.68).

PLAYERS TO WATCH

College of Charleston: Brandon Murray is bating .432 in Southern Conference games. … Gunnar Heidt is batting a team-high .351 and his six triples leads the Southern Conference. … Cody Martin is batting .339 with a .589 slugging percentage in his last 13 games since returning from injury

Georgia: Third baseman Curt Powell is batting .387 and is second in the SEC with 72 hits. … Daniel Nichols hit a two-run home run in Georgia’s 8-7 win against Tennessee on Friday. … Kyle Farmer is fielding .974 is on pace to break his own school record of .970 set last season and leads the NCAA with 12 sacrifice flies.

Series: Georgia leads 2-0.

Last meeting: Georgia took two straight in 2003.

Season at a glance: Georgia broke a two-game losing streak by winning at Tennessee 8-7 on Friday. The second two games of the Tennessee series were rained out. The College of Charleston has won four of its last five and took two of three in a Southern Conference series against Radford last weekend.

Notes: Jared Walsh will be unavailable for Wednesday’s game because of the death of his father last weekend. Walsh is expected back in time for the South Carolina series on Friday. … Georgia has only played one game since April 27. The Bulldogs’ series-ender against Arkansas was rained out on April 28. Georgia did not play a midweek game last week because of final exams. Two of the three games of the Tennessee series were rained out last weekend. … Georgia won 8-7 on Friday against Tennessee with the last out coming when Tennessee tried to steal home. … Bryan Benzor started the Friday game against Tennessee and allowed four hits and two runs in three innings. … Georgia has four road games this week, today at Charleston Southern and a three-game SEC swing at South Carolina beginning on Friday. … Charleston Southern played Campbell on Tuesday. … Charleston Southern batters struck out 38 times in the three games against Radford last weekend. … Helvey is making his first start since returning from an elbow injury. … Georgia is 2-5 against Southern Conference teams this season. Georgia lost two of three against Georgia Southern, split two against Appalachian State, lost to Furman and lost to Western Carolina.

— Roger Clarkson

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