UGA roundup: Bulldogs clinch series against Aggies

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.

Freshman Robert Tyler (2-2) pitched eight shutout innings and allowed seven hits with no walks.

“It’s really rare to see a freshman with the command and poise that (Tyler) has,” Georgia coach Scott Stricklin said in a release. “He can throw that changeup at any time. When he’s throwing 96 miles-per-hour and has command of that fastball, he’s really tough to hit. You just don’t see that off a freshman very often. Tyler’s been spectacular every time he’s been out there, and we’re happy to see him get his first SEC win.”

Mike Bell had two RBIs and recorded his first double for Georgia. Conor Welton drove in a career-best three runs. Skyler Weber recorded his first career triple.

Georgia scored three runs off four hits to stretch its lead to 4-0 in the fifth inning, and added two more runs in the sixth.

The final game of the series will start a 1 p.m. today.

Soccer sweeps Mercer, Wake Forest in spring ball

Georgia topped visiting Wake Forest 3-1 and Mercer 3-0 to move to 2-1 on the spring season.

Becca Rasmussen assisted on four of Georgia’s six scores. Andi Fontanetta netted two goals, both coming in the win over Wake Forest. Caroline Waters also tallied a goal against the Demon Deacons.

Rachel Garcia scored twice in the second half against Mercer to give the Bulldogs a 2-0 advantage. Bria Washington added a score off an assist from Lauren Tanner.

Georgia will host North Georgia at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Equestrian stumbles
in SEC championship

Georgia earned two MOP honors despite falling to South Carolina in the Southeastern Conference Championship Finals in Blythewood, S.C. on Saturday.

The teams tied 10-10, but South Carolina topped Georgia 4040.25-4036.75 in raw score.

Meg O’Mara earned the award in Equitation Over Fences. McKenzie Lantz was honored in Reining.

O’Mara was selected for the SEC All-Championship Team in Equitation on the Flat.

Georgia will compete in the 2014 NCEA National Championship in Waco, Texas April 17-19.

Stewart claims
Elite 89 Award at NCAAs

Georgia swimmer Ty Stewart was recognized as the recipient of the Elite 89 Award during the NCAA championships on Saturday at the Jamail Center on the University of Texas campus.

The Elite 89 is presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s championships.

The Lady Bulldogs’ Chantal Van Landeghem won the award at last week’s NCAAs in Minneapolis.

Stewart’s selection makes Georgia the first school to have the male and female winner in the same season.

Stewart, a sophomore from Hattiesburg, Miss., boasts a 4.0 GPA and is majoring in English. He has been named Presidential Scholar and has been chosen for the College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America Team and the Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Stewart is active in the Honors Program and has earned a National Merit Scholarship.

Softball falls again
on the road to Tigers

No. 13 Georgia (29-5, 5-3 in SEC) fell 6-3 to No. 16 Missouri (25-8, 4-4) in Columbia on Saturday.

Geri Ann Glasco pitched 6.1 innings and allowed six runs on six hits to fall to 13-2 on the season.

Paige Wilson was 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs. Anna Swafford was 1-for-3 with a run. Niaja Griffin also scored.

The series will conclude at 1 p.m. today.

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