My name is Michael Terry and I’m here to give you live blog action from game two of today’s doubleheader between the University of Georgia Bulldogs and the Winthrop University Eagles. The first pitch of the second game of the doubleheader is about to get underway. Robert Lake will take the mound for the Eagles and Chase Hawkins will take the inning for the Bulldogs. For a recap of the previous game, scroll down to Game 1: Winthrop vs. UGA Live Blog.
An audio recap from Wednesday’s games: Winthrop vs. UGA – Wednesday Recap
Top 9th, Winthrop 2, UGA 13: Dean Weaver enters the game to pitch. Carson Schilling enters to catch. Eddie Tisdale (1b) begins the inning with a hit into left field. Bryan Bogue enters the game to pinch hit and flies out to right field. Bryan Henderson hits a chopper to 2nd base–Levi Hyams charges and makes the close out at 3rd. Winthrop coach protest the call. Sean Sullivan pops out to end the game. Final Score: Winthrop 2, UGA 13.
Bottom 8th, Winthrop 2, UGA 13: Joey Lewis singles up the middle to start the inning. Matt Cerione goes down swinging in his only at bat. Christian Glisson, a freshman, earns his first collegiate hit after coming in to pinch hit for Adam Fuller. David Thoms flies out to left field for the second out of the inning. Miles Starr strikes out to end the inning. We’re going to the top of the 9th, Winthrop 2, UGA 13.
Top 8th, Winthrop 1, UGA 13: There are a number of defensive changes for Georgia to begin the inning. Most notably, Joey Lewis has left the game for Cecil Tanner and Matt Cerione has entered the game at center field. Chase Crane begins the inning with an Eagle single. Tony Brunetti, who entered the game for Matt Thielepape at third base, pops out to Cerione. Tyler McBride grounds out to second but advances Crane. Aaron Bonomi enters the game to pinch hit for Kevin Nolan. He singles socring Crane from second. Eddie Rohan flies out to Cerione to end the inning. Winthrop 2, UGA 13.
Bottom 7th, Winthrop 1, UGA 9: Winthrop pitcher Dane Yoder enters the game to pitch for the Eagles. Adam Fuller enters the game to pinch hit for Robbie O’Bryan. He fouls out the third base. The Eagle third baseman, Matt Thielepape, made a really nice catch on the play. Next batter, David Thoms enters the game to pinch hit for Michael Demperio. He hits a 2-out single up the middle. Peter Verdin enters the game to pinch hit for Johnathan Taylor. He hits a 2-out pinch hit home run to center field. Zach Cone follows with a single. Hyams hits another 2-out home run to right field. Georgia now leads 13-1. Tyler Fries enters the game to pitch for the Eagles after the Hyams roundtripper. Poythress goes down swinging to end the inning. This one is all but over after such an offensive outburst.
Quick update: Georgia Tech lost to Georgia Southern 23-3 and the Georgia softball team defeated Georgia Tech 7-5.
Top 7th, Winthrop 1, UGA 9: Jeff Walters enters the game to pitch for the Dogs. Murian stikes out looking to start things off. Bryan Henderson (2b) and Sean Sullivan (rf) go silently grounding out to the shortstop and pitcher, respectively.
Bottom 6th, Winthrop 1, UGA 8: Beautiful night shaping up–the sun has set, and the temperatures are still not too low. Levi Hyams enters the game to pinch hit for Colby May and Pat Fortunato has entered the game to pitch for the Eagles. May flies out to center field on solid contact. Rich Poythress, like Hyams, flies out to center. Joey Lewis hit’s his second home run of the game barely sneaking it past Winthrop right fielder Sean Sullivan and the wall. Davidson ends the inning flying out to center field. Winthrop 1, UGA 9.
Top 6th, Winthrop 1, UGA 8: First batter, Nolan (ss), walks, but is thrown out on a fielder’s choice in the next at-bat. Rohan (dh)reaches first for the Eagles. Tisdale (1b) grounds into the 3-6 double play.
Bottom 5th, Winthrop 1, UGA 8: O’Bryan grounds to Kevin Nolan (ss) who throws to first for the easy out. Demperio gets on with a double down the left field line. Miles Starr walks–UGA has runners at 1st and 2nd. Johnathan Taylor and Zach Cone go down swinging on strikes for the final two outs.Justin Earls is going to enter the game for the Bulldogs. Hawkins ends striking out one, and only allowing one run on five hits.
Top 5th, Winthrop 1, UGA 8: Sean Sullivan begins the inning with a foul out to Joey Lewis. Chase Crane (lf) hits a deep drive to the right field warning track, but Davidson makes a really nice grab over hit inside shoulder to bring in the 2nd out. After Matt Thielepape hits a 2-out single, Cam Walters grounds out to second base to end the inning.
Bottom 4th, Winthrop 1, UGA 5: Taylor starts the inning by singling to left field. During the next at-bat, he swipes second base easily. Zach Cone hits a line drive out to center fielder Cam Walters for out number two. Robert Lake ends his outting by plunking Colby May and putting runners on 1st and 2nd. Lake ends the day allowing eight hits, five earned runs and striking out no one. Reid Owen enters the game for the Eagles. Rich Poythress welcomes the new pitcher by sending a 3-run shot to dead center field. Georgia now leads 8-1. Joey Lewis strikes out for the second out of the inning. Chase Davidson strikes out to end the inning. Winthrop 1, UGA 8.
Top 4th, Winthrop 1, UGA 5: SP Chase Hawkins gets Eddie Tisdale to strike out swinging. John Murrian grounds out to the shortstop. Bryan Henderson completes the 1-2-3 inning by flying out to Chase Davidson.
Bottom 3rd, Winthrop 1, UGA 1: Taylor starts the inning off for the Dogs with a infield single. On the second pitch of the at-bat, with Taylor on the run, Cone sends a screamer down the third base line but it’s just outside the foul line. Would have surely scored Taylor had it been fair. After a several pick-off attempt, Cone sees a pitch that he likes and fouls out to the right fielder, Sean Sullivan. In the next at-bat, May sends a liner right back up the middle that nearly takes SP Lake’s head off. UGA has runners at 1st and 2nd. Poythress walks in the next at-bat to load the bases. Lewis hits a first-pitch grand slam to put Georgia up 5-1. Robert Lake, the starting pitcher looks rattled, and two pitchers from Winthrop’s dugout heave headed down to the bullpen. Davidson follows Lewis’ grand slam with a double to left center field. In the middle of the next at-bat (with 2 balls) Winthrop calls a team meeting on the mound, perhaps to give the bullpen some more time (the coach even stops to pick-up some trash on the way back to his dugout). Lake walks O’Bryan to put runners on 1st and 2nd. Michael Demperio puts the infield-fly rule into effect with his pop out to first base. Miles Starr grounds out after wristing one to second base. Big inning for the Dogs, though, as they increase their lead to four; Winthrop 1, UGA 5.
Top 3rd, Winthrop 0, UGA 1: Winthrop’s #9 hitter, Matt Thielepape, leads off by hitting a home run to left center field. Next batter, Cam Walter hits a liner between third and second base, but Miles Starr makes a diving grab for the out. Nolan (ss) hits a ground ball to second for the second out and Eddie Rohan hits a routine pop fly to Johnathan Taylor in center field to end the inning.
Bottom 2nd, Winthrop 0, UGA 1: Chase Davidson starts the inning off witha rope back up the middle for a base hit. Robbie O’Bryan, who is only playing in his sixth game of the season, and Michael Demperio follow by hitting week pop ups for outs to center field. Miles Starr hits a quick groundball right back to Robert Lake (sp) who knocks the ball down and throws it to 1b for the out.
Top 2nd, Winthrop 0, UGA 1: John Murrian (c) hits a line drive to Miles Starr who is playing shortstop for Georgia. Starr barely has time to react but records the out. Next batter, Bryan Handerson (2b) hits a pop up right to Johnathan Taylor for the second out. Sean Sullivan (rf) reaches base when he hits a chopper up the middle. It looked like Starr had a play on it, but he lost it in the sun. Chas Crane come up hacking hitting a foul ball off his first base coach to start things off, but then makes contact into right field for a base hit. Sullivan advances to third, but Michael Demperio steps on second after realizing that Sullivan missed the bag. This, the third out, ends the inning.
Bottom 1st, Wintrop 0, UGA 0: Johnathan Taylor and Zach Cone start the inning by hitting outs to second base and right field, respectively. Colby May get a 2-out double down the third base line. Following May, Rich Poythress hits a bloop single to shallow left field allowing May to come around to score. Joey Lewis ends the inning with a routine pop out out left field. At the end of the inning, Wintrop 0, UGA 1.
Top 1st, Winthrop 0, UGA 0: Cam Walters (cf) starts the game with a hit up the middle. Kevin Nolan (ss), the next batter, grounds out, but Walters advances to scoring position. Eddie Rohan (dh) grounds out to the Poythress at 1st, but Walters advances to third. Eddie Tinsdale grounds out on a routine ball to the shortstop to end the inning.