Georgia and Stetson are set to get underway here at Foley Field for the first of a three game set between the Hatters and Bulldogs. I’m Kirk Carter and I’m only allowed to update once every half-inning. So feel free to read along at home. If you have questions during the game send them along to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tonight’s starting lineups:
Stetson Hatters (3-1)
1. Spencer Theisen – cf
2. Mark Jones – 3b
3. Aaron Crittenden – dh
4. Nick Rickles – c
5. Sean Emory – rf
6. Robert Crews – 2b
7. Jacon DeGrom – ss
8. Ryan Lashley – 1b
9. Jeff Simpson – lf
Starting pitcher: Lindsey Caughel (R) – 6.23 ERA, 6K
1. Jonathan Taylor – lf
2. Chase Davidson – dh
3. Peter Verdin – rf
4. Colby May – 3b
5. Zach Cone – cf
6. Christian Glisson – c
7. Kyle Farmer – ss
8. Robert Shipman – 1b
9. Todd Hankins – 2b
Starting pitcher: Justin Grimm (R) – 3.60 ERA, 6K
Hankins continues to start at second base while Levi Hyams serves his suspension. Shipman will get his second start at first base in place of the injured Chase Davidson. Davidson is making his first appearance of the year, although Perno will be protecting him at the DH spot.
Grimm will be making his first start of the year at Foley Field. He looked ok in 5 innings against Baylor. But certainly we hope he lights it up tonight.
Georgia is in black caps with red brims, black jerseys, white lettering, and white pants. Stetson will be wearing green caps, grey jerseys with green lettering and grey pants.
Top of the 1st
Spencer Theisen is first in the box for Stetson and Grimm sits him down swinging to start off inning number 1.
Jones grounds out to short for out number 2. Grimm is clicking tonight.
Grimm fanns Crittenden for strikeout number 2. The scouts are perched in the front rows trying to get a look at Grimm tonight. He’s certainly giving them a show.
Mid 1st: Stetson 0 – Georgia 0
Due up: Taylor, Davidson, Verdin
Taylor leads it off for Georgia. Now would be time to mention that it is very very cold out here. Thank goodness the press box windows are closed.
Taylor battles Caughel before taking a 2-2 pitch right back up the middle for a basehit.
Caughel is taking no risks with Taylor on base. He’s thrown over 5 times in this at bat. At this point he’s thrown to his first baseman more than his catcher.
Davidson grounds weekly to Jones and the Hatters turn a 5-4-3 double play. Nice debut for Davidson.
O runs on 1 hit. No errors.
End of 1st: Stetson 0 – Georgia 0
Due up: Rickles, Emory, Crews… 2nd inning after the break. (more…)