Things can’t get much lower for Georgia baseball right now. The Diamond Dawgs dropped their 6th straight game, this time to Furman, losing 10-9 on an otherwise perfect afternoon at Foley Field.
Georgia is still looking for answers after a six-run 9th inning rally fell short. One positive was the return of freshman shortstop Kyle Farmer in the 8th inning. His arrival marked the first time Georgia’s pre-season starting infield has been on the diamond at the same time.
Blake Deiterich got the start for the Bulldogs, lasting three innings and giving up three earned runs on five hits. The real damage was done in the Paladins half of the 7th. Furman combined to score 5 runs off of three Georgia pitchers and effectively put the game away.
Colby May did manage to knock in his fourth home run of the season, consider that another bright spot on the day for Georgia. The Dawgs return to the field on Friday night to take on Mississippi State in Starkville.
The other Bulldogs aren’t alone to struggles in SEC play. Mississippi State was swept down in Gainesville last weekend. SEC play won’t get much easier for Georgia… the conference is awash with talent, with 7 out of 12 teams are ranked in Baseball America’s Top 25 (#2 Florida, #7 LSU, #14 South Carolina, #16 Arkansas, #18 Ole Miss, #20 Alabama, and #24 Vanderbilt)