FINAL UGA 8 CSU 1: Hawkins goes 6 strong and gets his first win on the season. Williams picks up the loss for CSU. Verdin led the Dawgs at the plate, going 3-3. Chase Davidson also hit his 3rd homer on the year. Thanks for reading and be sure to check back tomorrow as UGA host CSU for the final game of this two game set.
Top of the 9th: UGA 8 CSU 0: Earl Daniels comes and takes over from Herman. Burkett leads off for CSU and strikes out swinging for the first out. Derek Smith walks to bring up Quattlebaum. Quattlebaum singles to right center on a hit and run and Smith scores from first to end the shutout. Quattlebaum steals second without a throw as the count to Sustar moves to 1-2. Sustar singles to right and the Bucs have runners on the corners. Still watches three straight strikes for the second out. Sustar takes second without a throw. Buckley lines to center to end the inning and the game.
Bottom of the 8th: UGA 7 CSU 0: K. Ward is now on the mound for the Buccaneers. Christmas stays in and plays second. Buckley takes over behind the plate. Austin Wheeler gets his first at-bat of the day and grounds out to the second baseman for the first out. Connor Welton comes to bat and draws the walk. Back to the top as Hyams steps in and rips a single up the middle. Runners on first and second, 1 out. Ward’s day is done after 1/3 of an inning. Shaefer takes over for Ward and inherits two base runners. His first batter is Curt Powell and Powell watches the third strike go by for the second out. Farmer hits a Texas leaguer for a single and Welton scores. However, Hyams is tagged out at third moments after Welton crosses the plate. Dogs up 8-0.
Top of the 8th: UGA 7 CSU 0: Georgia makes a slew of changes. Connor Welton takes over in left, Lance Martin takes over in center, Austin Wheeler is in right and Ruiz moves to first. John Herman takes over on the mound for Tanner. B. Christmas pinch hits for McKinney and strikes out looking for the first out. The SS Tomasovich steps up and flies out to the new right fielder, Wheeler, for the second out. Meier grounds out to short to end the inning.
Bottom of the 7th: UGA 6 CSU 0: Zach Cone leads off for the Dogs and flies out to deep center for the first out. HOME RUN. Davidson clears the center field fence with room to spare for his first hit of the day and the Dogs first run. Deloach flies the next pitch to right field for the second out. Ruiz grounds out to deep short for the third out. Dogs add one run on Davidson’s homerun.
Top of the 7th: UGA 6 CSU 0: Hawkins’ day is over after 6 strong innings. He gives up 0 runs on 3 hits while throwing only 60 pitches. Cecil Tanner takes over for him. The 1B Quattlebaum leads off for CSU and grounds out to Hyams for the first out. Sustar singles up the middle on the first pitch of his at-bat. The left fielder, Still, strikes out a check swing as Sustar steals second. Sustar advances to third as Tanner balks. Woodall is at the plate. Woodall strikes out and ends the inning. Tanner strikes out two.
Bottom of the 6th: UGA 6 CSU 0: the LF Peter Verdin leads off the inning with his third it in as many at bats with a single up the middle. Levi Hyams comes up and lines to a sliding RF for the first out and Verdin scampers back to first. Verdin steals second on the first pitch of 3B Curt Powell’s at-bat. Powell advances Verdin to third with a groundout to the SS for the second out. SS Kyle Farmer ends the inning with a fly out to center. The center fielder and right fielder collide but the CF is able to hang out and walk off by himself. The bulldogs are held scoreless for the third straight inning.
Top of the 6th UGA 6 CSU 0: The SS Tomasovich leads off and singles to left for the Bucs’ second hit. CF and leadoff man Meier comes up and grounds into a 5-4-3 double play for the first two outs. RF Burkett doubles down the left field line for the third hit of the game, and second of the inning, for CSU. DH Smith grounds into a fielder’s choice as Burkett runs into the third baseman for out number 3.