If you missed the first two games of this series, you have missed a couple good ones.
Seth Halvorsen put his last poor start behind him, pitching seven phenomenal innings of one hit, one run ball. This was arguably his best outing of the year.
On the other side, Ryan Webb did not have a terrible outing, but gave up 5 runs on 5 hits in 6 innings. 4 of the 5 runs came via the two homeruns that he gave up.
Missouri jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first on an Andrew Keefer RBI single in the 1st. The score would stay that way until the 4th when Cameron Swanger extended that lead to 3 with a 2-run homerun to left field.
Georgia would finally get on the board in the 5th on an RBI single by Fernando Gonzalez, but that momentum would be short lived as Missouri’s Tre Morris blasts another 2-run homerun to left in the 6th.
Missouri would add one more in the 7th on a Joshua Day RBI single to make it 6-1.
Josh Mcallister would make it interesting in the 9th with a 3-run homerun to cut the lead to 6-4, but that would be the final score. His 7th of the year.
Player of the Game: Seth Halvorsen: 7 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 5 BB, 6 K
Game two was a wild one tallying 8 lead changes/ties.
Jonathan Cannon and Spencer Miles both had fairly good outings, Cannon going 5 IP, 4 H, 4 R(3 ER) and Miles posting a line of 5 2/3 IP, 9 H, 3 ER.
Ben Harris would steal the show out of the bullpen going 4 innings giving up only one unearned run on an error in the 9th and striking out eight.
Missouri would take the lead early with a Josh Holt Jr. RBI double. He would then score on an error to make it 2-0.
Georgia would tie it up in the 4th thanks to an RBI single by Riley King followed by a Chaney Rogers RBI single.
King would follow that up in the 6th with a homerun to left to take the lead for UGA. But Missouri would answer in the bottom half to retake the lead on an Andrew Keefer RBI single to make it 4-3.
Garrett Blaylock would single in a run in the 7th, and Connor Tate would then score on a fielder’s choice by Riley King.
It would seem like UGA had it all wrapped up in the 9th getting the first two outs in the inning, but a walk followed by an error on a high pop up would tie the game for Missouri.
The dawgs would finally put it away on a Cole Tate 2 RBI triple in the 10th to give them a 7-5 win.
Player of the Game: Riley King: 3-5, 3 RBIs, 2 R
Looking ahead to the rubber match on Sunday, this is going to be a big one for Georgia as they try to get to .500 in conference play. They need to take this series because of the gauntlet they have coming up. Auburn comes to town next weekend, followed by two road series against current #1 Arkansas and Florida, before coming back home to face Ole Miss to wrap up the season.
Luke Wagner will take the mound on Sunday for the Dawgs against Zach Hise.