Georgia Secures the Sunday win, but Loses Series to Florida

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The bad week would continue for Georgia after the news of Ryan Webb being shut down for the rest of the season broke earlier this week, losing two out of three to the Gators.

Game One: UF 4, UGA 3

W: Jack Leftwich (7-3, 3.25)

L: Ben Harris (4-1, 1.57)

Tommy Mace pitched brilliantly for the Gators, going 6 2/3 IP, giving up 3 ER on 7 hits, and striking out 10.

Florida would jump out front early in the 2nd with a 2-out solo home run by Kendrick Calilao, but Georgia would answer with 2 runs in the top of the 3rd on a Joshua McAllister RBI single and a Garrett Blaylock sacrifice fly to give the Dawgs a 2-1 advantage.

Sterlin Thompson would double and score on an RBI groundout by Jacob Young to tie the game once again in the bottom half of the 3rd.

Georgia would retake the lead in the 5th on a Connor Tate 2-out RBI single, but the Gators would strike back quickly in the bottom half on an RBI double to left by Jacob Young. Young’s second RBI of the game. 4-4.

After a walk, a hit by pitch, a fly out to advance the runner to third, and a stolen base, Josh Rivera would single to give the Gators a 4-3 lead late in the 8th inning. That would be the final.

Players of the Game:

Josh McAllister went 4-5 with an RBI to jump start the offense and Liam Sullivan had another great start to keep the Dawgs in it, going 5 strong innings, giving up only 3 runs on 6 hits and striking out 7.

Game Two: UF 9, UGA 2

W: Hunter Barco (9-2, 4.13)

L: Jaden Woods (3-1, 4.56)

Georgia would strike first on Saturday in the top of the 2nd on a Fernando Gonzalez RBI double after a Corey Collins walk. The Dawgs would add another on a Randon Jernigan infield single. 2-0 UGA.

The lead wouldn’t last long though, as Jacob Young would continue his tear against the Bulldogs with a 2-RBI single in the bottom of the 2nd. It would be all Gators after that, homering four times, including two from Jud Fabian to take the SEC lead with 20. They would score 7 runs and win 9-2.

Jaden Woods just could not find his groove on Saturday, going only 2 1/3 innings, allowing 4 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks. Darryn Pasqua and Nolan Crisp didn’t have much better days, giving up 3 ER and 2 ER respectively. Hunter Barco on the other hand would deliver another huge performance for the Gators, going 6 1/3 innings, giving up only the 2 runs in the 2nd and striking out 8.

Players of the Game:

Randon Jernigan was one of the few bright spots for the Georgia offense, going 2-4 with an RBI.

Game Three: UGA 6, UF 1

W: Jonathan Cannon (3-2, 4.21)

L: Franco Aleman (1-3, 5.26)

After two singles by Cole Tate and Josh McAllister in the top of the 1st, Garrett Blaylock hits a moon shot to right field to put the Dawgs up 3-0.

Chaney Rogers would add to the lead in the 2nd with a solo home run to extend the lead to 4-0. Sterlin Thompson would answer back for the Gators in the bottom half to cut the lead to 3, but that would be all Florida would get on Sunday as Georgia would salvage the finale and win 6-1.

Franco Aleman went 6 IP, giving up 5 runs (4 ER) on 7 hits and striking out 3.

Players of the Game:

Jonathan Cannon pitched a great game despite getting himself in some jams due to walks and hit by pitches. He would go 5 2/3 innings allowing only the 1 run on 6 hits. Garrett Blaylock went 1-3 with 3 RBI’s thanks to his home run in the 1st and Cole Tate went 3-5 with an RBI as well on the day.

Georgia ends the weekend with its record standing at 29-20 (12-15 SEC) and Florida with a record of 35-16 (17-10 SEC).

Up Next:

Georgia will head to Atlanta on Tuesday to take on Georgia Tech before coming back home for their season finale matchup with Ole Miss (36-15, 16-11 SEC).

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