Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Diamond Dawgs open SEC tourney with a loss

Not enough action at the plate with runners in scoring position. Vanderbilt wins 4-1.

Diamond Dawgs play today at 4:00 against Auburn with their backs against the wall. Here's some post game quotes from Perno and Hyams.
Georgia Head Coach David Perno
Opening statement:

“(Vanderbilt) did a great job. That relief pitcher, (Brian) Miller, was outstanding. We just didn’t have any answer. We just had a tough time putting anything together.”

On how Vanderbilt’s pitching was able to limit Georgia offensively…
“The side arm guy was tough. He did a good job. I thought we did a good job against (Drew) VerHagen, we just couldn’t score. We couldn’t grab momentum, and Alex (Wood) struggled a little bit controlling tempo of the game and just wasn’t himself. We just never could grab momentum.”

Levi Hyams (Sr., Second base)
On his effort today…

“They got the big hits when it counted. They took advantage of their opportunities, and we didn’t. We got some runners on, and I feel like we were on VerHagen, but that rubber arm guy, he’s pretty good. All of his stuff had sink, and he got a lot of us out. Tip your hat to him, but they took advantage of opportunities, and we just didn’t. That’s what it boils down to.”

On tomorrow’s elimination game against Auburn…
“Backs against the wall. That’s the same thing it was last year. We’re in the same situation. We lost the first one to Vanderbilt, and then we came back and won a few and got ourselves to Regionals. It’s the same situation. We’re going to play like there’s no tomorrow and keep grinding and try to get better every day. (We’ll try to be) better offensively and like Coach said, if we back our pitching a little more, I think we’ll be all right.”

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