Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Just like football!

Diamond Dawgs take the series against Tech for the first time since 2007 and win a game at Russ Chandler for the first time since 2004 with an extra inning 14-13 victory. It was much more dramatic than the Turner Field blowout last month, but we'll take it.
“Our season hasn’t gone the way we’ve wanted it,” Georgia first baseman Jared Walsh said. “But anytime you can win the series against Tech, it’s obviously a blast. We definitely had ambitions when we first came over here to get a win. It didn’t look good the first couple of innings. But we held on.”
Walsh, who missed two games last week after his father died, figured heavily into Georgia’s late-game offense. His RBI double scored Hunter Cole to tie the game 8-8 in the seventh after Georgia had trailed 7-0 going into the fifth. Walsh hit a two-RBI single in the eighth to give Georgia its first lead of the game at 10-8. Then Walsh added the game winner in the 11th inning when his sacrifice fly brought home Curt Powell. 
Perno's squad returns home to face Florida this weekend in the season's final series.