Monday, April 21, 2008

Bulldog Baseball!

Georgia's baseball team currently leads the SEC East and is also ranked 13th nationally by USA Today/ESPN. Heading into Sunday's game against LSU, the Dawgs had won ten straight SEC clashes and were gunning for their 3rd consecutive series sweep. Believe it or not, Sunday's game ended in a 10-10 tie after 12 innings. There are no ties in baseball! Apparently, the SEC has a travel curfew rule and LSU/UGA could not begin another inning after the 4 P.M. cutoff. Hence, the tie after the Bulldogs had rallied back from a 10-3 deficit in the 7th inning. The Georgia squad features All-America closer Joshua Fields. The senior hurler has recorded a UGA and SEC record 34 saves, with an unreal ERA of 0.00. It comes as no surprise that he is on the watch list for the national Stopper of the Year Award. Starter Trevor Holder has a 5-2 record and sports a 2.15 ERA. Shortstop Gordon Beckham has blasted 19 home runs and is hitting at a cool .424 clip. The junior is a National Player of the Year candidate. Overall, Coach David Perno's squad is 27-12-1.

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