Georgia’s SEC opener did not. go properly Friday evening however the Bulldogs bounced again in a giant method on Saturday with a 5-4 walk-off victory over No. 13 Tennessee. UGA is now 14-4 on the 12 months and 1-1 in SEC play.
It regarded just like the Bulldogs may very well be headed for an 0-2 begin in league play early in Saturday’s contest. Tennessee pushed throughout a pair of runs within the high of the primary with beginning pitcher Ryan Webb compelled to throw 41 pitches. Solely one of many runs was earned because the Volunteers’ leadoff man, Liam Spence, reached on an error to begin the sport.
Webb settled down and adopted up that dicey first with 3.2 scoreless frames. Georgia shortstop Cole Tate pulled the crew to inside a run within the third inning with a sacrifice fly to heart subject that scored Shane Marshall. The Bulldogs then bought an RBI double from left fielder Riley King and an RBI single from first baseman Chaney Rodgers within the sixth to take a 3-2 lead.
Vol third baseman Jake Rucker swung issues again in his crew’s course the subsequent half inning with a two-run residence run that gave Tennessee a 4-3 lead. Georgia went down so as within the backside of the seventh and made a bit of noise within the eighth however to no avail.
It wasn’t till the underside of the ninth that the Diamond Canine have been capable of money in. King led issues off with an infield single adopted by Rogers reaching base on an error by the pitcher when he was attempting to sacrifice the runner over. With runners on first and second with no outs, Marshall got here up and bunted them over to second and third with only one down.
Centerfielder Ben Anderson stepped to the dish subsequent and popped out to first. All the way down to their final out, the Bulldogs bought an enormous hit from Tate, who singled to left. It drove in each King and Rogers to safe the 5-4 victory.
“We’ve a few guys, Cole and Chaney Rogers are guys which are excellent examples,” Appearing head coach Scott Daeley stated. “They each have one hit on the day and each of them are big hits. These two don’t waste hits fairly often. Often in the event that they get successful, it’s scoring a game-tying or game-winning run or possibly even getting a rally began. You want your older guys to come back via with a purpose to win video games like this they usually did at the moment.”
Ben Harris earned the win for Georgia as he tossed sat Tennessee down so as in each the eight and ninth innings. It moved him to 2-0 on the season. Redmond Walsh takes the loss for the Vols. Georgia misplaced the primary sport of the sequence on Friday by a rating of 11-6 after falling behind 9-0 within the first 4 innings and strolling 12 Volunteer batters.
The rubber sport of the sequence will happen on Sunday. First pitch is about for 1 p.m. at Foley Area.