Paul Westerdawg once again has pointed Diamond Dog fans in the right direction by highlighting the Dawg Run's latest update by Jim From Duluth, who notes both the outcomes of Sunday's S.E.C. baseball action and the significance of those results, the gist of which is this:
The Kentucky Wildcats, owners of a 19-8 league record and winners of 15 of their last 16 outings, have clinched at least a share of the Eastern Division title and the Bat Cats can claim the crown outright with a single win over Georgia next weekend. Alabama also won on Sunday, running the Crimson Tide's record to 17-10 and keeping the Western Division leader in the second spot in the S.E.C. standings.
Josh Morris's ninth inning dinger against Auburn on Sunday set a new career record for home runs by a Diamond Dog, with 46. (Photograph courtesy University of Georgia Athletic Association.)
Georgia, at 16-11, is in sole possession of third place in the conference and Mississippi's victory over Arkansas earlier today gave both combatants 15-12 S.E.C. ledgers, with the Rebels holding the upper hand over the Razorbacks due to the fact that Ole Miss won the season series. South Carolina snapped a five-game losing streak to improve to 14-13 in conference play, keeping pace with a Vanderbilt squad the Gamecocks will have to face in the Music City next weekend.
In an extremely bizarre scheduling quirk, Georgia will face Kennesaw State in Rome on Tuesday before beginning the crucial series against Kentucky at Foley Field on Thursday. Win or lose, Paul Westerdawg likes the Diamond Dogs' chances to host a super regional and he has a sneaking suspicion that the Red and Black will host Georgia Tech in that event. Say it ain't so, Paul.