Although Friday was a fairly light day, I have had internet issues, GeorgiaDogs.com has been wonky thanks to the recent mix-up with the domain name registration, and I conked out early on Friday night after a long week, which means I’m behind and I need to get us both up to speed, so here is your recap of yesterday’s action in the Saturday summary:
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The Diamond Dogs overcame a pair of errors against the 24th-ranked Western Division Bulldogs on Friday night, when Alex Wood went seven innings, struck out eight, and allowed three hits to get the win. Tyler Maloof secured his ninth save of the season as Georgia claimed a 4-1 baseball victory over Mississippi State.
The visitors’ only run came in the third frame, thanks to a leadoff double, a baserunner-advancing sacrifice, and a groundout. That tied a game in which the Red and Black had taken a first-inning lead when left fielder Conor Welton stole second base and center fielder Zach Cone brought him home with a single to left field.
The deadlock continued into the sixth stanza, when second baseman Levi Hyams led off the bottom of the canto with a base hit. A one-out balk advanced him into scoring position, then shortstop Kyle Farmer smashed a home run to left field. An insurance run was added on a Cone single, a wild pitch, another balk, and a sacrifice fly.
The three-game series continues this afternoon at 2:00. Friday’s result leaves Georgia at 12-14, Mississippi State at 19-7, and both teams at 4-3 in SEC play.
In a battle of ranked opponents, the Georgia men’s tennis team scratched out a 4-3 victory over Ole Miss in Oxford. To improve to 7-0 in conference matches, the ninth-ranked Red and Black took the doubles point and built up a 3-0 advantage before the Rebels came storming back. Javier Garrapiz, who had contributed to the doubles win, claimed victory in his singles match 6-3, 7-5 to spark the Bulldogs’ triumph. Coupled with Tennessee’s loss in Starkville, the result left Georgia as the only men’s tennis team to remain unbeaten in Southeastern Conference competition.
The Bulldog lady netters kept pace with their male counterparts, as the Georgia women’s tennis team extended its winning streak to eleven matches by beating Mississippi in Athens. The 6-1 victory over the Rebel women also left the Bulldog ladies standing at 7-0 in the SEC, with Kate Fuller providing the clinching point with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 singles win.