Just when the Diamond Dogs' fast start was beginning to look as artificially inflated as Barry Bonds's home run totals, the Red and Black bounced back from two straight setbacks to claim the season's first conference win in a victory over Alabama on Sunday.
Freshman Trevor Holder surrendered one run on five hits in a little over five innings of work, improving his record for the season to 2-0. What was most encouraging about Georgia's performance, though, was the resurgence of offensive firepower displayed by the Bulldogs in the fifth inning, when the Red and Black put half a dozen runs on the board.
The win over the Crimson Tide improves the Diamond Dogs' record to 14-4. Following a meeting with Georgia State in Marietta on Wednesday afternoon, Georgia will return to S.E.C. play next weekend, when the Red and Black will travel to the Natural State for three games against No. 10 Arkansas.