I have to admit, I was worried.
The 25th-ranked Diamond Dogs were going on the road to face 11th-ranked Arkansas in their backyard. That didn't sound to me like a recipe for success.
Granted, the three-game series is only one game old, but the Red and Black got this road trip off to a good start with a two-hit shutout of the Razorbacks.
Georgia pitcher Brooks Brown improved to 3-1 on the season, giving up a pair of singles but no runs. The Bulldogs' offense was hardly overpowering, but Bobby Felmy smacked an inside-the-park home run and Joey Side went four for five at the plate, tacking on an insurance run with a fifth-inning triple. The Diamond Dogs scored two runs on eight hits, which proved to be adequate.
The Hogs have fallen to 19-4 overall and 1-3 in league play, whereas the Red and Black improved to 16-4 on the season, including a 2-2 mark against Southeastern Conference competition.
The series resumes in Fayetteville this afternoon, so keep your fingers crossed, but . . . so far, so good.