The Diamond Dogs dropped their second straight to Southern Cal, falling to 7-2 on the season after surrendering a six-run lead over U.S.C.
Georgia's Pac-10 hosts overcame an 8-2 deficit with offensive explosions of four runs in the fourth inning and six more in the fifth frame. Three Bulldogs produced home runs in the losing effort.
The setback is discouraging for the 20th-ranked Red and Black, whose road does not get easier as the Diamond Dogs take on one of the toughest schedules in the N.C.A.A.
There is only one positive spin I can put on Georgia's second consecutive loss to Southern Cal after opening the three-game series with a road win in L.A.: I managed to show the emotional maturity to overcome the urge to give this posting the headline, "Trojans Win Rubber Game."