Tuesday afternoon's outing against Gardner-Webb did not get off to an auspicious start for the Diamond Dogs, as the first two batters to oppose the Red and Black walked, allowing the Baptist Bulldogs to take a 2-0 lead into the bottom of the first inning.
However, Georgia did not go quietly this time, scoring one run per inning in the second, fifth, sixth, and seventh frames before breaking the game open with a five-run eighth to claim a much-needed 9-4 win over Gardner-Webb.
The hometown Bulldogs piled up 17 hits on the day, led by right fielder Bobby Felmy's solid day at the plate: four at bats, four hits, one run batted in, one run. Georgia surrendered just four runs on seven hits over the course of the outing.
It's just Gardner-Webb, so there's only so much that might fairly be read into this win, but the Diamond Dogs needed a W, so I'll take it. There is much to be said on behalf of college baseball and I am hopeful, albeit not confident, of the Bulldogs' ability to salvage this season.