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Proving Time: SEC play next for Diamond Dawgs

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Massive test to start SEC play this weekend at Florida

Georgia’s shown itself to be a pretty good ballclub on the baseball field. A 14-2 record that’s highlighted so far by a sweep in Georgia Tech in a top-20 matchup proves that.

How good, really, is this team?

That time is nearly here with play in the nation’s top baseball conference about to start.

And the matchup could not have more zing to it to start SEC play for the Diamond Dawgs.

A series at No. 1 Florida this weekend will match the nation’s top two ranked teams depending on what ranking you prescribe to.

Like Georgia, UF is off to a big start, 16-0 for its part and like the Dawgs, a sweep of an in-state rival is also the signature win to this point, a triumph against Miami.

Before trekking to Gainesville, Georgia plays Georgia Southern twice this week, in Augusta on Tuesday and Wednesday in Statesboro.

Oddly enough, the back-to-back contests may be well-time for Georgia.

Last Tuesday Georgia played probably its worst game of the year, committing three errors in a 6-3 loss.

Given that result, it’d be stunning to see the Dawgs sleep walking against GSU, something that has the potential to have them locked in before taking on the Gators.

Few are having as good of start to the season both for Georgia or around the country than Tucker Bradley, who doubles as an outfielder and relief pitcher as needed. Batting .421 with six homers and 23 RBIs, he leads the SEC in multiple categories. Ben Anderson’s 24 runs scored ranks second in the conference to go with his .404 batting average. Georgia’s middle infield combo of Cam Shepherd at shortstop and Cole Tate at second base has been strong at the plate as well, each hitting above .300.

Go Dawgs!