Georgia Baseball is Quietly Making Moves Right before Our Eyes
By. Andrew Rodberg
As football season came to a close, so did the hype around the college. In the offseason, the college is somewhat quiet as the other sports don’t draw as much attention to the community. With that being said, the Men’s Baseball team is trying to “flip the script” so to say, as they continue to show that they are a top 10 team in the Nation. With a 17-2 start to the 2019 campaign, the Dawgs are holding the #8 spot. As SEC play began on Friday, the Dawgs defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks in the first two games of the series.
With this being the best start to a season for the Dawgs in the last decade, they look to make yet another World Series Tournament appearance in 2019. Lead by senior, LJ Talley who holds a team best .426 BA and junior, Tucker Maxwell leading the team with 22 RBI’s, the Dawgs are making the most of their opportunities and winning much-needed games to cushion their record.
As for the pitching staff, the Dawgs are led by sophomore, Emerson Hancock, who at this point has been unstoppable while boasting a .58 ERA in 31 IP and a 5-0 record. A close second behind him is junior, Tony Locey, who has a 2.45 ERA in 22 IP and a 3-0 record. With those two shutting down opposing team’s offenses, the Dawgs have been able to cruise through the first month of the season with no real issues.
As the team continues to get deeper into the season, there will be tougher tasks in the form of #13 LSU, #24 Clemson, #1 Vanderbilt, #23 Tennessee, #6 Mississippi State, #5 Florida and #18 Auburn. If the Dawgs are able to win some big games, they will put themselves in a great position to make a run in the NCAA Tournament.
Stay tuned for updates as your #8 Georgia Bulldogs continue to put UGA on the map in the Baseball World!
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