Georgia baseball week in review

March, 4, 2012
Results: Georgia lost its first two games of the season, dropping a midweek game against Western Carolina on Wednesday 5-3 after beating Savannah State 5-0 the day before. The Bulldogs finished the week by winning the first two games of the Western Illinois series 4-1 and 3-2. Western Illinois won Sunday’s finale 7-4.

Georgia record: 10-2.

Highlight of the week: Kevin Ruiz delivered the game-winning single with one out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning of Saturday’s game against Western Illinois, driving in Colby May to seal a 3-2 victory.
Top offensive performer: Conor Welton. Georgia’s center fielder went 6-for-12 in the Western Illinois series, raising his season batting average to .286 after a slow start to the season.

Top pitching performer: Alex Wood. The Bulldogs’ sophomore left-hander (3-0) got the Western Illinois series off to an outstanding start, pitching eight scoreless innings and allowing two hits and no walks while striking out 14 batters in a 4-1 Georgia win.

Key statistic: Georgia committed just three errors in its first seven games, but the Bulldogs made five errors in five games this week.

They said it: “I think we wore down a bit because we haven’t been able to score a lot of runs and that can be taxing. We just need to take care of the baseball and get a few guys going at the plate. We didn’t have any big innings this week.” -- Georgia coach David Perno

Up next: The Bulldogs face Kennesaw State at the Gwinnett Braves’ Coolray Field in Lawrenceville on Tuesday, followed by a three-game series at Foley Field against UCLA starting Friday.



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