UGA baseball week in review

March, 11, 2012
Results: Georgia started the week with a 3-2 win in its final at-bat on Tuesday against Kennesaw State at the Gwinnett Braves’ stadium, but the Bulldogs flopped over the weekend, getting swept 2-0, 7-6, and 7-3 by No. 16 UCLA.

Georgia record: 11-5

Highlight of the week: Kyle Farmer provided the late heroics in Tuesday’s victory against Kennesaw State, lacing a bases-loaded single to bring home Nelson Ward with the winning run.

Top offensive performer: Curt Powell. There weren’t many good options this week as Georgia’s offense largely struggled. Powell went 3-for-10 with a walk and three RBIs in the four games, including an RBI sacrifice fly and an RBI groundout in Sunday’s finale against UCLA.

Top pitching performer: Alex Wood (3-1) took the loss in Friday’s 2-0 opener against UCLA, but he had a solid overall outing. Wood allowed a two-run home run in the fourth inning, but otherwise held the Bruins in check through 6 2/3 innings. He surrendered six hits and one walk while striking out five.

Key statistic: The Bulldogs stranded 23 men on base -- 11 on Saturday and 12 on Sunday -- in the final two games against UCLA.

They said it: “You have to cash in with the opportunities we are getting, and we are just leaving too many runners on base.” -- Georgia coach David Perno

Up next: Georgia will host Alcorn State on Tuesday and Wednesday and then will open SEC play at home against Tennessee starting Friday.



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