UGA baseball week in review

April, 1, 2012
Results: After winning the opening game of a key SEC series against No. 7 Kentucky 7-6, No. 18 Georgia dropped a 9-8 nailbiter in the second game, setting up a series-deciding rubber game for the second straight weekend. And for the second consecutive weekend, Georgia lost the series. Kentucky won Game 3 11-2 to send Georgia to its fifth loss in sixth games. Clemson also beat the Bulldogs 10-5 in a midweek game.

Georgia record: 18-11 (4-5 SEC)

Highlight of the week: After Georgia blew a 6-0 lead in the seventh inning of the series-opening game against Kentucky, catcher Brett DeLoach drove in the game-winning run in the bottom half of the inning when he roped a double that drove in Curt Powell.

Top offensive performer: DeLoach batted .500 (7-for-14) for the week with four RBIs and four runs scored. In addition, outfielder Conor Welton batted .600 (6-for-10) in the Kentucky series with three RBIs and two runs.

Top pitching performer: Georgia’s pitching staff had a rough week overall, but closer Blake Dieterich gave a clutch performance in the opening game of the Kentucky series. He allowed one run in two scoreless innings -- and induced the game-ending double play in the ninth -- in earning his fifth save.

Key statistic: Georgia’s pitching staff posted an 8.50 ERA in this week’s four games, with 34 earned runs in 36 innings.

Up next: Georgia will visit Western Carolina on Tuesday, followed by a three-game series at No. 3 Arkansas starting Friday.



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