UGA baseball week in review

May, 20, 2012
Results: Georgia went 2-2 in the final week of the regular season, dropping two out of three at Alabama after beating East Tennessee State in a midweek game. The Bulldogs dropped to the eighth seed in the SEC tournament, which starts Tuesday in Hoover, Ala. Georgia will open against fifth-seeded Vanderbilt, which took two of three from the Bulldogs during the regular season.

Georgia record: 31-24 (14-15 SEC)

Highlight of the week: Georgia erupted for 14 hits and eight runs in Thursday’s series opener against Alabama and Alex Wood pitched seven dominant innings as the Bulldogs cruised to an 8-4 victory.

Top offensive performer: Curt Powell and Kyle Farmer. The two Georgia infielders are generating much of the limited pop in the Bulldogs’ offense. Powell batted .412 (7-for-17) this week from the leadoff spot with three runs, an RBI, a double and a stolen base. Farmer batted .333 (6-for-18) with three runs, a double and two triples. Farmer drove in six of Georgia’s 19 runs this week.

Top pitching performer: Wood. The Georgia southpaw improved to 7-2 by shutting down Alabama with one run and six hits over seven innings, striking out eight and walking none.

Key statistic: Georgia went 2-for-17 with runners in scoring position, including 0 for its last 13, in Saturday’s finale against Alabama, when the Bulldogs blew a 3-0 lead and lost 6-4.

They said it: “We’re getting too many hits and not enough runs. We hit some hard right at some guys, especially at the end, but we left too many on base and in scoring position.” -- Georgia coach David Perno after Saturday’s loss

Up next: Georgia opens SEC tournament play against Vanderbilt on Tuesday. The Bulldogs’ second opponent in the double-elimination tournament is to be determined.



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