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Bulldogs Face Trio Of Teams At Foley Field


Christopher Lakos

Asst. Athletic Director, Sports Comm.

University of Georgia Athletic Association


ATHENS - Georgia continues a stretch of 15 games in 20 days with Presbyterian visiting Foley Field Tuesday, Michigan State on Wednesday, and Georgia Tech on Saturday.

 

First pitch Tuesday at Foley Field is slated for 3:02 p.m. ET. Wednesday’s game is a 6:02 p.m. start while Saturday’s action begins at 2:02 p.m. All three games will be available on SEC Network+ and the Georgia Bulldog Sports Network. Georgia will have five games this week, three in Athens, one in Atlanta and one in Lawrenceville at Coolray Field.

 

The Bulldogs are off to a 7-0 start in the Wes Johnson era. Presbyterian is 5-3 while Michigan State is 2-5 and Tech is 6-1.

 

On Friday, the Bulldogs travel to Tech for a 6 p.m. start on ACC Network Extra. The series concludes Sunday at Coolray Field with the 21st annual Spring Baseball Classic to benefit Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA). All proceeds from the event benefit the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of CHOA. This Sunday’s game at Coolray Field will begin at 3 p.m. For ticket and parking information at Coolray Field, follow this link: https://gado.gs/a66

 

Series History: Georgia holds a 20-4 mark against the Blue Hose dating to 1943, and the Bulldogs have won 20 in a row in the series. Georgia beat PC 11-6 last year in Athens.

 

The Bulldogs are 2-2 against the Spartans as they last visited Athens in 1958. That year, the teams split a two-game set.

 

Georgia and Tech have battled since 1898 with the Bulldogs owning a 218-169-2 advantage in the series. Georgia claimed both meetings on campus last season (7-2 in Athens, 16-6 in Atlanta) while Tech won the neutral site contest at Coolray Field 4-1 to avoid getting swept.

 

Windshields Beware: Georgia has blasted an NCAA-leading 22 home runs as part of its 7-0 start. Nine Bulldogs have at least one home run with graduate transfer Dillon Carter leading the team with four while four Bulldogs have three apiece. Also, the Bulldogs lead the nation with a .736 slugging percentage (Austin Peay ranks second at .680) and are fifth nationally with a .500 on base percentage. The Bulldogs are averaging 12.4 runs a game (seventh nationally) with a .355 team batting average (12th nationally).

 

Condon Honored As SEC Player Of The Week: Redshirt sophomore Charlie Condon, a consensus preseason All-American, has been named the SEC Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. He ranks second nationally with an SEC-best .643 batting average (18-for-28). His 1.179 slugging percentage leads the SEC and is 10th nationally. This past week in four games, Condon tallied an SEC-best 23 total bases on 11 hits for a .647 average.  His hits included a triple, three home runs along with nine runs scored and six RBI. He posted perfect fielding in 10 total chances, making three starts at third base plus one start in left field.

 

Good As Goldstein: Graduate left-hander Charlie Goldstein (2-0, 2.00 ERA) has been the ace of the pitching staff. In nine innings this season, he has 14 strikeouts and four walks, limiting opponents to a .133 average. During the first part of the season, the Bulldogs have taken a staff approach on the mound with Goldstein going a team-best five innings this past Friday in a 15-5 win over Northern Kentucky. On Tuesday, Georgia will start sophomore left-hander Jarvis Evans (1-0, 0.00 ERA).

  

Rutherford Street Closure: Please note this season that one hour before game time, Rutherford Street, next to Foley Field, will be closed to vehicle traffic until 30 minutes post-game. 

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