Georgia defeated Kennesaw State 9-6 Tuesday in a game called after six innings due to rain and lightning at Stillwell Stadium.
The Bulldogs (9-13) scored in each of the first four frames, building a 9-4 edge. Both teams planned to use several pitchers as part of a staff night. Seven Bulldogs pitchers saw action while the Owls (8-12) employed five on the mound. Georgia senior Andrew Gist pitched a perfect inning for the win to even his record to 1-1 and junior Blake Cairnes notched his first save of the year. KSU starter Chris Erwin got the loss, allowing four runs on three hits in two innings.
Georgia junior first baseman Keegan McGovern paced the 10-hit attack, going 4-for-4 with three runs scored. Six Bulldogs drove in a run including a pair by freshman Aaron Schunk while freshman Austin Biggar connected for his second home run.
Georgia returns to action Friday for its SEC home opener against 16th-ranked Auburn.
*Junior 1B Keegan McGovern enjoyed a 4-for-4 night with two doubles and an RBI.
*Freshmen CF Tucker Maxwell extended his on base streak to 17 games with a walk to start the contest.
*Sophomore DH Michael Curry extended his hitting streak to eight games with a single in the third inning.
*Freshman SS Cam Shepherd now has a seven-game hitting streak after a single in the first.
Ike Cousins Head Baseball Coach Scott Stricklin
“I thought we swung the bats well tonight, and we were able to put pressure on them right from the start. Keegan McGovern had a good night at the plate going 4-for-4. Everybody in our lineup got on base and contributed and seven different guys scored. On the mound, it was good to see the way Andrew Gist and Blake Cairnes pitched a clean inning after Kennesaw State started chipping away at our lead.”