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BASEBALL: Dawgs Open Season with Albany Today

The No. 14 Georgia Bulldogs open the 2022 season Friday at Foley Field against the University at Albany Great Danes with the first pitch set for 2:02 p.m. The entire three-game series will be available on the Georgia Bulldog Sports Network and streamed on SEC Network+.

        Georgia welcomes back 29 returning lettermen including eight starting position players and 13 pitchers who logged innings a year ago. Junior RHP Jonathan Cannon and sophomore LHP Jaden Woods were named to the preseason All-SEC 2nd Team in a vote of the league’s coaches. Also, Georgia was picked to finish third in the Eastern Division behind Vanderbilt and Florida. Arkansas was picked to win the West while Ole Miss was the favorite to win the league title. Cannon, who will start Opening Day, made a couple of preseason All-America teams too. Four Bulldog starters have already earned their degree including the leading returning hitter in outfielder Connor Tate (.344-10-33). Georgia is 5-3 on Opening Day in the Scott Stricklin era. He is in his ninth season as the Ike Cousins head baseball coach.





        The Great Danes were picked to finish fourth in the America East Coaches’ Poll with Stony Brook the favorite. Albany posted a 22-25 mark last year.  The Great Danes return redshirt senior infielder Johnny Marti who led the team in batting (.349), home runs (7), and RBI (41), and their top three starting pitchers in redshirt senior Ray Weber (7-2, 3.69) and redshirt sophomores Anthony Germinerio (3-5, 3.97) and Cregg Scherrer (4-4, 4.92).

Pitching Matchups: UGA vs. Albany
Game 1 Friday at 2 pm: Jonathan Cannon (4-2, 3.98 ERA, RHP, Jr.) vs. Ray Weber (7-2, 3.69, RHP, RSr.)





                Honorary First Pitch: Bulldog national championship QB Stetson Bennett

Game 2 Saturday at 3 pm: Liam Sullivan (1-2, 3.99, LHP, So.) vs. Anthony Germinerio (3-5, 3.97 ERA, RHP, RSo.)

                Honorary First Pitch: Former Bulldog LHP Ben Harris who is now in the L.A. Dodgers organization

Game 3 Sunday at 1 pm: Dylan Ross (6-2, 3.88 ERA, RHP, Jr.) vs. Cregg Scherrer (4-4, 4.92 ERA, LHP, RSo.)

Georgia Baseball Radio Links

Georgia Bulldog Sports Network (Announcers: Jeff Dantzler, David Johnston)

Free audio streaming of all Georgia Bulldogs games can be heard using the Gameday LIVE app.

Optimized for iOS7+ and Android 4.0+, Georgiadogs.com Gameday LIVE is now available for both smartphone and tablet in App Store and Google Play marketplaces. Georgiadogs.com Gameday LIVE is the official mobile application of Georgia athletics. Get the app here: georgiadogs.com/wireless/.

Friday Pregame Show at 1:40 pm ET: https://georgiadogs.com/watch/?Live=4136&sport=1&type=Live

Saturday Pregame Show at 2:40 pm ET: https://georgiadogs.com/watch/?Live=4137&sport=1&type=Live

Sunday Pregame Show at 12:40 pm ET: https://georgiadogs.com/watch/?Live=4138&sport=1&type=Live

SEC Network+ TV Links

All live video streaming for games will be carried on the SEC Network +.

The Albany series will be a two-camera simulcast featuring radio announcers Jeff Dantzler and David Johnson

Game 1: https://www.espn.com/watch/player?id=09ba4316-4bc8-4374-a539-265c04dd6bd3

Game 2: https://www.espn.com/watch/player?id=8d0301be-35fd-4251-a181-fce8e057fc0a

Game 3: https://www.espn.com/watch/player?id=fa7de004-c8d5-44e6-818d-8feff2998641

Promotions This Series

See the promotions table for Georgia Baseball posters, roster cards, schedule cards and magnets.

Friday: 750 ‘The Dawgs Are Back’ t-shirts and pizza for the first 400 UGA students

Sunday: Family Fun Day; Pre-Game: Anthem Buddies; Post-Game: Kids Run The Bases

Alcohol Sales Available

        Following the successful launch of alcohol sales at Stegeman Coliseum for both men’s and women’s basketball games, Georgia Athletics has announced it will carry over its pilot program to both baseball and softball this year. In compliance with the SEC policy on alcohol at athletic events, the UGAAA will sale a variety of domestic, import, craft and premium beer at designated concession stands inside Foley Field. Sales will begin with the season opener on Friday for baseball.

SOFTBALL: 13/18 Georgia (5-1) hosting the Red & Black Showcase Beginning Today

CJ Landrum

Dates: Feb. 18-20, 2022

Location: Athens, Ga.

Stadium: Jack Turner Softball Stadium

Admission: Free (no tickets required)

Georgia’s Schedule:

Friday, Feb. 18

   vs. Delaware – 3:30 p.m.

   vs. Boston University – 6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 19

   vs. Boston University – 1 p.m.

   vs. Purdue – 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 20

   vs. Purdue – 1 p.m.

Media Information

Streaming: SEC Network+ (Georgia games only)

   Play-by-play: Jack Sadighian

The 13th-ranked Georgia softball team opens its home schedule this weekend, hosting the 15th Annual Red & Black Showcase Presented by T-Mobile, beginning Friday at Jack Turner Stadium.

Boston University, Delaware, and Purdue make their way to Athens for the 10-game round-robin tournament. 26 of Georgia’s next 29 games will be played at the friendly confines of Jack Turner Stadium.

Follow the Bulldogs

» All five Georgia games of the Red & Black Showcase will stream live on SEC Network+. Jack Sadighian will call play-by-play.

» Live stat links can be found on the softball schedule at GeorgiaDogs.com.

This Weekend’s Promotions

» Admission to every home regular season Georgia softball game is FREE. No tickets are required. Seating is first-come, first-served.

» Sunday, Feb. 20

   – National Muffin Day: Join us at the Jack to win packs of muffins during the game

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Greg is closing in on 15 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.