The Georgia Diamond Dogs will host Mercer for a baseball game at 6:00 p.m. this evening at Foley Field, which will be televised on the SEC Network+ and broadcast on the Georgia Bulldog Sports Network from IMG College with Jeff Dantzler and David Johnston.
Georgia is 7-9 on the year and Mercer has compiled a 13-4 record. Both teams’ coaches have indicated that they plan to utilize several different pitchers as part of a staff night. The Bulldogs will start redshirt junior right-hander Drew Moody (0-0, 3.60 ERA), and he will face off against the Bears junior right-hander Chase Burks (0-0, 2.63 ERA).
For the complete baseball game notes for Georgia versus Mercer, CLICK HERE.
DIAMOND DOG BYTES:
Georgia will play its second straight five-game week. After battling Mercer and Presbyterian here, Georgia opens Southeastern Conference action Friday at sixth-ranked LSU (12-4). All five games this week will be available on SECN+.
Series History: Georgia leads the all-time series with Mercer 46-15; however, the Bulldogs dropped a 6-5 decision to the Bears in Macon back on Feb. 21. Georgia is a perfect 15-0 against Presbyterian while LSU leads the series with Georgia 64-21-3. Georgia last played the Blue Hose and Tigers in 2015. That year, Georgia beat Presbyterian 3-0 in Athens while then No. 2 LSU took a rain-shortened series 2-0 at Foley Field. In Georgia’s last trip to Baton Rouge coming in 2014, the Bulldogs went 0-2-1 against then No. 6 LSU, tying the final game of the series 2-2 in 13 innings due to a travel curfew. LSU is 11-0 at home this season.
Georgia freshman C/DH Austin Biggar (.317-1-7) leads the team in hitting in while sophomore C/DH Michael Curry ranks first with four home runs and 17 RBI to go with a .254 batting average. Biggar enters the week with a team-best seven-game hitting streak. Freshman SS Cam Shepherd has been heating up at the plate as he batted .409 (9-for-22) with a home run and seven RBI last week. Shepherd has started all 16 games at shortstop, and he’s batting .266-1-8 with a .965 fielding percentage in 85 chances.
Junior RHP Chase Adkins headlines the Bulldog pitching staff at 3-0 with a 2.08 ERA in four Sunday starts. He has allowed just one run in his last 21 innings pitched. Adkins and LSU’s Jared Poché are the only two SEC hurlers with a complete game shutout this year. Georgia has utilized 19 pitchers this season and that is the most since 19 were used during the 2014 campaign. Georgia has a pair of two-way players in OF/LHP Tucker Bradley (0-0, 2.70 ERA & .278-0-0) and 3B/RHP Aaron Schunk, (0-0, 0.00 ERA & .212-0-8).
TUESDAY TICKET DEAL OF THE WEEK
University of Georgia Athletic Association is bringing back the popular “Tuesday Ticket Deal of the Week” – a discount offered every Tuesday for tickets to an upcoming home event.
Today only (expires 11:59 p.m. tonight), tickets to Wednesday’s baseball game vs. Presbyterian at 4:00 p.m. are just $2 when using the promotional code listed below. Great opportunity to enjoy this game with family and friends.
Tuesday Ticket Deal of the Week
Baseball vs. Presbyterian
Wednesday, March 15 (4:00 p.m.)
PROMO CODE: BSB14
To purchase tickets at this discount, please visit UGA online ticket office and enter the promo code BSB14. Tickets are for reserved seats and subject to availability. The promotional code offer expires Tuesday, March 14 at 11:59 p.m.
Tuesday Ticket Deal of the Week offers are only available online and not available by phone or in person. Be sure to check each Tuesday morning for the Ticket Deal of the Week
FOLEY FIELD TICKET INFO:
Ticket Booth and Gates open two hours before first pitch.
Reserved Seat Tickets: $8; General Admission Tickets: $5; Order online or by calling 1-877-542-1231
UGA Student Tickets: Free Admission with valid UGA Student ID Card
UGA Student Gate is located off Rutherford Street
TELEVISION & RADIO
TV: SEC Network+ (Matt Stewart & Jason Jacobs) on Tuesday for Merce
Radio: Georgia Bulldog Sports Network from IMG College (Jeff Dantzler & David Johnston)
Stations: 960 AM-WRFC and selected affiliates (check your local listings), georgiadogs.com and via the Georgia Bulldogs app and TuneIn app.
After the game versus Mercer, the Diamond Dogs will host Presbyterian on Wednesday for an afternoon contest at 4:00 p.m. ET, which will be televised on the SEC Network+ with Matt Stewart & Jason Jacobs in the booth. You can also find coverage on the radio the Georgia Bulldog Sports Network from IMG College with Jeff Dantzler and David Johnston making the call. The game on Wednesday will finish out an 11-game stretch at home at Foley Field for Georgia.