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ATHENS—-The No. 19 Georgia Bulldogs face seventh-ranked Ole Miss in an SEC series starting Friday in Oxford, Miss, and all three games will be available on SEC Network+ and the Bulldogs Sports Network from IMG.

Currently, Georgia (26-11, 9-6 SEC) is second in the SEC Eastern Division behind top-ranked Florida (32-7, 12-3 SEC) while the Rebels (30-8, 8-7 SEC) sit in the third place in the Western Division behind third-ranked Arkansas (28-10, 10-5 SEC) and No. 21 LSU (24-14, 9-6 SEC). In the NCAA RPI (that is updated daily), Ole Miss is No. 4 while Georgia is No. 8 The Bulldogs are in an 11-game stretch against ranked opponents, going 4-4 up to this point. For the year, Georgia is 6-5 against top 25 teams.

Last weekend, seventh-ranked Kentucky became the first road team to win a series over Georgia at Foley Field this season, going 2-1 against the Bulldogs including winning the rubber game 1-0. Meanwhile, the Rebels dropped an SEC road series at No. 14 Vanderbilt last weekend. Ole Miss claimed game one 11-3 but fell 8-7 in both ends of a doubleheader (They were scheduled seven innings each and one went eight innings). Ole Miss is 20-2 at home and averages 8,423 fans at Swayze Field. Georgia is 7-7 away from Foley Field this year.

Ole Miss leads the all-time series with Georgia 41-38 in records dating back to 1923. The teams last met in Athens in 2016 as the Rebels claimed a series 2-1 and then won an SEC Tournament meeting later that year in Hoover, Ala. Georgia last won a series over Ole Miss in 2012 (2-1 in Athens), and its last series win in Oxford came in 2011 (2-1).

Georgia is batting .280 with an ERA of 3.50 and a fielding percentage of .978. The Rebels are hitting .306 as a team with a 3.40 ERA and a .980 fielding percentage. Georgia’s top hitter is senior outfielder Keegan McGovern (.339-12-36) who is among the players recently named to the Golden Spikes Award Mid-season Watch List. Georgia sophomore third baseman/closer Aaron Schunk is batting .293-0-25 and is 1-0 with a 2.12 ERA and 5-for-6 in saves chances. He has started all 37 games at third base and in 17 innings on the mound, he has 20 strikeouts and only three walks.


Chase Atkins
Chase Atkins


SEC Pitching Matchups: Georgia vs. Ole Miss

Fri. at 7:30 pm ET: Chase Adkins (3-0, 3.97 ERA), RHP, Sr. vs. Ryan Rolison (5-3, 3.27), LHP, So.

Sat. at 2:30 pm ET: Emerson Hancock (4-2, 3.678 ERA), LHP, Fr. vs. Brady Feigl (6-2, 3.29 ERA), RHP, RJr.

Sun at 2:30 pm ET: Ryan Webb (1-4, 4.30 ERA), LHP, Fr. vs. James McArthur (4-0, 3.40), RHP, Jr.


TV: Fri.-Sun.—SEC Network+ (Richard Cross & Brady Bramlett)

Radio: Georgia Bulldog Sports Network from IMG College (David Johnston & Jeff Dantzler)

Stations: 960 AM-WRFC and selected affiliates (check your local listings), also via the Georgia Bulldogs app and TuneIn app.


Additional Coverage on Twitter: @BaseballUGA




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