The Georgia baseball team will welcome SEC opponent Missouri to Foley Field for a three-game series with game one starting this afternoon at 7:32 p.m. ET. The game will be televised by ESPNU and be available on the Bulldog Sports Network from IMG.
Georgia is 13-17 overall and 3-6 in the SEC while Missouri is 21-8 overall, 4-5 in the SEC. The first two games of the SEC series will be in Athens and the final contest will be at SunTrust Park in Atlanta, the new home of the Atlanta Braves. A total of more than 20,000 tickets have already been sold for Saturday’s contest as this will be the first game open to the public in the Braves new home, and the game benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Friday’s game in Athens will be on the SEC Network+ with first pitch at 7:02 p.m. while there is no television for Saturday’s contest.
Fans planning to attend Saturday’s game at SunTrust Park are encouraged to buy their parking and tickets before arriving at the park. Please make sure to purchase a parking pass for the UGA/Missouri game. You can purchase parking HERE! Please note that you may have to purchase tickets separately from Ticketmaster. This will require two transactions – one for parking and one for tickets. Tickets will also be sold on game day at SunTrust Park starting at 9:30 am, and the stadium opens at noon. Because only one lot will accept on-site payments on game day, please be prepared and purchase parking in advance.
For directions to your parking spot/the stadium, please use the Waze App and type in “SunTrust Park” then click “where to park” and select your parking lot. That is the easiest way to navigate to different parking lots at the stadium.
Series History: Missouri holds a 7-5 edge over the Bulldogs including 5-1 in Athens while the Bulldogs are 4-2 against the Tigers in Columbia. Georgia captured the Missouri series last season in Columbia 2-1 while the Tigers swept Georgia at Foley Field in 2015. The Bulldogs won the 2014 series 2-1 in Columbia while the Tigers took the series 2-1 in Athens in 2013. Georgia’s Ike Cousins head baseball coach Scott Stricklin is in his fourth season at the helm while Missouri head coach Steve Bieser is in his first year with the Tigers.
The Bulldogs are batting .264 as a team while they have an ERA of 4.65 and a fielding percentage of .955. In the road series win over UT last weekend, Georgia batted .240 with a 3.46 ERA and fielded .971. This year, Missouri is batting .292 with a 3.08 ERA and a .963 fielding percentage.
In the SEC this year, Georgia lost three to No. 6 LSU in Baton Rouge, went 1-2 against No. 16 Auburn in Athens and 2-1 over Tennessee in Knoxville. Missouri swept Alabama in Tuscaloosa, went 1-2 versus Arkansas in Columbia and dropped three one-run games to No. 9 Florida in Columbia.
Georgia’s rotation likely will be the same as last week against UT with senior LHP Andrew Gist (1-2, 4.02 ERA) going on Friday followed by sophomore LHP Kevin Smith (1-3, 6.43 ERA) and junior RHP Chase Adkins (4-2, 2.62 ERA). Adkins tallied a career-high 10 strikeouts over 6.1 innings last Sunday to clinch an SEC road series. Missouri’s rotation will feature junior RHP Tanner Houck (3-3, 2.98 ERA), sophomore LHP Michael Plassmeyer (4-1, 2.97 ERA) and junior RHP Bryce Montes De Oca (2-1, 2.96 ERA).
CLICK HERE for the complete game notes for the Georgia Bulldogs versus the Missouri Tigers baseball series.
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
SPECIAL PROMOTION FOR THE MISSOURI SERIES
Thursday, April 6: The first 750 fans receive a Georgia Baseball t-shirt
SunTrust Park Parking & Tickets For Saturday, April 8th
Bulldog fans headed to SunTrust Park are encouraged to purchase parking and tickets in advance at one of the available lots.
Link to purchase Parking for SunTrust Game: CLICK HERE
Because parking is dispersed around the ballpark, this will enable you to use the “Waze” app for directions that will guide you directly to your parking spot. Simply type in “SunTrust Park,” then press “Where to Park” and select your parking lot. This is the easiest way to navigate the stadium and parking lots. Because only one lot will accept on-site payments on game day, please be prepared and purchase in advance.
Link to purchase Tickets for SunTrust Game: CLICK HERE
TV: ESPNU on Thursday (Steve Lenox & Mike Rooney via Remote); SECN+ on Friday (Kaleb Frady & Jason Jacobs); None for Saturday
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.
Live Stats: www.georgiadogs.com, go to the Schedule Page, find the game, click on GameTracker Link
Additional Coverage on Twitter: @BaseballUGA