Zack Bowers, Brandon Stephens and Stephen Wrenn all tripled for the Bulldogs in another offensive outburst after scoring 18 runs on Friday. Junior Ryan Lawlor (1-0) earned the win after giving up two runs on four hits in six innings of work.
[break] [break] “We no hit them after the first inning, so defensively again another solid outing,” Georgia head coach Scott Stricklin said. “Ryan got the ball up and made a couple of bad 0-2 pitches (in the first inning), but for him to come back with five scoreless after that, and hitless as well, was huge.”
Nick King (2-4, 1 run scored) and Skyler Weber (1-3, 2 runs scored) continued Georgia’s hot streak at the plate. The Bulldogs finished with 12 hits and five walks after jumping out to a 9-2 lead after three innings. Sean McLaughlin (2 IP, 0 hits, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts) and Connor Jones (1 IP, 0 hits, 0 walks, 3 strikeouts) combined to finish the game for Georgia.
[break] [break] Georgia tied a school record Saturday as for the eighth time in Bulldog history, it tallied three triples in a game. The previous last time came on March 1, 2013 against UAB. The Bulldogs had seven total triples during the 2014 season.
The Panthers’ Christian Slazinik (0-1) received the loss after giving up nine runs in three innings pitched as EIU dropped to 0-2.
[break] [break] Georgia baseball will close out the series against Eastern Illinois at Foley Field on Sunday at 1 p.m.
[break] [break] [break] (All Photos by John Kelley)