On Sunday and after a half-hour rain delay at Foley Field in Athens, GA, the UGA baseball team took game number three in their three-game series with Richmond 5-4. Georgia head coach Scott Stricklin fielded questions after the game to share his thoughts on the Diamond Dogs’ opening weekend.
Head coach Scott Stricklin on the weekend:
“I think we showed a lot of fight this weekend. We were down 6-2 on Friday on Opening Day, and Emerson Hancock didn’t come out and have the weekend that everyone thought he would. We just kept fighting and chipping away. And then today it was tough, (Jacob) Marcus was really good for them early on and it just was an adverse day. Losing Ray Lawrence (Georgia Athletes Outreach/Team United rep.) yesterday was tough on our team, and it was an emotional day, but I’m really proud of the fight our guys showed and I am glad to get a win.”
Coach Stricklin on the freshmen:
“It was Jonathan Cannon yesterday and Will Childers today. I am just excited for those guys. They’re big-time arms and they can really pitch and they are competitive. They have really good baseball IQ and they’re going to be really good.”
Coach Stricklin on Tucker Bradley:
“It was good to see Tucker Bradley get back out there and pitch again. It’s been a while since we’ve seen that. He’s an excitable kid, he loves to win and loves to compete so I love having him on my side.”