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BSB: Missouri Visits Athens Starting Tonight

Dylan Goldstein – Georgia vs. Kennesaw State – April 09, 2024 – UGA 15, KSU 5

Georgia begins a Southeastern Conference series with Missouri Thursday with first pitch slated for 7:02 p.m. on the SEC Network.

Friday and Saturday’s games will be streamed on SECN+, and the entire series will be available on the Georgia Bulldog Sports Network.





The Bulldogs (25-8, 5-7 SEC) are glad to be home after playing three of their first four SEC series on the road including the past two weekends. The Tigers (15-19, 4-8 SEC) swept fourth-ranked Florida in Columbia last weekend. However, they dropped a midweek affair with SIU-Edwardsville 5-4 before coming to Athens. Georgia bounced back from going 1-2 at No. 19 Mississippi State with a 15-5 run-rule victory over Kennesaw State in eight innings here this past Tuesday.

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Georgia and Tennessee lead the nation with 89 home runs. The Bulldogs are batting .323 with a .634 slugging percentage and .448 on base percentage. The team ERA is 5.25 and team fielding percentage is .975. Missouri enters the series batting .247 with 33 home runs, a .391 slugging percentage and .358 on base percentage. The Tigers own a 5.32 ERA and a .974 fielding percentage.

The Bulldogs are led by sophomore All-America Charlie Condon who ranks among the national leaders in several offensive categories. He is batting .468 with an NCAA-best 21 home runs while tallying 44 RBI. Senior Corey Collins is next at .382-12-32. Freshman Tre Phelps has seen his average jump to .356 of late. He is enjoying a five-game stretch where he is batting .4524, going 11-for-21 with six RBI. The Tigers top hitters include sophomores Brock Daniels (.341-3-18) and Jackson Lovich (.307-6-21) plus­ senior Trevor Austin (.279-8-21)

Series History: The series with the Tigers began when they joined the SEC in 2013. It is tied at 15-15. Missouri swept Georgia last year 13-3, 14-12 and 5-4, and the Tigers won the series in Athens 2-1 in 2022. Georgia’s last series win came 2021 in Columbia (2-1), and the last one in Athens came via sweep in 2019. In 2017, the final game of the series here was played at then SunTrust Park in Atlanta, which marked the first-ever game open to the public in the Atlanta Braves new field. A crowd of 33,025 saw the Tigers beat Georgia 6-1 to win the series. It was the second largest crowd in college baseball history.

Starting Rotation: Georgia’s rotation for the Missouri series will feature sophomore left-hander Jarvis Evans (2-1, 4.50 ERA) on Thursday followed by sophomore right-hander Leighton Finley (2-1, 4.96 ERA) on Friday while Saturday’s starter is TBA. Missouri’s rotation is TBA.

Thursday @  7:02 p.m. ET (SEC Network)

Radio: 960TheRef (Jeff Dantzler & David Johnston)


TV: SEC Network (Sam Ravech and Gregg Olson)


Live Stats: https://georgiadogs.com/sidearmstats/baseball/summary

Friday @ 6 p.m. ET (SECN+)

Radio: 960TheRef (Jeff Dantzler & David Johnston)


TV: SECN (Matt Stewart & Jason Jacobs)


Live Stats: https://georgiadogs.com/sidearmstats/baseball/summary

Saturday @ 3:30 p.m. ET (SECN+)

Radio: 960TheRef (Jeff Dantzler & David Johnston)


TV: SECN (Matt Stewart & Jason Jacobs)


Live Stats: https://georgiadogs.com/sidearmstats/baseball/summary

Foley Field Tickets/Parking/Promotion Information

*Limited tickets remain for Thurs. & Fri. Only, General Admission Seating: $10; Sat. (Sold Out),

*Call 1-877-542-1231 or order online at https://georgiadogs.evenue.net/list/BBS

*Foley Field Gates/Ticket Windows open one hour before game time.

*Free parking is available in the commuter surface lot behind the outfield. 

*Please note this season Rutherford Street, next to Foley Field, will be closed to vehicle traffic one hour prior to baseball games until 30 minutes post-game.

*UGA Student Tickets: Free Admission with UGA ID; Enter Student Gate G on Rutherford Street

*Special Promotions/Giveaway: Thursday: First 500 UGA Students get a Throwback Hat; Friday: 1st 500 fans get a Throwback jersey; Saturday: Anthem Buddies (pregame) and Kids Run the Bases (postgame)

*Friday: Recognition of the “Fearless Five” UGA students Eleanor Cart, Kaitlyn Iannace, Jane McArdle, Clarke Jones and Molly McCollum who heroically saved a woman and her two children after their vehicle left the road and ended in a creek in rural Burke County. The students were on their way to Savannah for St. Patrick’s Day. They have been recognized by UGA and the Sardis Police Department for their teamwork, courage, and bravery.

Rugby: UGA Qualifies for National Collegiate Rugby 7’s Tournament

UGA Men’s Rugby has qualified to compete in the National Collegiate Rugby 7’s Tournament on April 26th in Washington, DC. We are a student-ran organization and would really appreciate any help you could provide. Your contributions would go towards travel, hotels, and other necessary expenses. This is the first time that the UGA Rugby Club will be attending this event and represents a major accomplishment for the club. Thank you and Go Dawgs!

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