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Softball: Georgia rolls USC Upstate 6-0

 The 12th-ranked Georgia softball team shut out USC Upstate, 6-0, at Jack Turner Stadium Wednesday evening.

Georgia climbs to 34-10 on the season.





The Bulldogs scattered 11 hits in the game, led by three from Sara Mosley, including a pair of doubles. Dallis Goodnight and Jaiden Fields added two hits apiece to the lineup. Mosley and Fields each drove in two runs.





Madison Kerpics worked three shutout innings in her start, getting a no decision. Shelby Walters (16-3) earned the win out of the pen, working three and a third shutout innings. Riley Orcutt closed the game, working the final two outs.

Goodnight led off the first with a bunt for a hit, stole second, and took third on a wild pitch. She immediately scored on a single up the middle from Mosley. Following a walk to Jayda Kearney, Fields fired a hard hit past a diving shortstop to drive in Mosley. Georgia proceeded to load the bases then a sac fly off the bat of Sydney Kuma allowed Kearney to tag and score, putting Georgia in front 3-0 in the opening frame.

RBI hits from Mosley and Fields drove in two more runs in the second for the Dogs, lengthening the lead to 5-0.

Jaydyn Goodwin sent the first pitch of the sixth inning over the wall in right to bring the lead to 6-0. It was her fourth home run of the season.

The Spartans (31-15) put to on in the seventh, but Orcutt worked out of the jam, preserving the shutout.

The Bulldogs host South Carolina this weekend at Jack Turner Stadium in the final home SEC series of the season. The series begins Friday at 6:30 p.m. streaming live on SEC Network+.


Baseball: Arkansas (#5) visits Foley for three games series beginning tonight

Parks Harber

Georgia resumes Southeastern Conference play with fifth-ranked Arkansas visiting Foley Field for a three-game series starting tonight at 7:02 p.m. on SEC Network and the Georgia Bulldog Sports Network.

Georgia (20-17, 4-11 SEC) finally returns to Foley Field after spending three of the past four weekends on the road in the rugged SEC.  Fifth-ranked Arkansas (30-7, 11-4 SEC) marks the fourth straight top 10 SEC opponent for the Bulldogs who went 1-2 last weekend at No.  2 Florida. Georgia stunned the Gators with a seven-run ninth to take the opener 13-11 and then game two was 1-1 going to the ninth before the Gators posted a 2-1 walk-off. It marked Georgia’s fifth one-run loss of the year.

Georgia got its first one-run win this past Tuesday with a 5-4 road victory over Clemson that featured the Bulldogs throwing out the tying run at the plate to end the contest! RF Josh Stinson threw to 2B Mason LaPlante who fired home to C Fernando Gonzalez for the win. It was Stinson who drove in the go-ahead run with an RBI-double in the fourth as neither team scored over the final five frames. Meanwhile, the Razorbacks lead the Western Division and just swept Tennessee last weekend in Fayetteville. They dispatched UCA 6-3 this past Tuesday for their 30th win including going 25-3 at home. UA is just 3-3 on the road.

Series History: Arkansas holds a 37-25 edge in the series history that began at the 1987 College World Series. UA eliminated Georgia 5-4. The teams last met in 2021 with UA winning a home series 2-1 as well as a game at the SEC Tournament. The last SEC series in Athens came in 2018 with the Bulldogs taking that one 2-1 including a dramatic double play to secure a 3-2 win as the tying run was thrown out at the plate by LF Keegan McGovern. Incidentally, that was the last time Georgia won a game that ended with a runner being thrown out at home until this past Tuesday!

On The Mound: Georgia’s rotation will be freshman RHP Kolten Smith (1-1, 4.80), junior LHP Charlie Goldstein (1-1, 5.67) and junior LHP Liam Sullivan (3-2, 5.59). Arkansas has named only Thursday’s starter in junior LHP Hunter Hollan (6-1, 2.81) with games two and three TBA.

        For the season, the Bulldogs have a 6.32 ERA with 352 strikeouts and 186 walks. Opponents are batting .265 against the Bulldogs. The Razorbacks sport a 4.77 ERA with 323 strikeouts and 149 walks. Opponents are hitting .267 against UA.

At The Plate: Georgia is batting .290 with 65 home runs, a .387 on base percentage and is 19-for-22 in stolen base attempts. Georgia’s leading hitter is Charlie Condon, a National Freshman of the Year candidate, who is batting .444 with 17 home runs and 53 RBI.

        Arkansas is batting .291 with 60 home runs, a .406 on base percentage and is 33-for-44 in stolen base attempts. The Razorbacks top hitter is junior Jace Bohrofen (.388-10-32), and he earned National Player of the Week honors this past Monday,

Journey to Zero Waste Weekend at Foley Field:  During UGA’s three-game series against Arkansas, everything at the baseball stadium will be diverted from the landfill. All cups and plates will be composted, recycling will be available for bottles and cans. Members of UGA’s Office of Sustainability along with student volunteers will be on hand to explain to fans the benefits of these efforts. Hunter Scully, a master of natural resources student in the UGA Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources helped organize the efforts of this this project. For more on this or to volunteer, please click here.

Radio/TV/Live Stats Information

Thursday at 7 pm at Foley Field, Athens (SEC Network)

Radio: 960TheRef: https://georgiadogs.com/watch/?Live=4394&type=Archive

TV: SEC Network (John Schriffen & David Dellucci) https://www.espn.com/watch/player?id=d43e922c-5913-480d-b2bb-cafa2c5ba795

{Re-air link: https://www.espn.com/watch/player?id=0c24e1c7-6f8f-4861-8f6d-ef5d2febb248

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

Friday at 6 p.m. at Foley Field, Athens (SECN+)

Radio: 960TheRef: h https://georgiadogs.com/watch/?Live=4395&type=Archive

TV: Streaming: SECN+ (Matt Stewart, Jason Jacobs): https://www.espn.com/watch/player?id=8f15da7f-435b-498c-a437-b2f4cf3b2f1e

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

Saturday at 2 p.m. at Foley Field, Athens (SECN+)

Radio: 960TheRef: https://georgiadogs.com/watch/?Live=4396&type=Archive

TV: SEC TV: Streaming: SECN+ (Matt Stewart, Jason Jacobs): https://www.espn.com/watch/player?id=a0d37c3e-c689-4f51-b8c7-f7503f9b90f2

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

Tickets/Parking/Promotion Information

*A limited number of tickets are available in the Left Field Bleachers and in the Right Field Bleachers.

*Fans can get seats from other fans through our official secondary ticketing partner StubHub.

*Fans with tickets who are unable to come are encouraged to transfer them to other Bulldog fans, return them to UGAAA or resell them on StubHub.

*Foley Field Gates open one hour before game time.

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

MGolf: UGA opens SEC Championship play in 10th

Connor Creasy >>> 📸: Steven Colquitt

The University of Georgia men’s golf team opened the 2023 Southeastern Championship with an even-par 280 on Wednesday at the Sea Island Golf Club – Seaside Course.

The 14-team field at the SEC Championship features eight teams that are ranked in the Bushnell/Golfweek Division I Coaches poll. No. 15 Texas A&M holds the 18-hole team lead after firing an opening round of 11-under-par 269. 18th-ranked Alabama is second at 10-under-par 270, and No. 8 Auburn is third at 9-under-par 271. The Bulldogs currently sit in 10th place at even par. Alabama’s Thomas Ponder and Tennessee’s Caleb Surratt hold the 18-hole individual lead after shooting rounds of 6-under-par 64.

The Bulldogs were paced by senior Connor Creasy and sophomore Buck Brumlow, who carded rounds of 1-under-par 69. The pair are currently tied for 23rd. Senior Ben van Wyk and junior Caleb Manuel each turned in rounds of 1-over-par 71 (T39), while sophomore Maxwell Ford rounded out the Bulldogs with an opening round 5-over-par 75 (T62).

Georgia will return to the course Thursday, April 20, for round two of the SEC Championship. The Bulldogs will begin play off of hole ten at 8:20 a.m. and will be paired with LSU and Missouri. You can follow along at Golfstat.com.

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Greg is closing in on 15 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.