BASEBALL: Dawgs Open Season with Albany Today
The No. 14 Georgia Bulldogs open the 2022 season Friday at Foley Field against the University at Albany Great Danes with the first pitch set for 2:02 p.m. The entire three-game series will be available on the Georgia Bulldog Sports Network and streamed on SEC Network+.
Georgia welcomes back 29 returning lettermen including eight starting position players and 13 pitchers who logged innings a year ago. Junior RHP Jonathan Cannon and sophomore LHP Jaden Woods were named to the preseason All-SEC 2nd Team in a vote of the league’s coaches. Also, Georgia was picked to finish third in the Eastern Division behind Vanderbilt and Florida. Arkansas was picked to win the West while Ole Miss was the favorite to win the league title. Cannon, who will start Opening Day, made a couple of preseason All-America teams too. Four Bulldog starters have already earned their degree including the leading returning hitter in outfielder Connor Tate (.344-10-33). Georgia is 5-3 on Opening Day in the Scott Stricklin era. He is in his ninth season as the Ike Cousins head baseball coach.
The Great Danes were picked to finish fourth in the America East Coaches’ Poll with Stony Brook the favorite. Albany posted a 22-25 mark last year. The Great Danes return redshirt senior infielder Johnny Marti who led the team in batting (.349), home runs (7), and RBI (41), and their top three starting pitchers in redshirt senior Ray Weber (7-2, 3.69) and redshirt sophomores Anthony Germinerio (3-5, 3.97) and Cregg Scherrer (4-4, 4.92).
Pitching Matchups: UGA vs. Albany
Game 1 Friday at 2 pm: Jonathan Cannon (4-2, 3.98 ERA, RHP, Jr.) vs. Ray Weber (7-2, 3.69, RHP, RSr.)
Honorary First Pitch: Bulldog national championship QB Stetson Bennett
Game 2 Saturday at 3 pm: Liam Sullivan (1-2, 3.99, LHP, So.) vs. Anthony Germinerio (3-5, 3.97 ERA, RHP, RSo.)
Honorary First Pitch: Former Bulldog LHP Ben Harris who is now in the L.A. Dodgers organization
Game 3 Sunday at 1 pm: Dylan Ross (6-2, 3.88 ERA, RHP, Jr.) vs. Cregg Scherrer (4-4, 4.92 ERA, LHP, RSo.)
Georgia Baseball Radio Links
Georgia Bulldog Sports Network (Announcers: Jeff Dantzler, David Johnston)
Free audio streaming of all Georgia Bulldogs games can be heard using the Gameday LIVE app.
Optimized for iOS7+ and Android 4.0+, Georgiadogs.com Gameday LIVE is now available for both smartphone and tablet in App Store and Google Play marketplaces. Georgiadogs.com Gameday LIVE is the official mobile application of Georgia athletics. Get the app here: georgiadogs.com/wireless/.
Friday Pregame Show at 1:40 pm ET: https://georgiadogs.com/watch/?Live=4136&sport=1&type=Live
Saturday Pregame Show at 2:40 pm ET: https://georgiadogs.com/watch/?Live=4137&sport=1&type=Live
Sunday Pregame Show at 12:40 pm ET: https://georgiadogs.com/watch/?Live=4138&sport=1&type=Live
SEC Network+ TV Links
All live video streaming for games will be carried on the SEC Network +.
The Albany series will be a two-camera simulcast featuring radio announcers Jeff Dantzler and David Johnson
Promotions This Series
See the promotions table for Georgia Baseball posters, roster cards, schedule cards and magnets.
Friday: 750 ‘The Dawgs Are Back’ t-shirts and pizza for the first 400 UGA students
Sunday: Family Fun Day; Pre-Game: Anthem Buddies; Post-Game: Kids Run The Bases
Alcohol Sales Available
Following the successful launch of alcohol sales at Stegeman Coliseum for both men’s and women’s basketball games, Georgia Athletics has announced it will carry over its pilot program to both baseball and softball this year. In compliance with the SEC policy on alcohol at athletic events, the UGAAA will sale a variety of domestic, import, craft and premium beer at designated concession stands inside Foley Field. Sales will begin with the season opener on Friday for baseball.
SOFTBALL: 13/18 Georgia (5-1) hosting the Red & Black Showcase Beginning Today
Dates: Feb. 18-20, 2022
Location: Athens, Ga.
Stadium: Jack Turner Softball Stadium
Admission: Free (no tickets required)
Friday, Feb. 18
vs. Delaware – 3:30 p.m.
vs. Boston University – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 19
vs. Boston University – 1 p.m.
vs. Purdue – 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 20
vs. Purdue – 1 p.m.
Streaming: SEC Network+ (Georgia games only)
Play-by-play: Jack Sadighian
The 13th-ranked Georgia softball team opens its home schedule this weekend, hosting the 15th Annual Red & Black Showcase Presented by T-Mobile, beginning Friday at Jack Turner Stadium.
Boston University, Delaware, and Purdue make their way to Athens for the 10-game round-robin tournament. 26 of Georgia’s next 29 games will be played at the friendly confines of Jack Turner Stadium.
Follow the Bulldogs
» All five Georgia games of the Red & Black Showcase will stream live on SEC Network+. Jack Sadighian will call play-by-play.
» Live stat links can be found on the softball schedule at GeorgiaDogs.com.
This Weekend’s Promotions
» Admission to every home regular season Georgia softball game is FREE. No tickets are required. Seating is first-come, first-served.
» Sunday, Feb. 20
– National Muffin Day: Join us at the Jack to win packs of muffins during the game
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