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BSB: Dawgs blast five home runs in 14-10 win over South Carolina

Charlie Condon

Fast Facts

 

 

 

 

• Redshirt sophomore Charlie Condon (2-for-4, HR, 2BB, 2 RBI) crushed his NCAA-leading 34th home run as the Bulldogs went back-to-back in the second inning with senior Corey Collins delivering a two-run blast for his 15th of the year. Condon now had had eight straight games with a home run. He has 59 career home runs in 104 games. He extended his hitting streak to 19 games with an RBI-double in the first.

• Sophomore right-hander Kolten Smith came in with one out in the first and provided 5.1 innings of relief, allowing four runs (only one earned) on seven hits with seven strikeouts to improve to 8-2. Chandler Marsh pitched the final two frames with three strikeouts.

• Freshman Tre Phelps (2-for-5, 2 HR, career-high 5 RBI) smacked a three-run home run in the first to make it 4-0. It gave him a six-game hitting streak. He added a two-run blast in the seventh for a 14-7 lead.

 

 

 

 

• Senior Fernando Gonzalez smashed a three-run home run in the fifth for a 10-4 lead. It was his ninth of the year.

• Georgia tallied 11 hits on the night, nine for extra bases including five home runs. The Bulldogs have tallied a school record 127 home runs on the year.

• Senior Corey Collins, the NCAA leader in OB% at .591 reached base in four of his six plate appearances with three walks and a two-run home run.

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Key Quotes

Ike Cousins Head Baseball Coach Wes Johnson

“It was a long day in general. We didn’t play until 8 p.m. I was proud of them the way we came out; we fought, battled and knew it was going to be tough tonight. We didn’t play our best, but we played good enough to win the game. You win on the road in this league, I told our guys, it’s hard and so for us to make some plays. The offense was phenomenal, and Kolten Smith came in and settled things down and Chandler Marsh right there at the end too. Those were all huge for us. Tre (Phelps) had two big homers, Charlie (Condon), Corey (Collins) and Fernando (Gonzalez) hit one too. Dylan (Goldstein) had some good at bats too.”

Chandler Marsh, RHP

“That was a massive team win, one on the road. They are tough to come by, and we had a really good mix between the staff and the bats. We picked each other up. We’ve been working hard. I’m not taking anything granted. It was a struggle for me and disappointing for a couple weeks not to get on the field, and I put my head down and just worked. Now, I’m able to help this team. I think the whole staff is going to get better, I know I have work to do.”

Up Next

Georgia (36-12, 14-11 SEC) continues the SEC series against USC Friday with first pitch set for 5:32 p.m. ET. The game will be available on the SEC Network and the Georgia Bulldog Sports Network.

Box Score

SEC Softball Tourney: UGA vs. Florida posponed – resheduled for this morning

 Thursday afternoon’s SEC Tournament quarterfinal game between (7) Georgia and (2) Florida has been postponed due to weather in the Auburn area. The Bulldogs and Gators will now play Friday morning at 10 a.m. ET live on SEC Network at Jane B. Moore Field.

The winner of Friday morning’s quarterfinal game will face the winner of Game 9 between (3) Texas A&M and (11) South Carolina in the semifinal round on Friday evening on ESPN2.

Georgia defeated host Auburn in a 14-inning marathon on Wednesday night, with heroics from Jayda Kearney and Sarah Gordon lifting the Bulldogs to a 6-5 victory. 


WGOLF: AD Brooks to replace head coach

Georgia golfer Caterina Don during the 2024 Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic at the UGA Golf Course in Athens, Ga., on Saturday, March 30, 2024. (Tony Walsh/UGAAA)

J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Josh Brooks announced a change in leadership of the Georgia women’s golf program on Thursday.

Josh Brewer just completed his 12th season as head coach at Georgia and guided the program to 16 tournament wins.

“I sincerely thank Josh Brewer for his 12 years leading our women’s golf team,” Brooks said. “We feel it is in the best interest of our program to move in a different direction. We wish Josh all the best and appreciate the time he has spent here at the University of Georgia.”

Brewer and the Bulldogs just completed the 2024 season with a sixth-place finish in the NCAA Auburn Regional. Overall, his teams qualified for regionals 10 times and advanced to the NCAA National Championships on four occasions.

A national search for Georgia’s next head coach will begin immediately.

WTEN: Georgia hosts California today in Athens Super Regional

 The No. 7 Georgia women’s tennis team is set to compete for a spot in the 2024 NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals when it hosts No. 10 California in the Athens Super Regional on Friday, May 10 at 4 p.m. ET at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex.

The Bulldogs (22-4, 12-1 SEC) head into the match on a nine-match winning streak this season, all totaling a combined score of 39-2 with seven coming via sweep.

Georgia leads the all-time series 11-7 against California (20-6, 8-2 PAC-12). Both programs last met in 2015, when the Bulldogs took a 4-2 victory over the Golden Bears in the ITA National Team Indoor Championship semifinals.

The matchup will be the fifth top-10 ranked match for Georgia this season, where it sits 2-2 this season in such meetings.

The Bulldogs are well represented in the latest ITA player rankings with seven names earning spots in the list.

In singles, Dasha Vidmanova leads the way for Georgia at No. 16 followed by Alexandra Vecic (No. 41), Mell Reasco (No. 65), Anastasiia Lopata (No. 70) and Mai Nirundorn (No. 87).

On the doubles side, the Bulldogs have two duos ranked in Aysegul Mert and Vidmanova (No. 14) and Guillermina Grant and Nirundorn (No. 55).

No. 7 GEORGIA vs No. 10 CALIFORNIA

Date: Friday, May 10

Time: 4 p.m. ET

Site: Athens, Ga.

Venue: Dan Magill Tennis Complex

Live Video/Scoring: https://gado.gs/bto


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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.