UGA baseball experiencing highs, lows

Georgia Sports Communications

After a tumultuous start to the 2013 season, the Diamond Dawgs shrugged off the early season jitters with an extraordinary hitting performance in the team’s three-game series against the UAB Blazers last weekend. Not only did Georgia whip out the broomsticks for the sweep, the Dawgs put together the longest winning streak of the season, averaging a whopping 11 runs per game during that span. The Bulldogs also accumulated a total of 43 hits, including a season-high 21 hits on March 1. The Dawgs are certainly playing with more confidence, which has led to the team’s recent success.

“It’s good to win a series,” said Georgia coach David Perno. “Our team has great confidence and the players are feeding off of each other. We’re in a good place right now.”

Georgia’s three-game winning streak was snapped by Western Carolina on Tuesday with a 12-7 loss. Pitching was clearly the achilles heel in the Dawgs’ defeat, a game in which the team didn’t have a single pitcher surpass three innings. With 10 out of the next 13 games at Foley Field, the Diamond Dawgs must make it a priority to capitalize on the homestretch.


It is that time of year again for Georgia football spring practice. After a couple months of rest and relaxation, head coach Mark Richt and the Bulldogs began spring practice at the Woodruff Practice fields on March 2 in less than ideal weather conditions.

“We actually got a little snow, so that was interesting for spring ball,” said Richt.

Regardless of the inclement weather, the Bulldogs practiced hard and showed high energy, especially for the inaugural practice.

“Overall, the tempo was great,” said Richt. “The attitude was good. Everyone was coaching hard, everybody was playing hard.”

This 2013 squad has its work cut out for them, especially on the defensive side of the ball. The Bulldogs lost 12 defensive starters to the NFL draft and/or graduation, including twotime, All-American outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, who led the nation in sacks with 14.5.

The Georgia football team held its second practice of the spring at the Woodruff Practice fields on Tuesday for two hours. The Bulldogs have 13 more practices to gel before the annual G-day scrimmage on April 1.

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