Friday, April 5, 2013

SEC Weekend: Georgia Bulldogs

♦  Be sure to check out Sam Nasci's Mizzou Matchup preview of the Georgia Bulldogs here at

♦ Also check out our off-season South By Southeast posts about Georgia Baseball:

Mizzou Baseball traveling to Georgia (posted by Case Munson on

Mailbag: Spring football, baseball concerns, basketball offseason (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)
I get asked a version of this question after every loss – and obviously there have been a lot of them, including nine in a row before Georgia finally beat Clemson on Wednesday night.

Some have asked whether Greg McGarity would make a move during the season. I seriously doubt that, at least as long as Georgia is still in the running for the SEC tournament, which this year qualifies 12 of the conference’s 14 teams. McGarity won’t pull the plug on the season as long as there’s still a chance, and despite the 0-6 start, the new tournament format gives the Bulldogs plenty of chance.

Long-term, however, it’s clear that the baseball team needs to win more, and win soon. Perno has already been given plenty of rope, and deservedly so, because the two major injuries that have happened to their program within the last few years can’t just be glossed over. Perno, in guiding his alma mater to three CWS appearances, has also earned that rope. But he might be at the end of it soon. I haven’t personally spoken about it with McGarity lately, on or off the record, but in conversations with others around the building, there is a sense that the team will need an extremely strong finish, or there will have to be major changes before 2014...
Georgia snaps losing streak at Clemson's expense, 5-3 (Orange and White)
In the sixth, left fielder Hunter Cole got in on that action, lofting a fly-ball that carried over the left field fence for a 3-1 Georgia advantage.

Led by Cole, the one through four hitters in the Bulldogs’ lineup did the damage, scoring four of the five runs and accounting for five of the Bulldogs’ seven hits. Cole finished 2-for-4 on the night with two runs scored and an RBI...

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