#9 Georgia One-Hits The Citadel at SRP Park, 9-0
SOURCE: UGA ATHLETICS
The ninth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs defeated The Citadel, 9-0, tossing a one-hitter Tuesday evening in front of a crowd of 3,602 at SRP Park.
Four Georgia pitchers – Logan Moody (1-0), Justin Glover, Ryan Webb, and Zac Kristofak – combined to strike out nine batters in Georgia’s fourth one-hit pitching performance of the season. In his second-career start, Moody, a right hander from LaGrange, Ga., notched his first-career win after going five innings, while striking out four, and yielding the lone hit to the visiting Bulldogs. The redshirt-junior faced the minimum amount of batters through four inning thanks to two 6-4-3 double plays.
Georgia (34-12) put a stop to its season-long losing streak at four by recording its first game of at least six runs since March 9th. The Bulldogs led 2-0, before breaking the game open in the eighth inning by a tone of seven runs – Georgia’s fourth time this season scoring at least that mean in an inning. The Citadel Bulldogs fell to 10-33 on the season.
Three Georgia Bulldogs – Riley King (2-4, 2RBI, R, 2B), Cam Shepherd (2-5, 3RBI, R, HR), and John Cable (2-4, RBI, R, 2B, BB) – led the offense with multi-hit games.
Georgia gained the game’s first run in the fourth inning on account of small ball. To start the frame, junior first baseman Patrick Sullivan singled and freshman catcher Shane Marshall reached on a hit-by-pitch. Freshman leftfielder Randon Jernigan executed a sacrifice bunt to move both Bulldog runners over, and then leadoff hitter Tucker Maxwell plated Sullivan on a sacrifice fly.
More small ball added a run in the sixth inning, making it a 2-0 lead. Marshall and Jernigan walked to start the inning, which forced The Citadel to call on the bullpen for the fourth time. Next, Maxwell earned his second sacrifice of the game, but this time of the bunt variety to put two runners in scoring position. Fittingly, King notched the RBI on a sacrifice fly, scoring Marshall.
The seven-run eighth put the game out of reach with only three outs for The Citadel to work with offensively as the away team. Jernigan scored off a wild pitch and Maxwell touched home on a King double for the first two runs. After a LJ Talley walk, Cable doubled off the right-field wall, plating King. Next, Shepherd hit the scoreboard beyond the left-field wall for a three-run home run. Lastly off a pinch hit, junior Austin Biggar singled in freshman right fielder Chaney Rogers for Georgia’s ninth run.
Georgia plays host to Florida for a three-game set this weekend, starting with a Friday 7 p.m. ET first pitch.