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Georgia set to face Wofford Tuesday on Diamond
ATHENS, Ga. — The No. 15 Georgia Bulldogs play host to Wofford Tuesday at Foley Field.
The first pitch is set for 5:02 p.m, and the game will be available on the Georgia Bulldog Sports Network and streamed on SEC Network+.
A consensus top 25 team in the preseason polls, the Bulldogs opened the 2022 season by sweeping a three-game home set from the Albany Great Danes, winning 4-2, 7-6 and 9-1.
It marked the fourth Opening Weekend series sweep under Ike Cousins head baseball coach Scott Stricklin. The Bulldogs improved to 6-3 on Opening Day under Stricklin.
This week: Georgia is ranked as high as No. 15 (Baseball America) nationally. The Bulldogs stayed No. 16 in D1Baseball.com and moved up to No. 17 in the Collegiate Baseball weekly poll.
Up next: Georgia battles Wofford, and the Bulldogs lead the all-time series 10-0 dating back to 1956. The Terriers went 2-1 against George Mason in Spartanburg, S.C. The Terriers dropped their opener 11-10 and then bounced back with a 12-4 win Saturday and won a 15-13 slugfest Sunday to claim the series. Wofford was tabbed as the preseason favorite in the Southern Conference (SoCon) by the league’s coaches. Wofford, led by Coach Todd Interdonato, won its first-ever SoCon regular-season title last year going 36-21 overall and 21-9 in the SoCon.
The Bulldogs batted .300 with seven doubles and six home runs against the Great Danes while the pitching staff posted a 3.00 ERA with six walks and 30 strikeouts. Georgia made just one error for a .991 fielding percentage. The Terriers hit .337 with three home runs, fielded .934 (eight errors) and the staff registered a 7.33 ERA with 12 walks and 29 strikeouts against George Mason.
Bulldog redshirt sophomore RHP Garrett Brown will get the start Tuesday. It will be his first action since the abbreviated 2020 campaign when he went 1-2 with a 4.96 ERA in four starts. He missed last year due to elbow surgery and recovery. A 6-7, 218-pound native of Machester, Ga., Brown is in his fourth year at Georgia after a redshirt season in 2019 and a medical redshirt in 2021.
***Courtesy of UGA Sports Communications