Georgia Baseball Swats The Yellow Jackets at Turner Field


The Georgia Nation, sufferer of losses in football, basketball and baseball to the hated enemy on North Avenue, washed itself in the redemptive waters of victory as the Georgia Baseball team whipped the Yellow Jackets. Now, THAT’S more like it.

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A win over your archrival will wash a lot of bad taste out of your mouth.

Tuesday night at Turner Field in Atlanta, the Georgia baseball team used a resounding shut out win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to wash away the bitterness of an entire season.

The Bulldogs wrapped three one-run innings around a three run sixth inning for six runs on the night. It was more than enough as the Bulldog pitchers, backed by flawless defense, combined for a one hit gem to shut out the Yellow Jackets.

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Jared Walsh struck out six and gave up a hit and a walk through the first five innings. Mike Mancuso, Bo Tucker, and Tyler Hicks shared the next three and two third innings before the senior from Athens, Jared Cheek was awarded the honor of getting the last out against the ancient foe. The Bulldog pitchers forced seven stranded runners.

“Jared Walsh set the tone,” Georgia coach Scott Stricklin said to “He started off slow, walks the leadoff guy and then after that he was downright nasty. He was really, really good. I think that’s the best he’s been. He could have gone a little bit longer, but we wanted to use some guys out of the bullpen.”

Meanwhile, the Bulldog bats pounded out 11 hits, challenging the Tech pitchers throughout the night. Daniel Nichols led the Bulldogs with three hits, a home run and five runs batted in.

“That was a bomb, a 3-1 changeup that got left up in the zone,” Stricklin told of Nichols’ home run. “Daniel’s been on fire. Three for four and got the big hit on Sunday so he’s riding high right now and we need him to keep on rolling.”

Georgia came into the game after taking two of three at Kentucky and the Dawgs have some much-needed momentum going into the final series of the season at Foley Field against Arkansas when the Dawgs will play for the last spot in the SEC Tournament. But more importantly, the Dawgs broke a drought of three varsity men’s losses in football, basketball and baseball to Georgia Tech.

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