Georgia baseball won the opener of a three-game series with Georgia Tech Friday afternoon. The Bulldogs travel to Atlanta for game two on Saturday and game three is Sunday at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville.
The Georgia baseball team set a record six consecutive wins versus Georgia Tech from Apr. 11, 2017 to May 8, 2018. After losing two of three (dangit) to the lowly Yellow Jackets in 2019, the Bulldogs began a new positive streak Friday night by winning a 6-5 thriller at Foley field.
UGA students and fans filled the stadium as expected despite temperatures in the low 40s, a steady breeze and, as always, little shelter against that breeze except the Georgia fan in the next seat.
Emerson Hancock (2-0) got the win, and Ryan Webb earned the save. Tucker Bradley had a monster night at the plate going 3-of-4 with a three-run homer.
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As I reported in my column Thursday, and as most fans know, Georgia usually plays Tech home and away with games scheduled weeks apart. The rubber game of the annual three-game series is played at whatever stadium the Braves call their home field that year.
What I did not know, and what many fans perhaps do not know, is the two teams have not played a three game weekend series at any venue in over 60 years.
Thus, Georgia fans, whether or not the new winning streak continues, this is your chance to see history in the making and history made. It will be chilly again on Saturday, a bit warmer on Sunday. Do you care? Put on extra layers of Red and Black. Go to one or both games.
Yell loud. Bark. Bark again. Bark early and often. But support your Diamond Dawgs! Saturday’s game is 2 p.m. at Georgia Tech’s Russ Chandler Stadium. Sunday’s series finale is also 2 p.m. at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. Give these Dang Good Dawgs the love they deserve.