Georgia baseball: Bulldogs drop second game of Georgia Southern series

Georgia baseball lost the second game of a three-game series with Georgia Southern 1-0 Tuesday night. The Bulldogs look to avoid a sweep Wednesday night in Statesboro.

Well folks, Georgia baseball lost to Georgia Southern 1-0 in a makeup game in North Augusta Tuesday night and handed the Bulldogs their first series loss of the young season.

Game three is 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 11 at Georgia Southern’s J.I. Clements Stadium in Statesboro. After blistering UMass in a recent three-game sweep, we stand to get swept ourselves for the first time in 2020.

A quote from the March 9 column:

“With another two games vs Georgia Southern followed by a three-game away series versus the detestable Florida Gators, one can only hope Georgia baseball did not needlessly fire off a ton of runs that might better have been saved for later. Yet if pitching and defense remain as stingy as they have been, the Bulldogs might not need many runs. But let’s go ahead and score them anyway just to play it safe.”

In hindsight it would have been lovely to save a few of those 27 runs versus UMass and scored only two of them Tuesday night. Then hold some in reserve for game three.

Tuesday was the first shutout pitched against Georgia this season, a detail you may have already pieced together. With all the live bats in the Georgia baseball lineup, we should not expect to suffer many shutouts in 2020.

I do not intend to get into the prognostication business, because fans may then place wagers based on what I write, and disgruntled bookmakers might want to break my thumbs.

I will predict this. Our Bulldogs will win in Statesboro and avoid the sweep. Most Dawgs like Georgia Southern a lot because of that Erk Russell thing years ago, but no one wants to get swept, even by those you like.

If you want a score or over/under or anything similar please refer to one of a bazillion oddsmaker websites where people are apparently not afraid to get their thumbs broken. As for me, I am only barking out of pure Bulldog pride. This does not mean I know what I am talking about on any Dawn of the Dawg subject. But I was pretty dang clairvoyant on March 9.

As always, Go Dawgs!