ATHENS, GA.------The Georgia Bulldogs close out the regular season with an SEC series against Missouri starting Thursday at Foley Field. First pitch is scheduled for 6:32 p.m. (SECN+). The game will be available on the Georgia Bulldog Sports Network.
Georgia (34-18, 14-13 SEC) is ranked as high as No. 25 (USA TODAY Sports Top 25 Coaches) in the major polls this week. The Bulldogs started the week with an 18-3 rout of Presbyterian Tuesday at Foley Field. The Tigers (26-22, 8-19 SEC) midweek game at Kansas was canceled due to inclement weather. They arrive in town after dropping two of three to Florida this past weekend in Columbia. The Bulldogs have clinched a spot in the 12-team SEC Tournament that begins Tuesday, May 24 in Hoover, Ala., and now look to improve their seeding and bolster their case to be among the 16 national seeds that serve as a host to the upcoming NCAA Tournament (June 3-6). Georgia’s seed and first opponent at the SEC Tournament has yet to be determined. The top four teams get a first-round bye and begin play Wednesday in the double-elimination phase. The other eight teams play single-elimination games on Tuesday. The tournament bracket will be released late Saturday.
Georgia junior Nolan Crisp (1-4, 5.08 ERA) will start Thursday’s opener versus Missouri followed by junior All-America candidate Jonathan Cannon (9-2, 3.01 ERA) on Friday and sophomore LHP Liam Sullivan (3-3, 5.22 ERA) on Saturday. In the NCAA rankings, Cannon is third in victories (9) and seventh in fewest walks allowed (0.84). Missouri will counter with junior RHP Spencer Miles (4-5, 6.61 ERA) on Thursday. Missouri’s Friday starter is TBA while Saturday’s starter will be sophomore RHP Carter Rustad (3-2, 4.07 ERA).
The Missouri series will be Military Appreciation Weekend and feature the annual Senior Day recognition on Saturday. The 10 senior Bulldogs to be honored include: Cory Acton, INF (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.), Jack Gowen, RHP (Folkston), Randon Jernigan, OF (Brunswick), Shane Marshall, C/RHP (Naples, Fla.) and Josh McAllister, INF (Cumming). Also, Ben Anderson, OF (LaGrange), Garrett Blaylock, INF/OF (Asheville, N.C.), Chaney Rogers, 1B/OF (Ringgold), Cole Tate, INF (Bishop) and Connor Tate, OF (Bishop). The Bulldogs will recognize a pair of senior managers too in Andrew Davis and Miles Minge.
Offensively, Georgia is led by the Tate twins who rank 1-2 in batting. Connor is hitting .349 with 10 home runs and 51 RBI while Cole is batting .348 with four home runs and 25 RBI. Connor along with sophomores Parks Harber and Corey Collins share the team lead with 10 home runs apiece. The Tigers top hitter is junior Torin Montgomery (.349-5-41) followed by senior Josh Day (.328-7-29). The leading power threat for Missouri is redshirt junior Luke Mann with 15 home runs to go with a .258 average and 36 RBI.
Probable Pitching Matchups: UGA vs. Missouri; Game Times are 6:30 pm Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. on Saturday G53 #11 Nolan Crisp (1-4, 5.08, RHP, Jr.) vs. #8 Spencer Miles (4-5, 6.61, RHP, Jr.)
G54 #12 Jonathan Cannon (9-2, 3.01, RHP, Jr.) vs. TBA
G55 #14 Liam Sullivan (3-3, 5.22, LHP, So.) vs. #30 Carter Rustad (3-2, 4.07, RHP, So.)
LiveStats Link: https://georgiadogs.com/sidearmstats/baseball/summary
Georgia Baseball Radio Links/TV Stream
Georgia Bulldog Sports Network (Announcers: Jeff Dantzler & David Johnston)
Free audio streaming of all Georgia Bulldogs games can be heard using the Gameday LIVE app.
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Thursday Pregame Radio Show at 6:10 pm ET: https://georgiadogs.com/watch/?Live=4183&type=Live
Friday Pregame Radio Show at 6:10 pm ET: https://georgiadogs.com/watch/?Live=4184&type=Live
Saturday Pregame Radio Show at 1:40 pm ET: https://georgiadogs.com/watch/?Live=4185&type=Live
SEC Network+ TV Links
SEC Network+ Announcers: Matt Stewart & Jason Jacobs
SEC Network+ Link for Thursday: https://www.espn.com/watch/player?id=3943928
SEC Network+ Link for Friday: https://www.espn.com/watch/player?id=3943922
SEC Network+ Link for Saturday: https://www.espn.com/watch/player?id=58f3e330-08d9-48ae-b971-6207aa8c4fdf
Baseball Home Game Tickets/Parking
Ticket sales for the Thursday game of the Missouri series are available online here: https://gado.gs/8hg
Also, fans can get seats from other fans through our official secondary ticketing partner StubHub for the Friday and Saturday games.
Single game tickets are $10 while group tickets (10+ tickets) are $5 each. Currently, single game sales and group tickets are not available for SEC games on Friday or Saturday or for the game. For ticket or group info questions, please call (706) 542-1231, Ext. 1.
Foley Field Gates open one hour before game time.
Free parking is available in the commuter surface lot behind the outfield.
Have A Beverage At Foley Field
Following the successful launch of alcohol sales at Stegeman Coliseum for both men’s and women’s basketball games, Georgia Athletics has announced it will carry over its pilot program to both baseball and softball this year. In compliance with the SEC policy on alcohol at athletic events, the UGAAA will sale a variety of domestic, import, craft and premium beer at designated concession stands inside Foley Field. Complete details on this program can be found here: https://gado.gs/8he
Promotions For The Missouri Series: Military Appreciation Weekend
Thursday: Military & UGAAA Staff Appreciation Weekend: First 1,000 fans receive a camouflage ‘47 brand Georgia baseball hat Friday: Military Appreciation Weekend; Diamond Darlings & Grounds Crew Recognition
Saturday: Senior Day, Face Painters, Anthem Buddies; Postgame: Kids Run The Bases & Catch on the Field
See the promotions table for Georgia Baseball posters, roster cards and statistics.
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