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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southeastern Conference has announced Georgia head softball coach Lu Harris-Champer the 2018 SEC Coach of the Year. Four Bulldog student-athletes earned All-SEC honors including three First Team selections, the league announced Tuesday.   Pitcher Brittany Gray, infielder Alyssa DiCarlo, and outfielder Cortni Emanuel earned First Team All-SEC accolades while infielder Justice Milz earned Second Team honors.   “It’s an honor to be recognized by the coaches in the SEC – I have so much respect for each of them for the way their teams compete and the excellence they bring to the sport we love,” Harris-Champer said. “Crew 22’s determination, hard work, and mindset is a joy to work with every day. It has been a blessing to coach alongside the great minds of Tony Baldwin, Rachele Fico, and Brock Van Faussien. Together, they embody the goal of our program to grow strong, confident young women. Simply put, I love Crew 22.”   Harris-Champer, who wins her third SEC Coach of the Year honor (2003, 2005) guided the Bulldogs to a 43-10 regular-season record, finishing second in the SEC with a 16-8 clip. Georgia’s second-place exceeded expectations as the Bulldogs were picked to finish ninth in the Preseason Poll, finishing in last place a season ago. Georgia won seven of eight conference series including wins over then #2 Florida, #7 Tennessee, and #17 Alabama. The Bulldogs opened the season 26-1, the best start in school history, including a 25-game winning streak to tie the program record. 2018 is the 16th 40-win season under Harris-Champer. Georgia’s 16 SEC wins are the most since 2012 (17). The Bulldogs are expected to make their 17th-consecutive NCAA Regional appearance this month.   For the fourth time in her career, Emanuel earns All-SEC honors. She was honored on the All-Freshman Team in 2015, Second Team in 2016, then First Team a season ago. Emanuel leads the conference this season batting .443 while also leading in hits (82) and ranking third in runs scored (58). In her senior season, she was swiped an SEC-best 47 bags. It's the third time in her career she has cracked Georgia's single-season top-10 list in the category. In her career, Emanuel is one of only three Georgia Bulldogs to record 300 hits in her career, ranking second all-time with 322. She also ranks third with 216 runs scored. She ranks second in career stolen bases with 166 behind Nicole Barber's 257.   DiCarlo picks up All-SEC honors for the third time in a Bulldog uniform (First Team, All-Freshman in 2016; Second Team in 2017). is batting .369 while slugging .769. She has driven in 58 runs including knocking 14 doubles and 16 home runs. She has recorded 123 total bases during her junior campaign. In the league, DiCarlo ranks third in slugging and eighth in RBI. She comes in at second in home runs. Her run production ranks fifth in the country while her 16 home runs ranks eighth.   Despite suffering a season-ending injury, Gray’s spectacular senior season landed her a spot on the First Team All-SEC roster, her first All-SEC honor of her career. She went 16-1 in the circle with a 0.48 ERA with 134 strikeouts. Her 2018 ERA qualified for the best single-season ERA at Georgia. She earned SEC Pitcher of the Week honors to begin the 2018 season. In her career, she ranks fifth in wins (60), ERA (2.06), and appearances (126) while coming in sixth in strikeouts (495), games started (84), shutouts (22.5), and innings pitched (518.2).    Milz, a sophomore, lands a spot on the Second Team, her first All-SEC honor. She has started all 53 games at second base this season. At the plate, she’s batting .364, scattering 60 hits including 11 doubles and 12 home runs with 52 runs batted in. She’s slugging .648 with a .434 on base clip.   Florida’s Amanda Lorenz was named the 2018 SEC Player of the Year while Kelly Barnhill earned Pitcher of the Year. Mia Davidson from Mississippi State was crowned Freshman of the Year. Katie Reed of Kentucky earned Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors.   Georgia will open SEC Tournament play Thursday at 2:30 p.m., EDT, against the winner between Arkansas and Kentucky. The Bulldogs will carry the #2 seed in the tournament.
  • Several items stolen from former UGA linebacker Roquan Smith’s car were recovered late Tuesday night, including his prized Rose Bowl and National Championship jerseys.  Summerville Police (Chattooga County) recovered the items from a teenager who is attending the University of Georgia. A fingerprint recovered from Smith’s car in which the items were stolen lead police to the teenager. The suspect allegedly confessed to Summerville Police that he had taken the items in Athens and brought them to his father’s residence in Summerville.  The Athens-Clarke County Police were notified of the recovery, and arrived late Tuesday night to take possession of the items.  Other items stolen from the car included electronics and an iPad issued to Smith by the Chicago Bears, the team that drafted him in the first round of last month’s NFL Draft. Those items were not recovered with the jerseys.  The name of the teenager has not yet been released. 
  • Sasser Earns National and SEC Player of the Week Honors   Georgia Sports Communications/For Immediate Release/May 7, 2018   ATHENS-----Georgia junior first baseman Adam Sasser has been named Collegiate Baseball’s National Player of the Week as well as the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week, it was announced Monday.   A 6-4, 245-pound native of Evans, Ga., Sasser batted .538 (7-for-13) with four home runs and 10 RBI to lead Georgia to a three-game SEC road sweep of Missouri. He tied a school record with three home runs in one game in Georgia’s 10-6 win on Thursday. On Saturday, he belted his fourth home that capped a 10-pitch at bat in the team’s 7-1 victory.   Sasser leads the team with a .343 batting average, ranks second on the club with eight home runs and third in RBI with 39. He is Georgia’s leading hitter in SEC action at .381-5-24. He has played in 46 games with 39 starts at first base.   The Bulldogs (33-14) own a No. 4 RPI (Rating Percentage Index) according to the NCAA and are a consensus top 20 ranked team. They are ranked as high as No. 9 in Collegiate Baseball’s weekly top 30. Up next, Georgia faces Georgia TechTuesday in the 16th annual Farmview Spring Classic For Kids at SunTrust Park, a benefit for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Tickets and parking can be purchased through Ticketmaster at this link: http://gado.gs/919 First pitch will be at 7:02 p.m. and be televised by the SEC Network and available via the Bulldog Sports Network from IMG.   
  • ATHENS, Ga. — Redshirt freshman Alex Diaz clinched a thrilling 4-3 victory for the Georgia Bulldog men’s tennis team over the No. 18 Kentucky Wildcats to conclude the regular season at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex on Sunday afternoon.   The No. 25 Bulldogs (12-9, 5-7) earned their second-straight win against a ranked Southeastern Conference opponent, capping off the final weekend with wins over the Wildcats and No. 22 Vanderbilt.   “We showed resilience and toughness to kind of hang in there and make a match out of every single court. We just persevered and that’s all we can do at this time,” Georgia head coach Manuel Diaz said. “Great job by Alex [Diaz] today pulling that one out against a veteran player and in a tough situation and tough atmosphere. Having both teams right there in the pressure of the moment, he did very well.”   Georgia contended closely in doubles play against the Wildcats. The 15th-ranked pair of sophomore Robert Loeb and junior Jan Zielinski matched Kentucky’s No. 36 duo of Cesar Bourgois and Gus Benson to a score of four-all. Bourgois and Benson pushed past the Bulldog team for a 6-4 final.   Redshirt freshman Alex Diaz and junior Emil Reinberg led Ryotaro Matsumura and Trey Yates on court three at 5-4 when their match concluded. Sophomore Nathan Ponwith and senior Wayne Montgomery dropped a 6-3 decision to Will Bushamuka and Austin Hassey on court two, giving Kentucky the doubles point.   The Bulldogs ratcheted up their play in singles. All of the first four singles matches advanced into third sets, with Reinberg and Zielinski earning third-set victories after dropping their first and second sets, respectively.   Reinberg, ranked No. 59 nationally, downed Trey Yates on court three by way of a 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 decision. The 38th-ranked Zielinski secured his third-straight win on court two with a 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 win over No. 53 Will Bushamuka. The junior from Warsaw now owns 10 wins over ranked opponents this season, as he posted a stellar 16-2 record in dual play and 8-2 record in SEC play this season.   No. 93 Ponwith regrouped from a 6-4 first set loss to win the second set 6-1, but dropped the third set 6-3 to Austin Hussey on court four. No. 29 Montgomery earned an 8-6 battle in the first tiebreaker over No. 9 Matsumura, but dropped the next two sets 7-5, 6-2.   With the Bulldogs down 3-2, Loeb and Diaz mounted the comeback for the win. Loeb defeated Cesar Bourgois 6-2, 6-4 on court five to tie the score at three. The Hilton Head, South Carolina, native finished the regular season with a 9-3 record in dual play.   Diaz clinched the match on court six, winning 6-4 in the first set and then holding off Gus Benson’s rally in the second set, winning a tiebreaker 7-5 and sealing the 4-3 Georgia win.   Next up, the Bulldogs travel to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for the 2018 SEC Men’s Tennis Tournament, hosted by the University of Alabama on April 26-29. The official bracket will be released this week.   Tennis Match Results Kentucky vs Georgia April 15, 2018 at Athens, Ga. (Dan Magill Tennis Complex)   #25 Georgia 4, #18 Kentucky 3 Singles Results 1. #9 Ryotaro Matsumura (UK) def. #29 Wayne Montgomery (UGA) 6-7 (6), 7-5, 6-2 2. #38 Jan Zielinski (UGA) def. #53 Will Bushamuka (UK) 6-4, 2-6, 6-2 3. #59 Emil Reinberg (UGA) def. Trey Yates (UK) 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 4. Austin Hussey (UK) def. #93 Nathan Ponwith 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 5. Robert Loeb (UGA) def. Cesar Bourgois (UK) 6-2, 6-4 6. Alex Diaz (UGA) def. Gus Benson (UK) 6-4, 7-6 (5)   Doubles Results 1. #36 Cesar Bourgois/Gus Benson (UK) def. #15 Robert Loeb/Jan Zielinski (UGA) 6-4 2. Will Bushamuka/Austin Hassey (UK) def. Wayne Montgomery/Nathan Ponwith (UGA) 6-3 3. Alex Diaz/Emil Reinberg (UGA) vs. Ryotaro Matsumura/Trey Yates (UK) 5-4 (uf)   Match Notes: Kentucky 14-10, 7-5; National ranking #18 Georgia 12-9, 5-7; National ranking #25 Order of finish: Doubles (1,2); Singles (2,4,3,1,5,6)
  • ATHENS---- The 18th-ranked Georgia baseball team will face eighth-ranked Clemson Tuesday at SRP Park, the new home of the Augusta Green Jackets in North Augusta, S.C. First pitch will be at 6:30 p.m. and be available on the Bulldog Sports Network from IMG. There is no television for this contest.   Georgia’s Ike Cousins head baseball coach Scott Stricklin has the Bulldogs off to their best start in nine years. After 32 games, the Bulldogs mark of 23-9 is the best since the 2009 club roared out a 26-6 start. Georgia is ranked as high as No. 10 this week in the top 25 polls while Clemson (25-7) checks in as high as No. 3. In the latest NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI), the Tigers are No. 5 while the Bulldogs are No. 8. Clemson gave up its home game to play at SRP Park, and it will be the home team. The two squads will meet again next Tuesday in Athens at Foley Field.   Georgia will start sophomore right-hander Tony Locey (6-0, 3.07 ERA) while the Tigers counter with freshman right-hander Spencer Strider (3-0, 4.12 ERA). Last Tuesday against Georgia Tech, Locey was on a pitch count and tossed two innings before giving way to the bullpen including junior Kevin Smith who picked up a win in a combined four-hit shutout. Smith struck out a career-high nine in 4.1 innings. This past weekend, the Bulldogs dropped their first SEC series of the year, going 1-2 at No. 15 Vanderbilt. Meanwhile, the Tigers won a road series over Notre Dame 2-1.   Locey is no stranger to pitching in professional ballparks. Last year, he pitched one scoreless inning of relief at SunTrust Park (home of the Atlanta Braves) in the first game open to the public as Georgia faced Missouri on April 8. The game drew a crowd of 33,025, which was the second largest in college baseball history. Then on May 9, he started at SunTrust Park against Georgia Tech and tossed four scoreless innings in front of a crowd of 23,737. He got a no decision and Georgia went on to win 8-7 to sweep the season series.   The Tigers won both on-campus meetings against the Bulldogs the past two years. Last season, they registered a 4-0 win in Athens and a 9-7 victory in Clemson. Georgia’s last win over the Tigers came when it swept the two-game set in 2015.   Georgia is batting .287 with a 3.54 ERA and a .978 fielding percentage. Clemson is hitting .248 with a 3.14 ERA and a .976 fielding percentage. The Bulldogs look to have their leading hitter, senior Keegan McGovern (.364-10-31) return for this weekend’s SEC series with No. 11 Kentucky (22-10, 5-7 SEC), according to Strickin. He left last Friday’s game at No. 15 Vanderbilt after tweaking his back. McGovern is one of four Bulldog regulars hitting at least .300 along with junior designated hitter Michael Curry (.339-6-33), junior first baseman Adam Sasser (.318-2-23) and redshirt freshman catcher Mason Meadows (.314-2-16).   Georgia returns to Foley Field Friday when it starts an SEC series against the nationally ranked Wildcats.   Pitching Matchups: UGA vs. Clemson Tues. at 6:30 pm ET: Tony Locey (6-0, 3.07 ERA), RHP, So. vs. Spencer Strider (3-0, 4.12 ERA), RHP, Fr.    Television/Radio TV: None Radio: Georgia Bulldog Sports Network from IMG College (David Johnston & Jeff Dantzler) Stations: 960 AM-WRFC and selected affiliates (check your local listings), also via the Georgia Bulldogs app and TuneIn app.  
  • ATHENS, Ga. – Four Bulldog pitchers combined to propel the No. 17 Georgia baseball team past Georgia Tech, 4-0, Tuesday evening in front of a season-high, sold out crowd of 3,730 at Foley Field.   For the fourth time in the past six games, the Bulldogs (22-7) have held their opponent scoreless. In total, it marks the sixth shutout of the season – the most since the 2006 Georgia team that advanced to the College World Series and tallied eight shutouts.   The feat almost didn’t fester as the Yellow Jackets (17-12) appeared to take an early 1-0 lead on a sacrifice fly in the first inning, but a video review eradicated the play. The play was overturned; proving Tucker Bradley’s throw from right field paired with Mason Meadows’ tag beat the runner’s hand on the plate thus ending the inning.   From that point forward, the game entered into a pitchers’ duel featuring Georgia Tech’s starter Brant Hurter and Georgia’s duo of starter Tony Locey and then reliever Kevin Smith.   Through six innings, Hurter (2-2) yielded five hits and one run, while the Bulldog twosome kept the Yellow Jackets to just three hits. Locey struck out four of the seven batters he faced in two innings, while Smith (4-1) followed with a career-high nine strikeouts over 4.1 innings.    Hurter settled back in after giving up one fourth-inning run, however the Bulldogs chased him out of the game in the seventh. In a display of small ball, the Bulldogs produced three runs on five singles.   After a leadoff single by LJ Talley, Meadows offered himself up on a potential sacrifice bunt, but the Georgia Tech catcher unsuccessfully tried for Talley at second. Next, streaking down the line and safe was Tucker Maxwell on a bunt to load the bases. Hurter induced a fielder’s choice at home to get the leadoff runner, before exiting.   Upon the pitching change, consecutive run-scoring singles followed from Aaron Schunk, Keegan McGovern and Michael Curry, extending the Georgia lead to 4-0.   With the lead, Zac Kristofak and Aaron Schunk closed out the game on the mound to secure the shutout of game one of the Georgia Tech series. The second game is scheduled for April 24 on the Georgia Tech campus, while the final game will be at SunTrust Park on May 8.   Dawg Tracks- In the first inning, Keegan McGovern and Michael Curry both extended their streak of reaching base safely to 19 games. Additionally, Mason Meadows’ RBI single in the fourth extended the catcher’s on-base streak to 13 straight games. -Georgia starter Tony Locey threw two scoreless innings and struck out four of the seven batters faced to start the staff night. Locey has now gone 13.1 straight innings without giving up a run, dating back to March 13 vs. Kennesaw State. -Following Locey, Kevin Smith pitched 4.1 scoreless innings, striking out a career-high nine batters. The nine sent down tied for the most this season by a Bulldog (Chase Atkins vs. Toledo; 3/9/18) -Georgia has nine more wins than it had last year on April 3.  Coach's CornerIke Cousins Head Baseball Coach Scott Stricklin On the overall performance... 'I thought we pitched really well, and we got those big hits in the seventh inning to expand that lead. The middle of the order got it done – Schunk, McGovern and Curry came up with some big hits. The bottom line, we relied on our pitching staff today. Locey gave us a good start with two innings, and then Kevin Smith was lights out. Nine strikeouts, four and a third. Then, Kristofak and Schunk shut it down.'   On the sellout crowd... 'It was great. There were no seats; we were overflowed. That's what we want. The biggest thing for me is we played really well and got a win, and they'll come back. So we got people excited, and we're excited about the way we're playing, so we hope they keep coming back.' Player's PerspectiveJunior LHP #15 Kevin Smith On his approach on the mound... 'I felt really good. All three pitches were working, so I had a little more back than usual today.'   On the pitching staff's confidence level... 'Our offense is really good. Their pitcher is really good for them, but [the offense] knows we can hold them to minimal runs.'   On the sellout crowd... 'It's good. If we keep winning, the fans come. It's fun to watch. We're playing well right now; it's really fun.' Next UpGeorgia return to the road and to the Southeastern Conference schedule this weekend with a three-game series against No. 16 Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn. The series opener is slotted for Thursday, April 5th at 7 p.m. and it will be aired on ESPNU.
  • ATHENS----Georgia faces another stern test when it plays host to No. 15 Texas A&M in a Southeastern Conference showdown starting Thursday. First pitch will be at 5:02 p.m. The entire series will be televised on SEC Network+ and be available on the Bulldog Sports Network from IMG.   The Bulldogs (19-6, 5-1 SEC) are riding a seven-game winning streak and are 12-1 over their past 13 games. Georgia is 14-1 at home this season while the Aggies are 5-3 on the road. After two weekends of league play, Georgia and Vanderbilt (17-8, 5-1 SEC) are co-leaders in the SEC with a 5-1 SEC mark. Dating back to last season, the Bulldogs have won five straight SEC series with the most recent one a sweep of South Carolina. It marked Georgia’s fifth straight series win over the Gamecocks and first sweep of them since 2008. Also, it was Georgia’s first SEC sweep since 2015 (at Tennessee) and first SEC home sweep since 2012 (Auburn). At 5-1 in the SEC, this is Georgia’s best start since 2002 when it began 7-2. Currently, Arkansas (17-7, 4-2 SEC) and Ole Miss (22-3, 4-2 SEC) share the lead in the Western Division.   The Aggies (20-6, 2-4 SEC) own one of the nation’s top pitching staffs, and they enter the series with a 2.60 ERA and holding opponents to a .223 batting average. Texas A&M opened the SEC slate by dropping a road series to then No. 14 Auburn (2-1) and then lost a home series to then No. 5 Ole Miss (2-1).   Georgia and Texas A&M did not meet until the Aggies joined the SEC, and the Bulldogs served as their first league opponent in 2013. That year, the Aggies swept the Bulldogs in College Station (4-1, 2-1{10} and 11-4). In 2014, Georgia claimed the series 2-1 in Athens, winning 3-2, 6-1 and then dropped the finalé 9-5. The last series came in 2016 back in College Station, and the Aggies posted another sweep, outscoring the Bulldogs 30-3. Thus, Texas A&M leads the series 7-2. In SEC action this year, Georgia is batting .282 with a 3.90 ERA and a .983 Fielding Percentage. The Aggies in SEC play are hitting .250 with a 4.50 ERA and a .957 Fielding Percentage. Both teams are employing their same rotation as last week even with the series moved up a day to Thursday-Saturday due to Easter.   Offensively, Georgia has been led by senior outfielder Keegan McGovern (.378-10-30), sophomore third baseman/pitcher Aaron Schunk (.306-0-16; 1-0, 0.77 ERA, 2 SV, 11.2 IP, 1BB, 16K), junior designated hitter Michael Curry (.347-5-28) and junior first baseman Adam Sasser (.333-2-19). Curry has an 11-game hitting streak. McGovern ranks among the top 10 in the SEC in numerous offensive categories including second in home runs. Schunk had a career-best 16 game-hitting streak end during the USC series but did register his first two career saves.   The Bulldogs appear in two of the four national top 25 polls this week, checking in at No. 23 in Collegiate Baseball’s Top 30 and No. 24 in the USA Today Coaches Poll. Georgia is not in the top 25 polls of Baseball America or D1Baseball.   Pitching Matchups: UGA vs. Texas A&M Thursday: Chase Adkins (2-0, 4.34), RHP, Sr. Vs. Stephen Kolek (3-2, 1.70), RHP, Jr. Friday: Emerson Hancock (3-1, 3.60), RHP, Fr. Vs. John Doxakis (4-0, 1.59), LHP, So. Saturday: Ryan Webb (1-1, 2.88), LHP, Fr. Vs. Mitchell Kilkenny (5-0, 1.86), RHP, Jr.   Television/Radio TV: SEC Network+ (Matt Stewart & Jason Jacobs) Radio: Georgia Bulldog Sports Network from IMG College (David Johnston & Jeff Dantzler) Stations: 960 AM-WRFC and selected affiliates (check your local listings), also via the Georgia Bulldogs app and TuneIn app.   Additional Coverage on Twitter: @BaseballUGA    Tickets/Promotions/Reminder Clear Bag Policy -Foley Field – Gates/Ticket Booth open 2 hours before first pitch. -Reserved Seat Tickets: $8; General Admission Tickets: $5 -Order online or by calling 1-877-542-1231 -UGA Student Tickets: Free Admission with valid UGA Student ID Card -UGA Student Gate is located off Rutherford Street   Promotions Thursday: Utz is giving away 1,000 bags of chips Friday: The first 1,000 fans receive a Georgia Baseball mini-bat Saturday: Anthem Buddies: Kids can stand on the field with the Bulldogs during the national anthem Saturday Postgame: Kids Run The Bases, Play Catch In The Outfield   Foley Field Follows SEC’s Clear Bag Policy In order to enhance safety and expedite fan entry at Georgia athletic events, UGA follows the SEC’s Clear Bag Policy at Foley Field and all other athletic facilities. Only one clear bag no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches (gallon size) per person is permitted. Fans are also allowed a small clutch purse not exceeding 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches. Also, Seat cushions/backs should be no bigger than 16 inches and have no arms or pockets.  
  • ATHENS, Ga. – Seventh-ranked Georgia softball won its midweek series with in-state foe Georgia Southern Wednesday evening, 10-3.   The Bulldogs (27-2) scored in every inning and outhit the Eagles (19-9) 13-to-6. Sophomore second baseman Justice Milz scattered three hits to lead the Georgia offense. Five other Bulldogs each had two hits in the contest while sophomore first baseman Alysen Febrey drove in three runs.   Sophomore right-handed pitcher Mary Wilson Avant pitched three scoreless innings in her second start of the season. She allowed just one hit and fanned five. Freshman right-hander Lauren Mathis pitched two innings in relief in the circle, allowing both Eagle runs. Sophomore righty Amanda Ablan (2-1) earned the win as she pitched the final two innings, allowing a run.   The Bulldogs took a 2-0 in the first inning on a double off the bat of Febrey into right center.   Sophomore center fielder Ciara Bryan led off the bottom of the second with a triple to right center. She immediately scored on a groundout by freshman catcher Jessica Morgan, adding to the lead, 3-0.   Georgia pushed three runs across in the plate in the bottom of the third inning. The stanza began with a hit-by-pitch and back-to-back base hits to load the bases. Morgan singled to center, driving in pinch runner Tyler Armistead. A wild pitch in the dirt scored senior right fielder Kendall Burton. A dropped fly ball off the bat of senior left fielder Cortni Emanuel plated Bryan, lengthening the lead to 6-0 after three.   Two runs came in to score on a base hit up the middle by Alesha Mann in the Eagles’ half of the fifth, narrowing the Bulldog lead to 7-2.   A sacrifice fly off the bat of Febrey widened the margin back to six for Georgia in the bottom of the inning, 8-2.   Georgia Southern’s Logan Harrell hit a solo home run to left in the top of the sixth, narrowing the lead to 8-3.   The Bulldogs continued their scoring streak into the sixth with two more runs. The first scored when Emanuel stole second and the throw to the bag went array, allowing Morgan to come home. The next batter, Milz, reached on a fielding error by the first baseman, extending the inning and plating Emanuel, 10-3.   Georgia takes to the road this weekend for a three-game Southeastern Conference series with #21 Mississippi State. The series begins Friday at 7 p.m., EDT.   Head Coach Lu Harris-Champer 'I think we did a good job just coming out and playing softball. Allison did great tonight and had 3 RBIs, Justice came out and batted incredibly well, and Mary Wilson started us out excellently on the mound. Going on the road this weekend won't be very different for us because we're just going to play softball. We are really looking to take the positives out of every day, these girls can be upset by the outcome but what really matters is the process.'   Sophomore 2B Justice Milz 'I just kept thinking about the weather conditions tonight and knew I just needed to keep hitting groundballs up the middle and that's what happened. The weather doesn't change our game much we just have to maintain a solid mindset through the cold and the wind. My confidence has really skyrocketed going into Mississippi State because I've gotten out of my slump and I'm really excited about it.'   Sophomore RHP Mary Wilson Avant 'I think going out there and being able to command my pitches gave me confidence for the rest of the game. Also, knowing that my defense will always have my back. I think our reps, our hitters, and our defense doing everything we need to do has really boosted our confidence going into our series against Mississippi State. We can always keep our energy high, that's really the main thing we can work on this week.
  • It’s a big weekend for one high school basketball team from Athens.  The Clarke Central Gladiators (25-6) will be playing in the state GHSA AAAAA Final Four against the Warner Robins Demons (25-3) on Saturday for a chance to play for the title. Tipoff is schedule for 8pm in Ft. Valley, Ga.  The Gladiators are coming off  big win over Stockbridge this week that advanced them to play in the state Final Four in Macon. A win would put the Gladiators into the State Championship game which would be played on March 7th against the winner of the Hiram Hornets (23-9) vs. the Miller Grove Wolverines (21-7) which takes place prior to Clarke Central’s game on Saturday. 
  • ATHENS, Ga.--- The Georgia Bulldogs (7-1) combined for a two-hit shutout of the Wofford Terriers 5-0 on Tuesday night at Foley Field behind six dominant innings from sophomore starting pitcher Tim Elliot and three scoreless frames from the bullpen.   The Bulldogs improved to 7-1 on the year, their best eight-game start to a season since 2012. Georgia also recorded its first shutout victory in 24 games, dating back to last season’s 1-0 win on April 22nd against Vanderbilt.   The Bulldogs broke the scoreless tie in the bottom of the third inning using three doubles by National Player of the Week Keegan McGovern, shortstop Cam Shepherd and third baseman Aaron Schunk, giving the Bulldogs a three-run advantage.   Georgia added two insurance runs in the eighth inning after third basemen Aaron Schunk and second basemen L.J. Talley led off the inning with back-to-back singles. After a sacrifice bunt by Trey Logan to advance the runners into scoring position, senior pinch hitter Mitchell Webb cleared the bases with a double giving the Bulldogs a 5-0 cushion heading to the ninth inning.   Freshman relievers Ryan Webb and C.J. Smith combined for three scoreless innings allowing just one Terrier baserunner. In the bottom of the ninth, Smith flashed the leather starting a game ending 1-6-3 double play securing the Bulldogs seventh win of the season.   Dawg Tracks -With his first inning single, Keegan McGovern (2-for-4) has now reached base safely in every game this season.   -DH Michael Curry (1-for-4) has also reached safely in all eight games this season. -With Trey Logan’s eighth inning sacrifice bunt, Georgia now leads the nation in sacrifice bunts with 11. -Freshman C.J. Smith has yet to allow a run in three relief appearances this season. -The Bulldogs 7-1 start is their best start since 2012 when the Bulldogs began the season 8-0. -The Bulldogs laced four doubles tonight, a single-game season high.   Coaches Corner Ike Cousins Head Baseball Coach Scott Stricklin On the pitching staff’s shutout performance… I thought they were great. Timmy Elliott gave us a great start; we needed that. We’ve got seven games in eight days, so you need your starting pitchers to get a lot of innings for you. So Timmy was great. He gave us six, Ryan Webb was really good, and that’s the best I’ve seen C.J. Smith in awhile. I’m really encouraged by what we saw, and the defense behind him was outstanding.”   On a quick turnaround to Georgia’s game with Georgia State tomorrow… “You just have to get some rest, go to class tomorrow and get yourself ready to go. It shouldn’t be tough to get up. Georgia State’s a good team, an in-state rival. A lot of our guys know their guys. They’ll be ready to play. They’re going to bring some fans. It should be a fun night at the park.”   Player’s Perspective Sophomore RHP Tim Elliott On the pitching approach that worked for him tonight… “Right off the bat, I was throwing inside fastballs, and that just gets them off everything. After that, I can pound outside, I can throw my off-speed, and they don’t know what’s coming.”   On the offensive and defensive support… “It was awesome. I can’t ask for anything else from my teammates. They come out, they give me some runs, give me some comfort, and then they make huge plays behind me on the field – those two double plays were huge.”
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    Logan Booker is the producer for Classic City Today on 98.7FM and AM 1340 WGAU from 6am-10am weekdays, and occasionally contributes on-air with Tim Bryant. Logan also covers the midday news on WGAU Monday-Friday. On occasion, he fills as a co-host of The Morning Show on 960 The Ref. 

    Logan has covered UGA sports since 2012, previously with Bulldawg Illustrated. 

    He is a graduate of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, where he earned a degree in magazine journalism in addition to a Grady Sports Media certificate. He was born and raised in Lawrenceville, Georgia, and in addition to his current home in Bethlehem, Georgia, he spends lots of time with his dog and his boat in Lincoln County, Georgia. 

     

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  • Thrive on the road and play lackluster at home was becoming a trend for the Braves, but they bucked it in spectacular fashion Sunday afternoon with a ninth-inning rally for the ages. Dansby Swanson’s two-out, two-run single capped a six-run final inning and gave the Braves a thrilling 10-9 walk-off win over the Marlins to clinch a series and finish the homestand with a flourish at SunTrust Park. “There’s not many words I can say,” said first baseman Freddie Freeman, who had the first of the Braves’ four two-out hits in the ninth. “That was probably one of the most exciting games I’ve every played in or been a part of. What these guys have been doing, just grinding at-bats no matter what the score is, that was pretty incredible to watch.” Swanson capped it with his pulled line-drive hit to left field on a 98-mph fastball from Tayron Guerrero with the count 2-2, after Swanson had fouled off two other 98-mph heaters. The hit would’ve been a double but Swanson was mobbed by teammates after crossing first base. “I do enjoy those situations,” Swanson said after his second major league walk-off hit and first this season. “If the game’s going to be on the line I’d like to be up there, and I feel like everybody else in the dugout feels the same way with themselves. It just shows a lot about who we are and what we take pride in.” It was the biggest ninth-inning comeback win for the Braves since Brooks Conrad’s walk-off grand slam capped a seven-run ninth inning for a 10-9 win against the Reds exactly eight years earlier, on May 20, 2010 at Turner Field. This time, the Braves rallied without so much as an extra-base hit in the ninth, instead getting it done with three walks -- including Ryan Flaherty’s with one out to start the rally -- plus a sacrifice fly, five singles and a Marlins error. “Yeah, great at-bats,” said Braves veteran Nick Markakis, who followed Ronald Acuna’s sacrifice fly and Freeman’s two-out single with an RBI hit that drove in the third run of the inning. “Don’t try to do too much, just put the ball in play and let everything play out itself.” Since Brian Snitker took over as manager of the Braves on May 16, 2016 -- interim manager initially -- his team leads the majors with 43 wins in its final at-bat, including six this season. “We have fun as a team, and we’re good,” Markakis said. “We’re good and we have fun and that leads to good things. Today was a team win, not just one person doing it but everybody, and it was awesome.” Julio Teheran gave up a slam and Marlins led 6-0 after five innings, but the National League East’s last-place team couldn’t hold on against the division-leading Braves. The Braves finished a 3-2 homestand and head to Philadelphia to start a three-game series Tuesday against the second-place Phillies, who are 1 ½ games back. The Braves scored nine runs in the final four innings, and their ninth-inning rally continued after the Markakis hit with a Tyler Flowers walk and an RBI single from pinch hitter Kurt Suzuki. Johan Camargo drew a two-out walk against Guerrero to load the bases and brought up Swanson, who was nearly hit by a pitch before his drive to left field brought in the tying and winning runs. Teheran didn’t allow a hit until the fourth inning, when he fell apart in a six-run frame that saw the Marlins send 11 batters to the plate and rookie Lewis Brinson hit the first grand slam of his career. The Braves had only one hit in the first five innings against Marlins left-hander Wei-Yin Chen and trailed 6-0 before getting two runs in the sixth on four consecutive one-out singles including run-scoring hits from Freeman and Markakis to chase Chen from the game. Teheran was 4-1 with a 2.20 ERA in his past seven starts before Sunday, when he gave up seven hits, six runs, three walks and hit two batters in five innings. He hit Miguel Rojas twice with pitches before Rojas homered twice in the late innings against relievers Lucas Sims and A.J. Minter. Teheran’s problems in the fourth inning began when Justin Bour hit a leadoff triple that caromed off the center-field wall and left Ender Inciarte in a heap on the warning track, after Inciarte slammed into the padded wall at full speed trying to make a leaping catch.  Inciarte stayed in the game until the seventh inning, when Acuna moved over to center field and Charlie Culberson took over in left field as part of a double-switch. Manager Brian Snitker said Inciarte was just sore and should be ready to play Monday. While the next batter was up, Bour scored on a Teheran balk. Starlin Castro doubled, Brian Anderson singled, Derek Dietrich walked and Rojas hit an RBI single before Brinson delivered the big blow, a mammoth, 450-foot homer near the left-field line that cleared the bases for a 6-0 lead. In 18 career starts at SunTrust Park, Teheran is 3-10 with a 6.11 ERA and 18 homers allowed in 98-2/3 innings.  After the Braves cut the lead to 6-2 in the sixth inning, the Marlins answered with a two-run homer by Rojas off Sims, who was recalled from Triple-A earlier Sunday after the Braves released veteran third baseman Jose Bautista. Acuna added a two-run single for the Braves in the seventh inning and sacrifice fly in the ninth, giving him five RBIs in five games on the homestand after he’d driven in one run in his previous nine games.
  • Want to attack every day with the latest Georgia football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel will bring at least five days a week. The play sheet this time calls for insight into why Trey Sanders is considering the Bulldogs. BRADENTON, Fla. — There is a reason why Trey Sanders will consider Georgia for the long haul during his recruitment. Sanders can provide the proper view on that history lesson. “They were my second offer and I got that one my freshman year,” said the nation’s No. 1 RB prospect for 2019. “Of course, they have been coming hard now. Just like every school. It is pretty much like every day. I’m on the phone with those coaches a lot. [UGA assistant] coach [Dell] McGee and I have built a great relationship since my freshman year.” Trey Sanders rates as the nation’s No. 1 RB prospect for the Class of 2019. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation.com) How can UGA make itself an even more attractive destination? “Just keep doing what they are doing right now,” Sanders said. “Of course, they’ve got great running backs now and have also got great running backs coming in. It would be a great opportunity to go there and watch James Cook and Zamir White and D’Andre Swift and watch them do it. They can teach me stuff before they all go on to the NFL.” Florida State was his first offer. Sanders, a onetime Alabama commitment, said he’s never wavered in his interest in Georgia. “It was always constant,” Sanders said. “But I guess that has been for every school, too. But Georgia has always known about my talent. There have never been any ‘ifs’ or ‘maybes’ with me and Georgia. They’ve been on me hard since that offer my freshman year.” Sanders used an interesting parallel with DawgNation last month after G-Day. He compared his timeline to a football game and felt his process was in the third quarter. It is still there now. “I am just taking my time and slowing it down to take my time,” Sanders said. “This is one of the biggest decisions of my life. I just want to find the right school for me for the next four years.” It was pretty hard to not latch onto that “for me” portion of that last statement. Will Trey Sanders follow his older brother to Florida? Umstead Sanders, his older brother, rated as a 3-star OLB prospect in the Class of 2018. He has decided to accept a preferred walk-on opportunity with Florida. There are many that speculate that was a shrewd move on coachDan Mullen’s part. If Umstead comes out and shows his talent in Gainesville, he might earn a scholarship. Trey Sanders expressed that there were just two schools that stand out in terms of the O-line he’d get to run behind in college. Georgia was one of those. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation) That, at the very least, might make Florida an even more attractive destination to the IMG standout back. Trey Sanders does rank as a 5-star recruit and as the nation’s No. 7 overall prospect on the 247Sports composite rankings for 2019. How does Trey look at that situation? “First of all, for me, I know my brother is going to ball out at Florida,” he said. “He is just that type of player. He feeds off negativity and things like that. I wasn’t the reason why they picked him up. They watched his film and they loved him right away. “He talks to me every day about going to Florida, too. But I feel like at the end of the day we just have to do what is best for us. If Florida is the best thing for me, then it is the best thing. But until then, I still have to make that decision and figure that out. I’m going to just enjoy my recruitment.” Sanders said that his mother wants him to go to Florida. “But at the end of the day, I am going to have to do what is the best thing for me,” Sanders said. “That’s my mom. She is always going to love me no matter what. I feel like she just wants what is the best for both of her sons. Whatever that may be. … My dad wants the same thing for us. My parents just really tell us that they both want us to be successful in life.” Sanders will visit FSU next weekend. That is expected to be a family trip. He also dropped some insight about an IMG player he expects to play with in college. That would be 2020 safety Lejond Cavazos. Cavazos continues to maintain that UGA is his leader. “That is my little brother,” Sanders said. “I am going to put you in on a little insight. Wherever I go, he is going to come with me. I am going to make sure of that. I am going to recruit him the hardest next year. You can make sure of that.” A couple more nuggets about Trey Sanders What’s he like off the field? “I am probably the goofiest person that you have ever met,” Sanders said. “Especially out of all of us players. I am the goofiest kid that IMG has got here. Honestly.” Trey Sanders plans to decide at some point during his senior season. He’s not exactly sure when. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation) Cavazos overheard that quip. He nodded his head to that claim. What does he still need to see about Georgia? Sanders wasn’t able to supply much on that one. “I’m ready to get up there for another game,” he said. He’s not sure about his official visits yet, but he does plan to take all of those before he commits. Sanders will sign on the first day of the early period on Dec. 20. “I am going to likely decide between mid-season and [early] signing day,” he said. But in the back and forth of an interview, it sounded like he just kept it all pretty real. “I don’t know where I want to go,” Sanders said. “At this point, I should be used to it by now, but this is probably the craziest part of my recruitment that I have had. But I am just blessed to have all these opportunities that I do. I’m not going to wish I didn’t have this blessing and I am surely not going to take any of these opportunities for granted.” Who’s got the best line he could play behind? “I’m pretty sure everybody knows this one for me,” Sanders said. “That would be either Georgia or Alabama. No question about that one. Alabama has got a young line that is going to be great. Georgia has a young line that is coming in that is going to be crazy.” While everyone has wild RB dreams in their head Noah Cain, the other elite RB at IMG Academy, continues to seriously consider Georgia. Now, I’m not saying that it sounds like any of that “this is the place” as of yet with Cain. But it does sound like the Bulldogs continue to carry their weight in the chance to land an official visit from Cain. Cain even said that there were just a few schools that could land both him and Sanders. Sanders acknowledged that it was something that they do talk about. “It is possible,” Sanders said on that front. “He and I talk about it all the time. You have to be ready to go to the NFL. You can’t already have been beat up [as a showcase back taking the brunt of the carries] when you are ready to go there. I feel like Noah and I correlate pretty well, man. Wherever I am weak at, he’s strong at. Where he’s weak, I’m strong there in my own right. I feel like we feed off each every time we come on and off the field.” That’s the aspect of the both of them going to the same school. They don’t dismiss the thought of continuing to carry the load they currently do for the IMG backfield. Cain said there were only three schools that have a legit shot to land the duo. That’s because of the mutual interest that the two share in the same programs. Those schools were: Georgia Miami Texas Sanders agreed. He also added FSU as another darkhorse. “All of those schools know how to run a two-back system,” he said. A few other tidbits about the other elite RB on UGA radar Sam Spiegelman of SEC Country caught up with 4-star RB John Emery Jr. recently. Emery was at UGA over the weekend for the scavenger hunt and other activities. Emery shows up as the nation’s No. 5 RB and the No. 68 overall prospect on the 247Sports composite rankings. He had McGee, Georgia running backs coach, and UGA area recruiter Cortez Hankton at his spring game last Thursday. John Emery Jr. ranks as the nation’s No. 5 RB for the Class of 2019. (Sam Spiegelman/SEC Country) LSU could very well be the spot for him. Eventually. But the Bulldogs appear to be making a race of it. He will sign early. His mother also made the trip with him to UGA this weekend. When asked about how close the schools at the top are at this moment, Emery offered up this response to Spiegelman: “It’s still close. It does [make things hard]. LSU is home and the connections I could have there … it’s going to be a hard decision for me.” There’s the feeling around those close to Emery that he could be ready to make his decision in maybe another month or so. It could be that soon. “It’s still close,” Emery told SEC Country. “I’m still waiting, trying to take some more visits and still scheduling things out, but I plan on committing in June. It’s nothing specific, just sometime in that month.” The information that I’ve been hearing is that Emery was leaning away from UGA at one point. He expressed some concerns about wanting to be in the two-deep immediately. But something has happened here to draw the charge led by Hankton and McGee back into it. Miss any Intel? The DawgNation recruiting archive will et you up to speed just as fast as former Georgia All-American LB Roquan Smith found the ball after the snap. The post Nation’s No. 1 RB Trey Sanders still has lot to say about Georgia appeared first on DawgNation.
  • ATLANTA (AP) - Bradley-Wright Phillips scored two second-half goals in the New York Red Bulls' 3-1 victory over Atlanta United on Sunday night. New York (7-3-0) has won four in a row, outscoring its opponents 12-4 during that span. Wright-Phillips headed home Michael Murillo's cross to the center of the box to give the Red Bulls a 2-1 lead in the 51st minute. About four minutes later, Wright-Phillips capped the scoring with a header, off an entry from Alejandro Romero Gamarra, that banged in off the crossbar. Atlanta's Ezequiel Barco put away a deflected through pass from Miguel Almiron to open the scoring in the 26th minute. Daniel Royer converted from the spot in the 42nd to make it 1-1 after Wright-Phillips drew a foul in the area conceded by Miles Robinson. Atlanta (8-3-1) lost for just the second time since opening day. Wright-Phillips has eight goals this season, tied with Almiron and Columbus' Gyasi Zardes for the most in MLS. Atlanta's Greg Garza was shown a straight red card in the 71st minute for a serious foul.
  • ATLANTA (AP) - Dansby Swanson struck out to begin the ninth inning, so he wanted to do something special with the game on the line after the Atlanta Braves batted around. 'Yeah, I mean who doesn't?' Swanson said. 'I think situations like that are what this game is meant to be played for. But obviously we wouldn't have been in that situation if the whole team didn't pick each other up that whole inning.' Swanson's two-run single capped a six-run ninth, and the NL-leading Braves rallied to stun the Miami Marlins 10-9 on Sunday. Ronald Acuna Jr. drove in two runs in the seventh and another in the ninth as the Braves moved 11 games over .500 for the first time since July 5, 2014. Atlanta has won nine of its last 12 and keeps performing well in the clutch with an NL-best 88 runs scored this season in the seventh inning or later. 'I almost expect 'em to do it,' said manager Brian Snitker, whose club has 43 victories in its last at-bat, most in the majors, since he took charge on May 16, 2016. 'I mean, down six in the bottom of the fifth, I felt good. I really did. I thought that these guys have a lot of time to go to work here and then you get a little bit farther away, but they never stop. It's a great win for these guys.' Miami led 6-0 after four innings and 9-4 to begin the ninth. Lewis Brinson's first career grand slam highlighted a six-run fourth, and Miguel Rojas homered twice and drove in four runs for the last-place Marlins, who have lost three of four. Atlanta started the ninth with three runs off closer Brad Ziegler on Acuna's single, a throwing error by first baseman Justin Bour and a single by Nick Markakis. Taylor Guerrero (0-2) came on with two outs and allowed four straight batters to reach base. He walked Tyler Flowers, gave up an RBI single to Kurt Suzuki and walked Johan Camargo, who became Atlanta's everyday third baseman earlier Sunday when the Braves released Jose Bautista. Facing Swanson, Guerrero threw seven straight fastballs - all in the upper 90s - before the No. 1 overall draft pick of 2015 laced a single down the left-field line to touch off a celebration in the outfield. 'I just came to do my job and while today wasn't a good day to do that, I'll take the experience to take the next opportunity and do my job,' Guerrero said. A.J. Minter (3-0) allowed Rojas' homer in the ninth but benefited from the rally. Julio Teheran dug the Braves a hole in the fourth by balking in a run and hitting two batters before allowing Lewis Brinson's first career grand slam. Teheran allowed six runs in the frame, matched the second-worst inning of his eight-year career, and he has a 6.29 ERA over his last six starts against Miami. Teheran allowed seven hits and three walks while striking out four in five innings. He had won four straight decisions and had a 2.20 ERA over his previous seven starts. Wei-Yin Chen allowed just two baserunners before four straight singles made it 6-2 in the sixth. The left-hander gave up five hits, one walk and struck out five in 5 1/3 innings and has a 3.00 ERA in his last six starts against Atlanta. Acuna's two-run single off Drew Steckenrider cut the Marlins' lead to 8-4. Marlins manager Don Mattingly knew his team wasn't entirely safe entering the bottom of the ninth. 'They're at the back end (of the lineup), but you know if they roll it around, you know what happens,' Mattingly said. 'You could be in some trouble.' TRAINER'S ROOM Braves: CF Ender Inciarte stayed in the game for a while after slamming into the wall in the fourth. As Bour's triple sailed over his glove, hit the wall and bounced away, Inciarte's right shoulder hit the wall and he dropped onto his back, staying down for a couple of minutes while play was stopped. Snitker and a trainer visited Inciarte as he was helped to his feet, but the manager replaced Inciarte in the field before the start of the seventh. 'The shock wore off, and he got sore,' Snitker said. 'I wanted to get him out of there. I think he'll be fine tomorrow.' BYE, BAUTISTA General manager Alex Anthopolous said the decision to release Bautista was made before Saturday's 8-1 win. The 37-year-old Bautista, signed to a minor-league deal in April, joined the Braves on May 4 and hit .143 with two homers and five RBIs in 12 games. Camargo went 0 for 3 with two walks on Sunday. BEEN A WHILE Bour hit the Marlins' last grand slam on June 19, 2017 against Washington. Teheran last gave up six in an inning on May 26, 2015, at the Los Angeles Dodgers. He allowed a career-worst seven runs in an inning at Philadelphia last July 28. TAKING ADVANTAGE Derek Dietrich grounded into a forceout in the seventh but advanced to third on throwing errors by first baseman Freddie Freeman and second baseman Ozzie Albies. Rojas then homered off Lucas Sims to make it 8-2. Rojas' homer in the ninth was his seventh this season and gave him his first career multi-homer game. Before this season, Rojas had four homers in 358 career games. UP NEXT Marlins: RHP Elieser Hernandez (0-0, 2.25 ERA) will make his second career start as Miami opens a three-game series at the New York Mets. He allowed one run and four baserunners in five innings against the Dodgers last week. Jason Vargas (0-3, 13.86) rejoins the Mets' rotation after three ineffective starts. Braves: RHP Mike Foltynewicz (3-2, 2.87 ERA) will make his 10th start and 75th of his career as Atlanta opens a three-game series at Philadelphia with a 1 -game lead in the NL East over the Phillies. He is 4-2 with a 3.74 in nine career starts and one relief appearance in the series. Nick Pivetta (3-2, 3.72) starts for the Phillies. ___ More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball