Monday, March 23, 2009

Diamond Dawgs Complete the Sweep of Mississippi State

The Bulldogs from Starkville came to Athens this past weekend to take on the #4 ranked Diamond Dawgs and Georgia sent them back home with their tails between their legs. Georgia swept the series from Miss. State in front of the largest three game crowd ever at Foley Field.

Friday night's game saw Trvor Holder improve his record to 4-1 on the season, as the Dawgs held on to win 5-3. Matt Cerione had a homerun and Dean Weaver closed the game out for Georgia. Lyle Allen and Joey Lewis had homeruns, and Alex McCree returned to make his first start since Feb. 28, as the Dawgs shut out Mississippi State in game 2, 4-0. The final game of the series saw the Dawgs rally to score 7 runs in 8th inning and secure the sweep. Jeff Walters picked up his second win of the season in relief of starter Justin Grimm, who had a career high of 9 strikeouts.

Georgia's record now stands at 19-2 after taking all three from Mississippi State, who came into the series ranked 25th in the nation. This includes an amazing 14-0 record inside the friendly walls of Foley Field. The Dawgs take on Wright State on Tuesday before traveling to Atlanta to take on Georgia Tech on Wednesday. This weekend, they will face Tennessee up in Knoxville.

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