Georgia falls to LSU in game 2 of series

Georgia falls to LSU in game 2 of series

Instead of anything resembling a pitchers' duel, the Tigers and Bulldogs went back-and-forth in a game of anything-you-can-do-I-can-do-better at Alex Box Stadium. "But we rolled into three double plays". After Austin Biggar struck out, Will Proctor hit a two-run homer over the leftfield fence.

Georgia got a run back in the sixth when Keegan McGovern received a base on a hit by pitch and advanced on a fielder's choice before scoring on a single from Schunk, who an inning earlier took a Beau Jordan chopper to left off the face. Duplantis and Deichmann walked to load the bases. After Deichmann, Zach Watson and Jake Slaughter each flied out to end the inning.

Tony Locey was the losing pitcher for Georgia.

Bradley hit three straight, yes three straight, Tiger batters to load the bases with no out, running the weekend total for hit batters up to 12. Robertson scored on a sacrifice fly to the leftfielder by Deichmann.

In cruise control with a 20-9 lead, the Tigers stirred up one more rally when pinch-hitter Rankin Woley got a leadoff single and Robertson pumped a base hit to left field to set the table for Duplantis. A walk, hit by pitch and a wild pitch led to a RBI groundout as LSU took a 1-0 lead. Proctor scored on a ground out to the second baseman by Shepherd. That was obviously enough for the hook, but he was left in to pitch to Greg Deichmann, who almost hit a grand slam but settled for a sac fly to score Robertson and pull LSU ahead 5-3. Reliver Zack Hess allowed a single and a walk to begin the Georgia seventh.

The Tigers answered with four runs in their half of the frame to push the lead to 13-8 and Bain did what Lange couldn't do: Challenged batters with a comfortable lead and won most of those battles.

Turned out LSU had a lot more ammunition and a knack for taking advantage of what the Bulldogs were willing to hand them.

Then there was Friday night between No. 6/7-ranked LSU and Georgia. All seven Tigers hits were singles.The Bulldogs made four errors.

Georgia scored a run in the top of the seventh to get within 5-4. Only one of the LSU runners to score reached base on a hit.Tigers pitchers walked two and struck out nine. LSU added a pair of unearned runs in the seventh. Poche' improved to 5-0 on the season. He also drove in a run.

Smith's comments: "The four-hole hitter (Curry) was up".

"I'll say this", Mainieri said.

"Caleb was throwing the ball hard". "I caught it, thought about over handing it to Cole, but he wasn't at the bag yet, so I kind of led him with a soft under hand toss, so it kind of worked out for us".

"I'm just glad nobody got hurt". Hitting comes and goes.

Robertson pounded his first double into right-center field on Andrew Gist's third pitch and moved to third on Cole Freeman's bunt. Poche' finished the game allowing just one run on seven hits while recording five strikeouts. Reliever Tucker Bradley had trouble finding the zone as well and he walked another one before giving up an infield single to allow LSU to reach a 4-2 lead. He retired Georgia in order in the eighth.Gilbert staggered to his second save of the series.

Gilbert gave up two runs in the bottom of the ninth, but he responded inducing back-to-back ground outs and a strikeout to close the game. "Any time you sweep in this league you have to be happy".

Georgia made 4 errors in the 7-6 loss to LSU in game 3. The Tigers have a 9-1-1 record in their last four series against the Bulldogs. Over the last 10 games, he is batting.422 (19-for-45). The actual crowd was slightly fewer than 6,000. "We're starting to see some guys step up, but bottom line, we need to do it as a team". "The three strikes he threw to Curry were as good of pitches as he could throw". That's what Gilbert did.