Thursday, April 2, 2009

Diamond Dawgs Rally

The top-ranked Dawgs scored three runs in the ninth to erase a one-run deficit and beat No. 22 Clemson, 4-2, Wednesday at Doug Kingsmore Stadium.

The Dawgs (24-3) were limited to just two hits in the first seven innings, but came back with a home run by Colby May in the eighth, then rallied to win in the ninth.

Trailing 2-1, Matt Cerione led off the ninth with a single followed by a walk to pinch hitter Johnathan Taylor. Rich Poythress singled to right field to drive in Cerione and a fielding error by the Clemson right fielder allowed Taylor to score and Poythress to move to third. Joey Lewis drove in Poythress with an RBI groundout to give the Bulldogs a 4-2 lead.

Will Harvil (2-0) closed the door on the Tigers (18-9) with a perfect ninth.

Georgia plays host to fifth-ranked LSU in a three-game series beginning Friday at 7 p.m. Tickets for all three games are sold out.

Approximately 80 Georgia football letter winners from six different decades will return to Sanford Stadium next Saturday to take part in a flag football game prior to the Bulldogs' G-Day Spring Game on April 11.

The contest will begin at 11:15 a.m. and precede the G-Day contest at1:05.

"It's always enjoyable to have former players come back to show they're still very much a part of our program," head coach Mark Richt said. "It will be even more special to have so many return at once. I'm sure it will be an entertaining contest." Athens residents Mack Guest and Jack Davis will serve as the coaches of the two teams.

Sophomore Megan Wiggins highlighted a six-run second inning with her first-career grand slam to lead sixth-ranked Georgia past Furman, 9-3, at the UGA Softball Stadium on Wednesday evening.

The basketball coaching search continues, AD Damon Evans is not releasing any information and the Dawg Nation is getting restless.

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