ATHENS, Ga. - Georgia scored seven runs in the sixth inning to break open a
close game en route to an 11-5 win over Tennessee on Saturday at Foley
The Bulldogs (19-10, 7-4) collected 14 hits on the afternoon and clinched
the series with their second-straight win over the Volunteers (26-10,
Tennessee led 1-0 in the first with three singles to start off the game,
but then Matt Steele (5-1) settled down and retired the next three batters.
Chris Burke (2-5) scored the lone run that inning on a wild pitch.
Georgia went on top 3-1 in the fifth when Andy Neufeld tripled and scored
on a base hit by Josh Dorminy (2-4, 2 RBI) along with run-scoring singles
by Kris Edge (3-6, RBI) and Josh Hudson (2-4, 2 RBIs). Hudson extended his
hitting streak to 17 games with the single.
Volunteer starter Brian Gates (4-2) was lifted in the sixth when Georgia
exploded for seven runs on six hits, sending 13 batters to the plate. Gates
had a shutout and had faced just one over the minimum until the
In the sixth, Doc Brooks led off with a single, and Andy Neufeld struck
out. By the time Dorminy struck out to end the inning with the Bulldogs
extending their lead to 10-2.
Senior Skip Browning and junior Jody Friedman combined to pitch the final
four innings to preserve the win for the Bulldogs.
Sunday afternoon's game was canceled due to rain. SEC rain-out policy does
not allow for rescheduling of conference not played due to weather.
Baseball Vols fall to Georgia after sixth-inning eruption
Published: Mon Apr 03, 2000 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 02:12 p.m.