ATHENS, Ga. - Matt Sternberg went 4-for-4 and Ryan Moffett collected three hits as the Tennessee Volunteers used a five-run fourth inning en route to a 10-9 comeback seven-inning victory over the Georgia Bulldogs to salvage one of the three games at Foley Field.
Georgia (15-7, 7-2 SEC) won 5-3 in the completion of Saturday's halted game earlier in the day, while it took a 9-8 decision Friday.
Trailing 6-4, Tennessee (14-17, 2-7 SEC) sent 11 men to the plate in the decisive inning, scoring five runs on ground out, a double by Jordan Czarniecki, a single by Walter Sevilla and a two bases-loaded walks for a 9-6 lead.
Georgia got one back in the fifth when Clint Sammons scored on a fielders choice and two in the sixth to pull within 10-9.
The Vols added an insurance run in the top of the sixth, as Moffett scored on Dennis Gomez's bunt that landed safely between the pitcher's mound and second base for a 10-7 lead.
Sternberg collected two doubles and scored twice, while Moffett tallied four times with a double.
Jay Sadlowe (1-3) picked up his first win of the season as he logged 5 1/3 innings in relief of starter Dusty Johnson. Joey Andrews retired the final hitter for his second save.
Bill Sharpton (3-1) took his first loss as he came in relief of starter Matt Woods in the fourth and failed to make it out of the inning.
Adam Swann's two-run home run, his third of the season, capped a three-run first inning for Georgia.
Tennessee then got one back in the top of the second on a single by Gomez and tacked on three more in the third for a 4-3 advantage. Brandon Hopkins delivered the big hit with a two-run single to tie the game, while Moffett later scored on a wild pitch to give Tennessee the lead.
That lead turned out to be short-lived as the Bulldogs added three more in the bottom of the inning on a ground out and a two-run single from Chaz Lytle to go on top at 6-4.
Tennessee plays host to East Tennessee State, Wednesday, Apr. 3 at 7 p.m. at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
Vols win one of three at UGA
Published: Tue Apr 02, 2002 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 04:12 p.m.