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Georgia wins Athens Regional to advance to the Super Regionals

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES

Georgia 18 GT 6

ATHENS, Ga. —Top-seeded and number eight national seed Georgia pounded out 18 hits and took advantage of six Georgia Tech errors to cruise to an 18-6 victory over the Yellow Jackets to win the NCAA Athens Regional Monday in front of 3,518 at Foley Field.

The Bulldogs (39-22-1) advance to the Super Regional round where they will face N.C. State (41-20) beginning Friday at 12 p.m. ET at Foley Field on ESPN. Continue reading

Athens Regional: Day 3 Recap

ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia defeated Lipscomb 14-3 and Georgia Tech 8-0 to force a game 7 in the Athens regional Monday.

In the first game against Lipscomb, right fielder Matt Olson went 5-for-6 and shortstop Gordon Beckham went 4-for-6, and first baseman Rich Poythress added 5 RBIs. Nathan Moreau earned the victory for the Bulldogs, improving to 4-2 on the season. The Lipscomb Bisons completed their season with a 33-30 record. Continue reading

Athens Regional Day 2 Recap

GEORGIA TECH 6, LIPSCOMB 3

ATHENS, Ga. – Brad Feltes’ two-out, two-run double in the eighth inning helped Georgia Tech beat Lipscomb, 6-3, advancing the Yellow Jackets into the championship round of the Athens NCAA Baseball Regional at Georgia’s Foley Field.

Georgia Tech (41-19) will play either Lipscomb or regional host Georgia (those two teams play Sunday at 2 p.m.) Sunday at 6 p.m. A win Sunday night would send the Yellow Jackets to a Super Regional next week. If Tech loses Sunday night, it would force a deciding game Monday at 7 p.m. Continue reading

Athens Regional Day 1 Recap

ATHENS, Ga. — The Bisons of Lipscomb University were the story of the day, as the 151st ranked team in the RPI defeated the national #8 seed Georgia 10-7 at Foley Field. The win marked the first NCAA tournament victory for Lipscomb University in any sport.

Catcher Caleb Joseph, left fielder Blake Bratcher, and first baseman Ryan Wilkins each homered for the Bisons. Bratcher and Wilkins each had 3 RBIs for Lipscomb. Rex Brothers earned the victory for Lipscomb, giving up only 2 earned runs in 5 1/3 innings. Continue reading

CBB Regional Preview: Athens

#1 Georgia Bulldogs (35-21, 20-9 SEC)
#2 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (39-19, 16-14 ACC)
#3 Louisville Cardinals (41-19, 16-11 Big East)
#4 Lipscomb Bison (32-28, 19-14 Atlantic Sun)

The #8 national seed Georgia Bulldogs host in-state rival Georgia Tech along with Big East champion Louisville and Atlantic Sun champion Lipscomb. Continue reading