SicEmDawgs.com http://www.sicemdawgs.com Georgia Bulldogs Football, Basketball & Recruiting | UGA | Dawgs Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:25:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 Auburn Clinches Series with 5-1 Win Over Georgia http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/04/auburn-clinches-series-5-1-win-georgia/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/04/auburn-clinches-series-5-1-win-georgia/#comments Sat, 25 Apr 2015 12:14:33 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19742 Auburn defeated Georgia 5-1 Friday at Plainsman Park in game two of a Southeastern Conference series. The Tigers (28-16, 9-11 SEC) took a 1-0 lead in the first on a two-out, run-scoring double by Daniel Robert. In the top of the first, Georgia had Nick King at third with one out but Stephen Wrenn and […]

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Auburn defeated Georgia 5-1 Friday at Plainsman Park in game two of a Southeastern Conference series.

The Tigers (28-16, 9-11 SEC) took a 1-0 lead in the first on a two-out, run-scoring double by Daniel Robert. In the top of the first, Georgia had Nick King at third with one out but Stephen Wrenn and Daniel Nichols struck out. The Bulldogs tied the game in the fourth with a two-out run-scoring single by Skyler Weber. It scored Nichols who was on after a two-out single ended a stretch of 11 in a row retired by right-hander Rocky McCord. Nichols moved to second when Zack Bowers drew a walk. For Weber, it was his team-leading 29th RBI.

Auburn responded with another key two-out hit as Sam Gillikin gave the Tigers a 4-1 lead with a three-run triple in the fourth. Auburn loaded the bases on a base hit and a pair of walks. Georgia missed a scoring chance in the fifth. Mike Bell and Mitchell Webb notched singles to start the frame and King moved them up with sacrifice bunt. However, McCord battled back to retire Keegan McGovern on a grounder back to him and then struck out Wrenn to maintain the edge. Georgia put two on in the sixth with two outs as Weber and Brandon Stephens collected base hits, and then McCord struck out Bell to end that scoring chance. Overall, both teams managed just one hit with runners in scoring position, the difference was the Tigers three-run triple.

McCord pitched six innings with eight strikeouts for the victory while Bulldog junior right-hander Sean McLaughlin fell to 3-4, surrendering four runs on six hits in four innings.

“It’s frustrating because we had a lot of chances to score, and we had the guys we wanted up in those situations,” Georgia coach Scott Stricklin said. “The bottom line is the guys have to step up and have good at bats in scoring chances. We have to battle. It’s beyond frustrating. We’re getting close on the mound, the pitchers have done the job, and now we need our hitters to step up.”

In the series, Georgia is 2-for-22 with runners in scoring position. The Bulldogs are 21-22 overall and 6-13 in the SEC.

Georgia senior Jared Walsh came on for McLaughlin in the fifth and provided 3.1 innings, allowing just a run on one hit with two strikeouts. Senior Zach Waters got the final two outs in the eighth. Auburn closer Justin Camp tossed three scoreless innings for his seventh save.

The three-game series concludes Saturday with first pitch now slated for 6:03 p.m. ET as inclement weather is expected earlier in the day, forcing a change in the original schedule. The game will be televised on the SEC Network.

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Bulldogs’ Cameron Forte to Transfer as Graduate http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/04/bulldogs-cameron-forte-transfer-graduate/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/04/bulldogs-cameron-forte-transfer-graduate/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:30:40 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19738 Georgia basketball player Cameron Forte will transfer upon graduation from the University this summer, head coach Mark Fox announced Wednesday. Forte, from Tempe, Ariz., averaged 3.7 points and 2.4 rebounds as a reserve forward over the past two seasons for the Bulldogs, including 4.0 points and 2.8 rebounds in the 2015 season. He transferred to […]

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Georgia basketball player Cameron Forte will transfer upon graduation from the University this summer, head coach Mark Fox announced Wednesday.

Forte, from Tempe, Ariz., averaged 3.7 points and 2.4 rebounds as a reserve forward over the past two seasons for the Bulldogs, including 4.0 points and 2.8 rebounds in the 2015 season. He transferred to UGA in 2013 after playing one season at Howard College in Big Spring, Texas.

“Cam has been a key part of our team,” Fox said. “He is on track to graduate this summer and that was a goal we both shared for him. I am thankful for the efforts he gave our team and proud of his academic accomplishment. This spring he expressed the desire to be closer to home and we have granted him a full release to pursue this desire. We wish him well as he moves forward.”

Forte emerged as a key player for Georgia during the latter half of the 2015 season. He averaged 4.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 17.4 minutes during the SEC schedule, highlighted by a game-winning basket against Alabama in mid-February.

“I am extremely grateful to the University of Georgia and Coach Fox for giving me the opportunity to represent this institution on and off the basketball court,” Forte said. “This summer I will graduate and believe it is in my best interest to play my last year of collegiate basketball at an institution closer to home. I am thankful to my teammates, the UGA Athletic Association, academic staff, and coaches for the outgoing support over the last two years. Go Dawgs!”

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Bulldogs Blank Tigers 7-0 to Sweep Series http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/04/bulldogs-blank-tigers-7-0-to-sweep-series/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/04/bulldogs-blank-tigers-7-0-to-sweep-series/#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 06:27:23 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19730 Four Georgia pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout of Clemson Tuesday at Foley Field to sweep the series for the first time since 2009. The Bulldogs (21-20) jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first off Tiger starter Brody Koerner as a Clemson error led to three unearned runs. Jared Walsh (4-1) started for […]

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Four Georgia pitchers combined on a two-hit shutout of Clemson Tuesday at Foley Field to sweep the series for the first time since 2009.

The Bulldogs (21-20) jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first off Tiger starter Brody Koerner as a Clemson error led to three unearned runs. Jared Walsh (4-1) started for Georgia with two scoreless innings as part of a staff night. He was followed by Mike Mancuso who tossed a career-high four innings before giving way to Ryan Avidano for two innings and Jared Cheek took care of the ninth. It was Georgia’s first combined two-hitter since 2008.

“That was the exact script we wanted,” Georgia coach Scott Stricklin after the game. “Jared Walsh was going to go out to pitch two innings and get back in the grove of things. Mike Mancuso has been pitching extremely well, and it was good to see Ryan Avidano with two scoreless innings. Jared Cheek looked as good as ever in the ninth.”

With Stephen Wrenn on base, junior Daniels Nichols doubled to left to give the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead. Skyler Weber added a two-run single and Brandon Stephens notched an RBI-single to cap the scoring in the first. In the fifth, Nichols walked and scored courtesy of an RBI-double from Zack Bowers. Wrenn picked up an RBI on a fielder’s choice in the eighth and Bowers got one on a bases-loaded walk for the 7-0 final.

The Tigers saw their five-game winning streak snap as they fell to 22-19. Earlier this year, Georgia registered a 3-2 win over Clemson.

There was one Clemson fan that if he didn’t go home in a good mood, he was at least a little richer thanks to Georgia’s shutout promotion Tuesday night. Eddie McCurry, a Clemson fan from South Carolina, picked up a free program that had the winning number that was chosen and with the shutout, he won $5,000.

Up next, the Bulldogs return to SEC play with a road series against Auburn that begins Thursday. First pitch will be at 7:03 p.m. and the entire series will be televised by the SEC Network.

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LSU Sweeps a Doubleheader Saturday at Foley Field http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/04/lsu-sweeps-doubleheader-over-georgia/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/04/lsu-sweeps-doubleheader-over-georgia/#comments Sun, 19 Apr 2015 00:59:28 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19723 Second-ranked LSU swept a doubleheader from Georgia Saturday at Foley Field, winning 4-1 and 9-1. LSU won a pitcher’s duel to take game one as freshman Alex Lange improved to 7-0, allowing just one run on five hits in six innings. Hunter Newman tossed three scoreless innings for his second save. Bulldog junior left-hander Ryan […]

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Second-ranked LSU swept a doubleheader from Georgia Saturday at Foley Field, winning 4-1 and 9-1.

LSU won a pitcher’s duel to take game one as freshman Alex Lange improved to 7-0, allowing just one run on five hits in six innings. Hunter Newman tossed three scoreless innings for his second save. Bulldog junior left-hander Ryan Lawlor dropped to 4-5, surrendering three runs on six hits in 6.1 innings with seven strikeouts.

The Tigers took a 1-0 lead in the first on a two-out RBI-single by Conner Hale. Georgia answered with a leadoff home run by Nick King, his first of year. It was the first career home run allowed by Lange who came in with a 1.39 ERA in 51.2 innings pitched. In the fifth, a wild pitch by Lawlor made it 2-1. In the seventh, the Tigers got a two-out, two-run double from Kade Scivicque to extend their lead to 4-1. The Tigers scored all four of their runs with two outs. Bulldog sophomore centerfielder Stephen Wrenn went 0-for-4 in the first contest, marking the first time he failed to reach base in a game this year, ending the streak at 38 games.

In game two, the Tigers took a 2-0 lead in the second. Scivicque extended his hitting streak to 23 games with a one-out, solo home run, his fifth of the year. A safety squeeze bunt was executed by Chris Sciambra to make it 2-0, allowing Andrew Stevenson to score as he was on after a double and took third on an infield hit by Chris Chinea. The Bulldogs got a run back in their half of the frame when junior Zack Bowers blasted his team-leading seventh home run. In the fourth, LSU loaded the bases with nobody out, and junior right-hander Sean McLaughlin managed the jam, allowing just a sacrifice fly to Chinea. The Tigers loaded the bases in the sixth and pushed across a run on a passed ball for a 4-1 lead. LSU added two runs in the seventh and three in the ninth for the final.

Sophomore left-hander Jared Poche’ went seven innings for the win to move his mark to 7-1 while Laughlin fell to 3-3. McLaughlin allowed four runs on 10 hits through six innings. Parker Bugg pitched the final two frames for the Tigers.

“Our starting pitchers competed and gave us a chance, but we’re just not scoring a lot of runs right now,” Georgia coach Scott Stricklin said. “It’s tough to win if you’re not scoring. We’ve scored five runs in our last four games, and we’ve had plenty of opportunities for some big innings, and it’s disappointing we’re not hitting in those situations. LSU is a really good team, they hit, pitch and play defense.”

The Tigers are now 34-6 overall and 12-5 in the SEC while the Bulldogs dropped to 20-20, 6-11 in the SEC. The series concludes Sunday with first pitch slated for 1:05 p.m. and be televised on the SEC Network+.

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Michael Edwards Signs with Bulldogs http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/04/michael-edwards-signs-with-bulldogs/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/04/michael-edwards-signs-with-bulldogs/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 20:21:01 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19718 Georgia basketball coach Mark Fox opened the spring national signing period by announcing Friday that Michael Edwards of Westland, Mich., has signed a national letter-of-intent to attend UGA and play next season for the Bulldogs. Edwards, at 6-9, 225 pounds, is completing his senior year at John Glenn High School in the suburban Detroit town […]

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Georgia basketball coach Mark Fox opened the spring national signing period by announcing Friday that Michael Edwards of Westland, Mich., has signed a national letter-of-intent to attend UGA and play next season for the Bulldogs.

Edwards, at 6-9, 225 pounds, is completing his senior year at John Glenn High School in the suburban Detroit town of Westland. In his final season at John Glenn, he averaged 22 points, 12 rebounds, four blocks and two steals for the Rockets. He earned All-State honors by the Detroit Free Press and MLive.com and was recently rated the No. 4 senior in the state by PrepHoopsMichigan.com.

“We are very excited to add Michael into our program,” Fox said. “He brings an element of length and athleticism that will benefit our team in the coming years. Michael comes from a great family and we are thrilled to have him coming to Athens.”

The Bulldogs have now signed players from Michigan in two consecutive years. Pontiac native Yante Maten averaged 5.0 points and 4.3 rebounds in his freshman year at Georgia in 2015.

Edwards is the fourth high school senior to have signed with Georgia for the Class of 2014-15. During the early signing period last November, the Bulldogs also welcomed guard Will “Turtle” Jackson from Athens, forward Derek Ogbeide of Mableton, and forward E’Torrion Wilridge of Beaumont, Texas, to the program. Georgia completed the 2015 season with 12 players on athletic grants-in-aid, including a 3-man senior class of Marcus Thornton, Nemi Djurisic and Taylor Echols.

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Georgia Tech Trolls UGA with ‘State Champs’ on Orange Bowl Rings http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/04/georgia-tech-trolls-uga-state-champs-orange-bowl-rings/ http://www.sicemdawgs.com/2015/04/georgia-tech-trolls-uga-state-champs-orange-bowl-rings/#comments Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:29:38 +0000 http://www.sicemdawgs.com/?p=19713 Georgia Tech’s 30-24 overtime win over Georgia last season gave the Yellow Jackets two things — their first win over the Bulldogs since 2008 and bragging rights for a year. Tech took those bragging rights and added them to their Orange Bowl rings, which were revealed on Twitter. We finally got the Orange Bowl Rings!! […]

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Georgia Tech’s 30-24 overtime win over Georgia last season gave the Yellow Jackets two things — their first win over the Bulldogs since 2008 and bragging rights for a year.

Tech took those bragging rights and added them to their Orange Bowl rings, which were revealed on Twitter.

Tech’s victory over Georgia last season came on the heels of what many deemed a questionable coaching decision by Mark Richt.

After taking a 24-21 lead with only 18 seconds left, Richt called for a squib kick, which Tech returned to their own 43-yard line. After one play for a 21-yard gain, the Jackets hit a 53-yard field goal to send the game to overtime.

But give Tech credit, they did what they had to do to win the game and they continue to celebrate it. What else can you do when you only beat your arch-rival once every six years or so?

Georgia has dominated Tech under Mark Richt, going 12-2 against the Yellow Jackets under his watch. Overall, Georgia leads the series against Georgia Tech 64-40-5.

The Dawgs will get their shot to reclaim the “State Champs” moniker this season with back-to back games at home against Georgia Southern on Nov. 21 and at Georgia Tech at Sanford Stadium South on Nov. 28.