UGA Baseball: Georgia Wins Home Finale Against Furman, 10-6
ATHENS, Ga. — The Georgia baseball team scored six runs in the bottom of the fifth inning for a come-from-behind win over Furman, 10-6, in the season finale at Foley Field on Tuesday night.
In a designated staff night, Georgia used seven pitchers to defeat Furman as freshman Justin Glover was credited with his first career win.
Trailing 4-3 to start the bottom of the fifth inning, Georgia bats came alive with bases loaded and two outs on the board. Adam Sasser came to the plate and singled to first base, allowing the tying run to score. Will Proctor hit a single to left field, bringing two more runs home to give Georgia its first lead of the game. With runners at first and second, Tucker Maxwell hit a home run over the right field wall extending the Bulldogs’ lead to five runs.
Furman (27-25) got on the board early, scoring two runs in the first inning, before Georgia (23-30) brought a run home in the bottom of the second inning. Sasser singled to left field before advancing to second on a wild pitch. After two outs, Tucker Bradley singled to center field, bringing Sasser home.
The Paladins scored two more in the top of the third with the Bulldogs tightening the gap once again in the bottom of the frame. With Cam Shepherd at third and Keegan McGovern on second, Mitchell Webb hit a triple to center field, bringing the runners home.
The Bulldogs added a run in the sixth before the Paladins scored one run in each of the final two innings.
Georgia will close out the regular season on the road at South Carolina in a Thursday, Friday, Saturday series. The first two games are slated to begin at 7 p.m., with the series finale beginning at 3 p.m.
On looking ahead to the weekend series against South Carolina…
Freshman CF Tucker Maxwell