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Post Schweep!

Monday May 8, 2006

Georgia sweeping division-leading and twelfth-ranked South Carolina last weekend seemed about as likely as:

  • Georgia winning a home SEC series this season
  • Georgia scoring more than 4 runs in an SEC home game
  • Matt Dunn and Jonathan Wyatt going deep to make sure Georgia had the early lead
  • Sunday starting pitching up to the standards of Westphal and Brown
  • Joshua Fields pitching in and closing out all three games

And it all happened. Sweep. Consecutive sweeps. Seven straight wins. How a team can pick itself up off the floor after losing a series to Tennessee and then a loss to Western Carolina and then reinvent itself this late into the season is beyond explanation. Is it the move of Wyatt to the leadoff spot? Westphal and Brown settling in to their respective starting slots? Whatever it is, the right buttons are being pushed now. The Diamond Dawgs are on the same kind of mid-season run that propelled them into the 2004 postseason and on to Omaha.

Georgia had never swept South Carolina before. In fact, the only seasons recently where Georgia could manage a win or two from the Gamecocks and avoid being swept themselves were 2001 and 2004 – and we know how those seasons ended up.

Next up is the rubber game with Georgia Tech at Turner Field on Wednesday. A win over Tech in Athens started this winning streak. Georgia’s bats came to life, and I don’t believe they’ve scored fewer than seven runs in a game since. It’s Tech. The Dawgs are hot. It’s at Turner Field. Proceeds benefit one of the best causes in Atlanta – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Be there.

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