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Saturday April 5, 2008

The good…

The Diamond Dawgs swept a double-header from South Carolina, and both wins required late-inning scoring. The opener saw a rare 0-0 defensive battle head into the bottom of the ninth before Matt Olson’s RBI single plated the only run of the game. In the nightcap four eighth inning runs brought the Dawgs back from a 3-1 deficit, but the bullpen had to escape a bases-loaded situation to hold on for the sweep.

Heading into Sunday’s series finale, the Diamond Dawgs move into first place in the SEC East at 8-3 in the league. South Carolina drops to 6-5. Both teams started the day with identical 6-3 SEC records.

The double-header sweep guarantees Georgia their fourth SEC series wins in four tries this season. The consistency has been impressive. One thing remains – though Georgia has won all of their SEC series to date, they have yet to sweep a series. They can change that on Sunday afternoon at Foley Field.

Football recruiting also had some big news on Saturday. Northside Warner Robins defensive end Abry Jones committed to the Dawgs becoming the seventh commitment for Georgia in the class of 2009. I don’t pretend to have much skill at evaluating players, but Jones was one of those who couldn’t help but stand out during his team’s run to a 2008 state title. He is quite possibly the best defensive line prospect in the state this year – this is a big commitment.

The scary…

This *is* brain surgery. Larry Munson is recovering from a procedure on Friday to “remove a subdural hematoma.” The surgery went well, and he is expected to recover completely and be back in the broadcast booth this fall. That’s great news, but damn…brain surgery. Hopefully the brain surgeons were not tossing around words like “whatchamacallit” during the operation.

The news release notes:

Munson’s family and his attending medical staff have asked everyone to respect his privacy during his recovery. Anyone wishing to send cards or letters to him is asked to send them to the following address:

Larry Munson
c/o UGA Athletic Association
P.O. Box 1472
Athens, GA 30603

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