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Wednesday May 14, 2008

Though the season series was already decided, the Diamond Dawgs got the final word in against Georgia Tech last night with a close 3-2 win at Turner Field in front of over 22,000. With postseason seeding at stake, Georgia prevented a sweep by the Yellow Jackets and won their fourth straight game over their rival at Turner Field.

Nick Montgomery’s shaky start led to an early 1-0 Tech lead, but he settled down in impressive fashion to give up only two hits over five innings. Georgia got solid pitching all night from the four hurlers they used, and they needed it. The Dawgs squandered several good scoring opportunities including a bases-loaded one out situation in the third inning, but the Georgia defense held. Two defensive gems, including a diving catch by Lyle Allen which knocked him out of the game, made ESPN’s top 10 plays for the night.

Joshua Fields now holds the Georgia single series save record by himself as his strong ninth inning earned him his 16th save. After looking a little wild against Ole Miss and Vanderbilt, he left no doubt against Tech.

Georgia now carries a three-game winning streak into this weekend’s series against Alabama. Because the SEC Tournament starts mid-week next week, this weekend’s action gets going on Thursday. Here are the game times:

  • Thursday: 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 2:00 p.m.

Georgia has already clinched the SEC title and the top seed in Hoover, but every win against Alabama will go towards ensuring a favorable seeding when the NCAA makes its selections in little less than two weeks. Head out to Foley to welcome the champions home and help them wrap up the regular season in impressive style.

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