With apologies to the Gym Dogs, it’s been several months since there’s been a sporting event in Athens with as much buzz as this upcoming weekend’s baseball series with LSU. Georgia remains at or near the top of the polls depending on whom you ask, and LSU is actually ranked ahead of Georgia by Baseball America.
Georgia has now swept consecutive SEC series and, most recently, took three games on the road up in Knoxville. Rich Poythress, though hitless on Sunday, finished the series 6-for-10 with four homers and 10 RBI.
LSU is currently in third place in the SEC right behind Georgia with a 6-3 conference mark. They’ve taken two out of three in all of their conference series to date.
Even before Georgia gets to LSU, they have a midweek home-and-home series with Clemson. The Tigers aren’t ranked, but they’re a respectable 18-7 and will be a quality midweek test.
If you want to get out to Foley Field and take in the games this weekend, act fast. The Saturday game is already sold out, and the other days aren’t far behind. Georgia set an attendance record earlier this year against Mississippi State, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the mark broken again this weekend. The scene outside the stadium should be as good as it gets during the regular season with Kudzu Hill, the Left Field Lounge, and the visiting LSU fans mixing in.
- Tuesday: Clemson – 7:00
- Wednesday: @ Clemson – 7:00 (CSS)
- Friday: LSU – 7:00
- Saturday: LSU – 3:00 (CSS)
- Sunday: LSU – 12:00