Diamond Dogs start two-game series with Ga Southern – WGAU

The No. 18 Georgia Bulldogs take on Georgia Southern on Tuesday at SRP Park in N. Augusta, SC. ​​The first pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. and the game will be available on the Georgia Bulldog Sports Network.

Game 2 of the series takes place Wednesday at 6 p.m. in Statesboro and will be available on ESPN+.

Georgia leads the Ga. Southern series 58-52-1. The teams split a two-game set last year, with the road team winning both. In 2020, the Eagles upset then No. 2 Georgia 1-0 at SRP Park. The Bulldogs return home to Foley Field on Friday for a three-game series with Lipscomb (7-4).

Redshirt sophomore RHP Will Childers will start Tuesday against the Eagles. A 6-4, 210-pound product of Lakeside HS in nearby Evans, Childers will have plenty of family and friends in attendance at SRP Park. Childers is coming back from Tommy John surgery and hasn’t pitched since 2020. That year he flashed some power stuff, going 1-0 with a 0.79 ERA in 11.1 innings with 13 outs in the stick before the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic canceled the season after just 18 games. He made five appearances including a tenure against Santa Clara where he got an undecided (3.1 IP, 3H, 1R, 3BB, 5K). His first career win came on his debut, pitching 2.2 scoreless innings with three strikeouts against Richmond. Childers was a 30th-round draft pick from Arizona in the 2019 MLB Draft. Childers will be opposed by GSU LHP freshman Will Robbins (0-0, 4.50 ERA). Neither team has announced a starter for Wednesday’s game.

Georgia is batting .296 with 12 home runs on the year while posting a 2.97 ERA and .972 fielding percentage. CF graduate Ben Anderson leads the regulars at .382-2-4 while SS graduate Cole Tate is next at .378-1-6 and second C/DH Corey Collins is at .333-3-9. Tate had an eight-game hitting streak last weekend, while Collins also had a career-best 15-game hitting streak (last eight in 2021 and first seven this year). Tate has reached base in 11 straight games. Redshirt senior 3B Josh McAllister had a great performance at the plate last week. In four games, he batted .438 (7 for 16) with two doubles, a triple, two runs scored and two RBIs.

Likely pitch matchups: UGA vs. Ga. Southern Tuesday: Will Childers (0-0, 0.00 ERA, RHP, RSo.) vs. Will Robbins (0-0, 4.50 ERA, LHP, Fr.)

Wednesday: TBA vs. TBA

Georgia Baseball Radio Links/TV Streams

Georgia Bulldog Sports Network (Announcers: Jeff Dantzler, David Johnston)

Free audio streaming of all Georgia Bulldogs games can be heard using the Gameday LIVE app.

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Tuesday pre-game radio show at 6:15 p.m. ET: https://georgiadogs.com/watch/?Live=4147&type=Live

Wednesday pre-game radio show at 5:40 p.m. ET: https://georgiadogs.com/watch/?Live=4148&type=Live

ESPN+ stream link for Wednesday: to be determined

SRP Park Ticket Information

General admission/ORS available: Link to ticket: https://bit.ly/GSU-UGA-Tix

Doors open at 5 p.m. and the first pitch is set for 6:35 p.m.

Georgia will be on the 1st base side while the Eagles will be on the 3rd base side. GSU is the home team.

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