ATHENS, GA.——The #18 Georgia Bulldogs open a three game set with Lipscomb Friday at Foley Field. The first pitch is scheduled for 2 p.m. and the entire series will be available on Georgia Bulldog Sports Network and SEC Network+.
The Bulldogs are 10-3 after a midweek split with Ga. Southern. Georgia is coming off a six-game streak where they played in six different stadiums, going 3-3. Next, the Bulldogs will play seven straight games at Foley Field. Lipscomb (9-4) comes to town on a five-game winning streak. The Bison, coached by Jeff Forehand, are members of the ASUN conference. They were chosen to finish 10th in ASUN’s pre-season coaches poll.
The Bulldogs hold a 7-1 advantage in series history with Lipscomb. The Bisons shocked Georgia in the 2008 NCAA Athens Regional opener. Georgia won the next seven games, including later in that region and recorded home sweeps in 2016 and 2021.
Georgia is batting .291 with 14 homers on the year while posting a 3.55 ERA and fielding percentage of .972. SS graduate Cole Tate (.389-1-6) and CF graduate Ben Anderson (.385-2-4) lead the regulars. Tate had his second four-hit game of the season last Wednesday in a 5-1 road win over Ga. Southern. Currently, Anderson and second C/DH Corey Collins (.316-4-12) have reached base in 11 straight games.
As for injuries, Georgia’s Ike Cousins baseball head coach Scott Stricklin said starting pitchers Dylan Ross and Will Childers are out for the foreseeable future. Both left their last start after the first moto. Meanwhile, starting third baseman Josh McAllister was scheduled to practice Thursday and may be available for this weekend’s series. He was hit in the left cheek by a pitch during last Tuesday’s game with Georgia Southern. The injury won’t require surgery according to Stricklin, but McAllister will be outfitted with a mask and wearing additional protection for extra protection when he returns to action.
Likely pitch matchups: UGA vs. Lipscomb
G14 #12 Jonathan cannon (2-1, 2.66, RHP, Jr.) vs. #49 Kaleb Kantola (1-0, 2.63, RHP, So.)
G15 #14 Liam Sullivan (1-1, 5.59, LHP, So.) vs. #29 Logan Van Treeck (0-1, 8.71, LHP, So.)
G16 #34 Garrett Chestnut (0-0, 1.59, RHP, RSo.) vs #40 Ike Buxton (1-0, 2.45, RHP, RSo.)
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.
Optimized for iOS7+ and Android 4.0+, georgiadogs.com Gameday LIVE is now available for smartphones and tablets on the App Store and Google Play marketplaces. georgiadogs.com Gameday LIVE is the official mobile app for Georgia Athletics. Get the app here: georgiadogs.com/wireless/.
Friday pre-game radio show at 1:40 p.m. ET: https://georgiadogs.com/watch/?Live=4149&type=Live
Saturday pre-game radio show at 1:40 p.m. ET: https://georgiadogs.com/watch/?Live=4150&type=Live
Sunday pre-game radio show at 12:40 p.m. ET: https://georgiadogs.com/watch/?Live=4151&type=Live
SEC network + TV link
The video streaming of the series will be broadcast on the SEC+ network with Matt Stewart and Jason Jacobs. Due to Friday’s time change at 2 p.m., this game will be simulcast with Jeff Dantzler and David Johnston.
Friday SECN+ link: https://gado.gs/8rw
Saturday SECN+ Link: https://gado.gs/8ry
Sunday SECN+ Link: https://gado.gs/8s0
Baseball Home Game/Parking Tickets
Season tickets for 2022 season tickets are sold out, but there are three new flexible ticket packages available for 5, 10 and 15 games. They can include any game from the home schedule. Prices for these packages are $40 for five games, $70 for ten games, and $90 for 15 games.
Single-game tickets to most non-conference games as well as Thursday and Sunday SEC games are also options. Single game tickets are $10 while group tickets (10+ tickets) are $5 each. Currently, individual game sales and group tickets are not available for SEC games on Friday or Saturday or for the game. For ticket or group questions, please call (706) 542-1231, Ext. 1. Free parking is available in the suburban surface lot behind the outfield. Doors open one hour before game time.
Ticketing is available online here: https://gado.gs/8hg
Liquor sales available at Foley Field
Following the successful launch of alcohol sales at Stegeman Coliseum for men’s and women’s basketball games, Georgia Athletics announced that it will continue its pilot program in baseball and softball this year. In accordance with the SEC policy on alcohol at sporting events, UGAAA will sell a variety of domestic, imported, craft and premium beers at designated concession stands inside Foley Field. Full details on this program can be found here: https://gado.gs/8he
Promotions This series:
Check out the promotions board for Georgia Baseball posters, roster cards, calendar cards and magnets.
Sunday Family Fun Day: Pre-game: Anthem Friends; Postgame: Kids Run The Bases
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