Georgia begins a four-game series with Akron on Friday

ATHENS ——The No. 15 Georgia Bulldogs open a four-game series with Akron Friday at Foley Field. The first pitch is set for 5:02 p.m., and the game will be available on the Georgia Bulldog Sports Network and streamed on SEC Network+.

The Bulldogs (4-0) welcome the Zips (1-2) who make their first trip to Foley Field. Bulldogs have a chance to match and even eclipse their best start under baseball head coach Ike Cousins Scott Stricklin. The 2020 Bulldogs started the year 7-0. The Zips are coached by nine-year former Major League Baseball veteran Chris Sabo. They dropped a road series at Lipscomb last weekend in Nashville.

Georgia enters the Akron Series batting .291 with a 2.50 ERA and fielding percentage of .986. Akron is at .291 batting with an 8.28 ERA and .933 fielding percentage. Georgia has hit at least one home run in every game this season and has eight overall. CF graduate Ben Anderson is off to a strong start for the Bulldogs, averaging .667 (6 for 9) with two home runs, three RBIs and four walks. SS graduate Cole Tate is next at .412 (7 for 17) with a home run, three RBIs and a perfect lineout on 14 total chances.

The Bulldogs will use the same rotation as last weekend with one addition as it is a four-game series. Saturday’s action will be a doubleheader (two nine-inning games) beginning at 2 p.m. The series ends Sunday with the first pitch scheduled for 1 p.m. The school record, set by the 2019 team, is 0.200, while last year’s team finished with the second best mark at 0.226.

Likely pitch matchups: UGA vs. Akron
Friday: Jonathan Canon (1-0, 0.00 ERA, RHP, Jr.) vs. Conor Steinbaugh (0-1, 18.00, RHP, Gr.)
Game 1 on Saturday: Liam Sullivan (0-0, 18.00, LHP, So.) v Taed Heydinger (0-1, 11.25, RHP, Gr.)
Game 2 on Saturday: Garrett Brown (0-0, 0.00 ERA, RHP, RSo.) vs. Anthony Fett (0-0, 3.38, LHP, So.)
Sunday: Dylan Ross (1-0, 1.80 ERA, RHP, Jr.) vs. Brady Biglin (0-0, 15.00, RHP, Jr.)

gBaseball Radio Links

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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Friday pre-game show at 4:40 p.m. ET:
Saturday pre-game show at 1:40 p.m. ET:
Sunday pre-game show at 12:40 p.m. ET:

SEC+ network TV links
All live video streams for the games will be shown on the SEC+ Network.

The Akron series will be a two-camera simulcast featuring radio announcers Jeff Dantzler and David Johnson
Broadcast links
First game:

Second game:

Third game:

Game 4:

Promotions This Series
Check out the promotions board for Georgia Baseball posters, roster cards, calendar cards and magnets.
Sunday: Family fun day; Pregame: Anthem Buddies; Postgame: Kids Run The Bases

Baseball 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 match on the home schedule. The 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 Clemson or Georgia Tech games. For ticket or group questions, please call (706) 542-1231, Ext. 1.
Ticketing is available online here:

Sale of alcohol available
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:

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