Apparently the Braves weren’t the only baseball teams in Georgia that couldn’t Saturday because of weather. The Georgia Bulldogs–who won the first game in a series against Tennessee–will play a double header tomorrow. Georgia Tech will also play tomorrow, in a decisive rubber game with Coastal Carolina. The No. 23 Georgia Tech team won the first game against Coastal 4-2, and then lost the second 7-4.
According to SEC rules the Georgia bulldogs double header tomorrow will feature two, seven inning games.
What’s that all about? Also, apparently the SEC is one of the only conferences in the country to enforce a timer in between pitches. I found this out while talking to some guys in the press box at a UNC baseball game, and was really caught off guard. But, I guess the SEC is used to fast paced football games. No time to waste for stinkin baseball, right?
Here are what the teams have done so far in each of their incomplete series, per the school’s athletic websites:
The Volunteers (18-26, 6-16 SEC) mounted a furious rally in the ninth, scoring four runs on three hits and four walks including two with the bases loaded, and then the game ended on attempted steal of home by Will Maddox. Tennessee had stolen home three times this year, however the Bulldogs were not to be denied on this night as they improved to 17-28 overall, 5-16 in the SEC. Tennessee batted around in the ninth and had the bases loaded with two outs when Maddox broke for home. The count was 2-2 on Taylor Smart who started the rally with a leadoff walk.
Sophomore left-hander Jarrett Brown stepped off the mound and threw home to Brett DeLoach who chased Maddox back towards third and then third baseman Curt Powell completed the run down, tagging him and ending the game.
THE FLATS – No. 23 Georgia Tech rallied with four runs in the sixth inning to tie the game, but Coastal Carolina pushed across three runs over the final three innings to win 7-4 and earn a split in Friday’s doubleheader at Russ Chandler Stadium.
After the Yellow Jackets claimed a 4-2 victory in Friday’s series opener behind eight shutout innings from Buck Farmer, the visitors got five strong innings from starter Seth Lamando to help them improve to 28-18 overall. Tech slipped to 29-17.