Alabama baseball drops series to Georgia

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By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter AJ Holliday

University of Alabama baseball lost its series at home over the weekend to No. 14 Georgia. The Crimson Tide was able to win Sunday 3-0, to evade the sweep. Bama fell to 24-17, 9-9 SEC and Georgia improved to 28-12, 11-7 SEC.

Georgia got game one started with four runs in the first inning, including a three-run homer from Cole Wagner. Bama would chip away at the lead scoring one run in the seventh and eighth inning, but it wouldn’t be enough. Dominic Tamez and William Hamiter each hit solo home runs in the loss.

Game two was a pitcher’s duel. The Bulldogs held Bama to only two hits thanks to a masterclass performance from Jonathan Cannon. Cannon pitched a perfect game through five innings with six strikeouts. The difference in the game was in the third inning when Georgia scored three runs. Neither team would score again after that and the Bulldogs would win 3-0.

The two teams put on another show on the mound in game three. This time it favored the Crimson Tide as Grayson Hitt recorded six scoreless inning and only allowed three hits. Bama would then score one in the fourth and two in the fifth to take a 3-0 lead and they would hold the Bulldogs scoreless throughout.

The Crimson Tide will travel to Birmingham April 26 to face Samford. First pitch is scheduled for 6 p.m.

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