Dawgs drill State 16-6

Decatur, Ga. - Sophomore Bobby Felmy drove in seven runs as Georgia won its sixth in a row behind a season-high 24 hits, defeating Ga. State 16-6 Tuesday at Panthersville Field.

Georgia jumped out to a 4-0 lead by the second inning en route to sweeping the three-game series this season. In the first, Josh Smith (2-5, RBI) drew a lead off walk and would eventually score on a double play hit into by Josh Morris. In the 2nd. Georgia scored three runs on four hits with Jonathan Wyatt (4-5, 2 RBI), Smith, and Marshall Szabo (3-3, 1 RBI) collecting RBI on base hits.

In the bottom of the frame, Georgia State would cut the lead in half on Mike Buchanan's two-run single that would chase Georgia starter Joey Carroll. The Bulldogs would turn to Matt Woods who kept the Panthers off the scoreboard for the next 3.2 innings before giving way to freshman Brooks Brown as the Bulldogs got seven pitchers work on the night. Woods got the win to improve to 2-1. Georgia would extend its lead to 6-2 in the fifth. Derek Smith doubled to start the inning, the Bulldogs' first extra-base hit following nine singles. Matt Robbins would follow with a single up the middle, moving him to third. Felmy (4-6, 7 RBI) singled on a hard shot to first base, scoring Smith. The Bulldogs would add another run when Wyatt hit into a double play, which allowed Robbins to score. Georgia State looked to its bullpen to begin the six, ending Brett Strickland's night after surrendering six runs though five innings. The Panthers brought in Romas Hicks, who would fail to finish the frame. Georgia plated six runs on four hits off of Hicks, highlighted by a three-run triple by Felmy as the Bulldogs built a 12-2 lead.

Georgia State's Tim Burgess (2-3, 2 RBI) smashed a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth off Brown to close the gap to 12-4. Then in the seventh, they did it again, this time by Cole Reissig off Chris Webb that made it 12-6. Georgia added four runs in the ninth highlighted by a three-run homer by Flemy to cap a 7-RBI night.

Up next, the Bulldogs play host to Kentucky Friday for the first of a three-game Southeastern Conference series at Foley Field. First pitch is slated for 7:06 p.m., and the game will be televise live by CSS.

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