For the second day in a row, the Wildcats broke on top first. In the third, Justin Scrutchfield led off with a double. He advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt by Joe Naill that Hyle misplayed and then later scored on a base hit by Michael Bertram (2-4). Georgia came right back in its half of the frame, scoring two runs on three hits and a pair of Wildcat errors. Second baseman Marshall Szabo (2-5) put Georgia in front 2-1 with a run-scoring single. The Bulldogs went up 3-1 in the fourth as Jonathan Wyatt reached on a fielder's choice, stole second and scored on a base hit by Josh Smith (3-for-5, RBI).
With one on and one out in the fifth, Hyle had to leave the game due to a blister on a finger and Lanier got the call. After surrendering a single to Bertram, Lanier got Spencer Graeter to bounce in to a double play. Georgia extended its lead in the sixth, scoring four runs on three hits to take a 7-1 lead.
After a leadoff walk to Kyle Keen, Stanley was lifted in favor of Adam Kunkel. He issued a walk to Wyatt and then Smith reached on a bunt single to load the bases. Senior Justin Holmes (2-5, 2 RBI) smacked a two-run double down the left field line and later in the frame, freshman Josh Morris added a two-run single to make it 7-1. Stanley's final line was four runs (two earned) on eight hits in five innings while Hyle allowed one run on two hits in 4.1 innings.
Lanier scattered one run on five hits with three walks and two strikeouts with sophomore Mitchell Boggs pitching the ninth to preserve the victory.
The series concludes Sunday at 1 p.m. Georgia will start senior left-hander Paul Lubrano (4-3, 4.19 ERA) while the Wildcats have not announced a starter.