Georgia Completes Sweep of UNC Greensboro

ATHENS - Bulldog freshman Nathan Moreau pitched five solid innings for a successful debut in helping Georgia (3-0) complete a series sweep over UNC Greensboro with a 7-3 victory at Foley Field Sunday.

Junior second baseman Jonathan Wyatt (3-5, 1 RBI) scored Georgia's first run in the bottom of the first on a single by junior Joey Side. The Bulldogs then scored three runs in the bottom of the second to build a 4-0 advantage over the Spartans (0-3). Ryan Peisel and Gordon Beckham began the inning with back-to-back singles followed by a two-run double by Matt Robbins. Robbins (2-3, 3 RBI) later scored on an error, one of four Spartan miscues on the day.

Greg Feltess (2-3) scored UNC Greensboro's first run in the top of the third on a groundout by Guy Welsh.

Georgia then added three more runs in the bottom of the fifth. Peisel walked to start the inning. Beckham reached on a fielder's choice. Back to back errors allowed Peisel to score and Robbins to get on base giving him his third RBI on the day. Wyatt then had a single, scoring Robbins and putting the Bulldogs in front 7-1.

Moreau (1-0) allowed one run on three hits with four strikeout before giving way to freshman Trevor Holder in the sixth inning. Holder tossed the next three innings while freshman Nick DeSilvio pitched the ninth and recorded two strikeouts. Spartan starter Josh Baas (0-1) got the loss as he was chased in the third after surrendering four runs on eight hits.

"Wins are always important, and this time of year you always want to play and not have games cancelled due to weather," said Georgia coach David Perno. "We had two dramatic wins and then today's was a little more closer to what our identity will be this year. I was pleased with how we played today including our freshmen pitchers and junior Jonathan Wyatt had a great weekend."

Wyatt batted .500 in the series, going 7-for-14 with four runs scored and two RBI and played flawless defense in three starts at second base after two seasons of playing in the outfield. Wyatt registered nine putouts and two assists in 11 total chances.

UNC Greensboro added two more runs in the top of the seventh. Feltes had a leadoff double followed by a single to right by Jermaine Mitchell. Mitchell stole second allowing Feltes to score on an error by catcher Jason Jacobs. Mitchell scored the second run on a groundout by Brandon Harvey.

Georgia will next play at Georgia State on Wednesday Feb. 22 at 4 p.m. and returns home for a three-game series against ninth-ranked San Diego on Friday.

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