Top Five Bulldog Notes:
Georgia swept a three-game set from UNC Greensboro to open the season. The first two games were walk-off wins including 7-6 in 11 innings Friday followed by a four-run rally in the ninth Saturday. Senior RF Bobby Felmy (Sunbury, Penn.) delivered a two out, bases-loaded single Friday while senior LF Kyle Keen (Leesburg, Ga.) did the same on Saturday to give the Bulldogs the win.
Junior Jonathan Wyatt (Kennesaw, Ga.) posted an impressive opening series at the plate as well as in the field with his first three career starts at second base after two years in the outfield. Wyatt batted .500 (7-for-14) with four runs scored, 2 RBI and 2 SB plus a perfect FLDG% in 11 chances (9 PO, 2 A) to lead the Bulldogs.
Georgia had seven pitchers make their debut including six freshmen in the series. Overall, newcomers accounted for 18 of the 29 innings pitched. Freshman Nathan Moreau (Lilburn, Ga.) had the best outing of any Bulldog starter in the series (5 IP, 3H, 1R, 1ER, 2BB, 4K) to earn a win Sunday. Fellow freshman Jason Leaver (Springfield, Ohio) notched a win in relief Saturday (3 IP, 4H, 1 R, 0BB, 2 K) in his debut.
Sophomore RHP Joshua Fields (Hull, Ga.) looked sharp in his debut as a closer in the season opener. He entered the game in the 9th with it tied 6-6 and tossed three shutout innings with four strikeouts and picked up the win as the Bulldogs won 7-6 in 11 innings.
Junior 1B Josh Morris (Cartersville, Ga.) missed the opening series with UNC Greensboro due to a lumbar strain (back). He had started every game in his first two seasons at UGA (123 straight) before being sidelined. An update on his status will be provided later this week.