ATHENS – This was not the way Sacred Heart wanted it's first-ever NCAA Baseball Tournament to play out.
After steady pitching from Jay Monti through four innings, Sacred Heart saw its dreams of winning it's first-ever NCAA appearance go down the drain as the Pioneers fell in Athens to seventh seeded Georgia 11-0.
piled up five runs with two out in the fifth inning. Jason Jacobs
lead the onslaught when he cleared the bases with a double that scored Jonathon Wyatt, Joey Side
and Gordon Beckham. Designated hitter Matt Olsen
, the next batter, collected two RBI with his home run to right center.
Georgia had scored a run in both the third and fourth innings. They then added another run in the sixth and added three more in the eighth.
Today's shutout ties this year's sqaud with the 1919 Bulldog team for second most shutouts in a season with eight. The school recrod for shoutouts is held by the 1908 team who had 13 shutouts that year.
With the win, Georgia advances to play Florida State in the winner's bracket at 7 PM. Florida State holds a 28-21 lead in the overall series. The last time the two teams squared off was the 2001 Athens Super Regional. Georgia won that series 2-1.