Who to look for

Georgia's bats have been red hot. The team batting average is .312 (last season it was .265.) This season Georgia has had 237 extra base hits including 77 home runs (last season they had 142 extra base hits and just 45 home runs.) As Georgia heads to Omaha, many of the Bulldogs have College World Series experience. Here are some of the players to look out for next week.


The Bulldog who did the most damage in the 2004 College World Series was senior Bobby Felmy. He was a sophomore back then, but he hit .385 (5-for-13) with 2 RBI, 2 Runs and 2 Stolen Bases. He seems like his getting ready again as he batted .323 in the NCAA Tournament so far. In the last 2 games he has clobbered two monsterous home runs and hustled his way for a triple.

Another senior who had a great College World Series experience in 2004 was Jason Jacobs. Back then he batted .364 (4-for-11.) He also scored 4 times and stole 3 bases. He is currently batting .339, but in the NCAA Tourney he has been on fire. Batting .393 and has showed power by hitting 2 home runs, but has also showed patience by laying down a perfect bunt.

Georgia's leading hitter in terms of average this season is Jonathan Wyatt. The outfielder is batting .362 this year. So far in the NCAA Tournament he is hitting .385 and is leading the Bulldogs with 12 runs scored. Back in Omaha in 2004, Wyatt hit .333 with 2 stolen bases.

But most of you will agree that the man with the bat this year has been Joey Side. The centerfielder is batting .359 this season. He has already set Georgia season records this year with 110 hits, 9 triples, and 187 total bases. Oh yeah, he also hit 20 doubles, 13 home runs, scored 57 times and drove home 53 runs. In this year's NCAA Tournament, he just dominated: .474 average (18-for-38) 3 doubles, 3 triples, 3 home runs, 10 runs scored and 16 runs batted in. In games in the 2004 College World Series, Side batted just .294 with 4 runs batted in. What was their secret?

What about Josh Morris you ask? He batted .333 in the 2004 College World Series as a true freshman. He has a school record 51 career home runs. He has also tied a record with 23 home runs hit this season. But one thing he doesn't have and that's a College World Series home run. Maybe he will hit one there this week and break the record.

We will find out how all the Bulldogs will do on Saturday at 2:00 pm et when Georgia takes on Rice.

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