Dawgs shutout Purdue 9-0

ATHENS - Georgia blanked Purdue 9-0 as Nathan Moreau and Iain Sebastian combined on a three-hit shutout Friday at Foley Field.

The Bulldogs (2-3) will play a doubleheader against the Boilermakers (0-1) Saturday beginning at 2:30 p.m. Due to possible bad weather on Sunday, the coaches agreed to play two nine-inning games Saturday. Therefore, there will be no game on Sunday.

Sophomore Gordon Beckham (2-for-5, 2 RBI) got the scoring started when he connected for a solo home run in the first off Purdue sophomore Josh Lindbolm who began his career at Tennessee. It marked the second career home run for Beckham off of Lindblom who was again on the short end of a three-hit shutout. Last year, the Bulldogs shut out Tennessee 3-0 when Lindblom went the distance.

"We got a lot of things going tonight, offensively, defensively and on the mound," said Georgia coach David Perno. "Nathan (Moreau) did a nice job going seven innings and Iain (Sebastian) was throwing two pitches for strikes and went the rest of the way. It was big for him, something to build on for sure.

Georgia added three runs in the fourth and three more in the sixth to build a 7-0 advantage. Moreau allowed two hits in seven innings with two walks and two strikeouts for the win. Lindblom was chased in the fifth after allowing four runs on six hits with no walks and four strikeouts.

The Bulldogs switched corner infielders for the first time this season, moving junior Ryan Peisel back to third and freshman Luke Stewart to first base. Georgia played its first errorless game of the year after tallying 12 in the first four contests. Peisel made 67 starts at third base last year but moved to first in the fall. However, Stewart had five errors on the year. Both Bulldogs looked sharp Friday as Stewart made five putouts, had one assist and helped turn two double plays.

Five Bulldogs had multiple-hit games Friday including junior designated hitter Matt Olson who added a two-run double in the seventh for the final margin. Purdue's Spener Ingaldson had two of the team's three hits on the night.

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