Georgia scored three runs in the first including a two-run double by Poythress and Beckham's three-run shot in the second highlighted a four-run outburst for a 7-0 advantage. Furman pushed across its lone run in the fourth off freshman Alex McRee. He issued back-to-back walks and hit a batter to load the bases before getting Will Stembridge to bounce in to a double play. Marcus Rose scored on the play.
Beckham's grand slam came in the fifth inning as part of a seven-run outburst, and the blast was worth $5,000 to Bulldog fan Gary Washington of Crawford, Ga. He was the lucky scorecard holder during the "Grand Slam Inning." Georgia sent 11 men to the plate that inning and took a commanding 14-1 lead. Crane's three-run home run in the seventh off Nick Hollstegge provided the final margin. For Beckham, it marked the second time this season he has had a multi-home run game. He leads the team with six home runs and 27 RBI.
"Our new lineup looked pretty good tonight, and hopefully, that will carry over to this weekend's series with Florida," said Georgia coach David Perno. "Our veterans swung the bats well and that got our freshmen going too. It was good to see us break out and score some runs and our pitching did a nice job."
Georgia's starting lineup Wednesday featured six freshmen counting Weaver on the mound. The Bulldogs return to Southeastern Conference action Friday when they play host to Florida (15-13, 4-2 SEC). First pitch is set for 6 p.m.