Dawgs have second practice at CWS

OMAHA, NE – The sixth-ranked University of Georgia baseball team held its second practice in Omaha in preparation for the 2008 College World Series by working out for an hour at Rosenblatt Stadium on Friday.

The Bulldogs (41-23-1) will play in game two of the College World Series (CWS) where they will meet the top-ranked Miami Hurricanes (52-9) on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.  

Prior to Friday's hour-long practice at Rosenblatt Stadium, the team began the day by taking a team photo in front of the "Road To Omaha" statue that sits in front of the stadium. The photo was followed by a 40-minute interview session with ESPN.    

After the practice, the Bulldogs participated in a 30-minute autograph session with fans, and head coach David Perno took part in a 90-minute CWS Coaches Press Conference.  

"Congratulations to all of the programs. It's definitely a field with a lot of tradition and championships," said Perno in his opening statement at the press conference. "I grew up watching these guys coach and win national championships. It's an honor to be here, and we are here very humbled. Probably, the thing that sticks out the most for us is that we were 23-33 last year, and we have a lot of the same guys. I think that's the one thing we have gravitated to all year, and we when got out to the lead in league play we set our sights to win the SEC. We got an early jump on it and never looked back. We're very fortunate to be here with a great group of guys who have been through a lot. Some of them were here in `06, a lot of them went through the struggles in `07 and they've got our program back to where we want to be. We're excited and thrilled about the opportunity we have this week. It's great to be back in Omaha."  

Georgia will conclude Friday evening by reconvening at the park for a barbeque, Olympic-style team introductions and a fireworks show at 9 p.m. ET.

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