"We had a great time visiting with the kids there, and our team got a chance to get know them a little bit," said Perno. "It's always good to have an opportunity try and make a positive impact on young people's lives. The College World Series experience is more than just baseball, and I'm glad we're able to give something back to the community here in Omaha."
The Bulldogs (42-23-1) were off Sunday following their 7-4 win over top-ranked Miami (Fla.) Saturday night in front of 23,039 at Rosenblatt Stadium. Up next, they will face Stanford in a winner's bracket matchup Monday at 7 p.m. ET. Senior right-hander Nick Montgomery will get the start for the Bulldogs.
"Stanford is playing very well right now, and they have always been a well-coached team," said Perno. "I remember they were winning national championships when I was playing. We're looking forward to the challenge, and our guys know what's at stake. Our veterans have done a nice job especially with the young guys in making sure we do what we've done all year."
Georgia is 2-2 all-time versus Stanford. The last meeting with the Cardinal came in a regional in 1992 in Tallahassee, Fla., with Stanford winning 7-3.