Lucky 13th for Dawgs

ATHENS - Top-ranked Georgia scored 10 runs in the first four innings and cruised to a 13-5 win over Le Moyne Wednesday at Foley Field.

The Bulldogs managed nine hits and took advantage of three Le Moyne errors to win their 13th straight game and tie the longest winning streak in the David Perno era.

Freshman Cecil Tanner (2-0) worked 4.0 innings and allowed two runs, both unearned, on three hits to pick up the win. Levi Hyams led Georgia with two hits and scored twice while Rich Poythress scored three runs.

"I'm proud of our guys for the way we fought tonight," David Perno said. "We were just feeling our way around and had to scratch and claw. It was a good test for our guys and it will be another good test tomorrow."

Georgia scored three runs in the bottom of the first without recording a hit. Johnathan Taylor reached after being hit by a pitch, then Colby May reached on a fielding error two batters later. Poythress and Bryce Massanari drew back-to-back walks for Georgia's first run, then a wild pitch and another Le Moyne error led to two more runs.

The Bulldogs added a run in the second as Michael Demperio walked for the 14th time this season, stole second and eventually scored on a single by Taylor. The Dolphins (2-7) took advantage of a Georgia miscue in the third and scored two unearned runs to make it 4-2.

Massanari and Poythress again drew back-to-back one out walks in the bottom of the third, then both scored on Lyle Allen's double to left-center to give the Bulldogs a four run lead again. Allen came around to score on the Dolphins' third error of the game to stretch the lead to five runs.

Levi Hyams led off the fourth inning with an infield single, Matt Cerione singled two batters later, and Rich Poythress blasted a three-run home run to center field to give Georgia a 10-2 lead.

Le Moyne cut the lead to 10-5 with three runs in the sixth, but Will Harvil came out of Georgia's bullpen and held the Dolphins scoreless over the next two innings.

The Bulldogs scored three runs in the eighth on an RBI single by Zach Cone and a two-run double by May before Dean Weaver closed out the game in the ninth.

Brandon Otto (0-1) allowed six runs in 2.2 innings on one hit to take the loss for the Dolphins.


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