Georgia Blanks Le Moyne, 12-0

ATHENS -Top-ranked Georgia scored double-digit runs for the 11th time and held Le Moyne to just two hits in a 12-0 win over the Dolphins Wednesday at Foley Field.

The Bulldogs' 14th straight win to start the season ties the second longest winning streak in school history.

"It was great pitching today by both sides," said head coach David Perno. "They were really on the hunt and we were able to come through. A fourteen game winning streak is impressive, but you really have to win the SEC games. Nothing we have done up to this point is really going to help us other than the confidence that it has built inside these guys."

Chase Hawkins (1-0) worked 5.0 innings and gave up just one hit. The freshman from Snellville, Ga., held Le Moyne (2-8) without a hit until two outs in the fifth.

Colby May had three hits and two RBI, Rich Poythress and Chase Davidson both homered, and Joey Lewis also added a pair of hits including his SEC-leading 10th double. Poythress finished with five RBI and leads the league with 32 this season. Michael Demperio had a hit, two walks and scored three runs.

Steve Esmonde, Jeff Walters and Michael Palazzone pitched the final four innings and combined to allow one hit.

For the 11th time this season, Georgia scored in the first inning as Demperio drew a one out walk, then advanced to third on a throwing error by the Le Moyne pitcher and eventually scored on an RBI single by May.

The Bulldogs added another run in the third when Johnathan Taylor led off the inning with a single, stole second then scored on May's second RBI single of the game.

Georgia pulled away with six runs in the fifth. Demperio walked again with one out, followed by May's third hit and a two-run single by Poythress to give Georgia a 4-0 lead. Poythress recorded his second stolen base of the season, then scored on a single by Bryce Massanari. Joey Lewis' had Georgia's fourth straight single before Chase Davidson hit his second home run of the season to push the lead to 8-0.

The Bulldogs tacked on four more runs in the eighth off singles by Matt Cerione, Lyle Allen and Demperio and a three-run home run by Rich Poythress, his second in as many days.

Derek Zielinski (0-1) took the loss for Le Moyne after allowing four runs on five hits in 4.1 innings.

Georgia begins its SEC title defense this weekend with a three-game series at Alabama. Trevor Holder will start Friday's game for the Bulldogs scheduled for 7:35 p.m. Eastern.

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