Friday, May 8, 2009

Rock bottom?

by Barca Blog - Vanderbilt's baseball team got back on track in conference play with an impressive 10-2 win at No. 13 Georgia Friday night, highlighted by stellar performances from freshman pitchers Sonny Gray and Jack Armstrong plus two homers and three RBI's from Aaron Westlake.

Georgia, on the other hand, is off the tracks according to head coach David Perno. The Bulldogs have lost six straight SEC games and seven overall. UGA (33-16, 14-11 SEC) once held a 1.5 game lead in the conference after defeating Ole Miss 6-3 in their series opener on April 24, but haven't won a game since, free-falling to sixth in the standings.

Perno commented on the 'Dogs struggles after Friday's loss.

"We couldn't make the tough play," Perno said. "They walked us nine times and we only scored two runs. We thought rock bottom was against Jacksonville State but I think this is our absolute rock bottom."

Rock bottom, huh?

In the Jacksonville State loss on April 29, the Gamecocks scored nine runs in the ninth to erase a one-run deficit and beat Georgia 16-8 in Athens. Last weekend, UGA blew an eight run lead to Florida in game one as well as a 7-4 lead in the ninth in game three to let the Gators complete a three-game sweep.

I can understand Perno's frustration with his ball club, but a 10-2 loss to Vanderbilt is their "absolute rock bottom?" Go figure.

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