TUSCALOOSA, ALA.—Georgia posted a 6-5 victory over Alabama Sunday to clinch the opening Southeastern Conference series at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.
Georgia (14-6, 2-1 SEC) took a 1-0 lead in the first courtesy of a wild pitch by redshirt freshman left-hander Garret Rukes. Sophomore Aaron Schunk was on after a walk and had advanced to third on a two-out base hit by Michael Curry and a walk to Cam Shepherd. In the third, Schunk extended his career-best hitting streak to 15 games with a single. In the fourth, junior Chandler Taylor tied the contest with his eighth home run of the year. In the fifth, Georgia built its lead to 4-0, scoring three runs on two hits highlighted by a two-out, two-run single by junior Adam Sasser. It gave him a five-game hitting streak. The go-ahead run scored on a balk by Davis Vainer as Bradley led off with a base hit, took second after a walk and then stole third.Continue Reading