ATHENS — Georgia baseball has its first series win over Florida in six years, and the Bulldogs left no doubt.
The No. 8-ranked Georgia program (36-12, 15-8 SEC) beat Florida 9-1 in a seven-inning affair at Foley Field in the first game of a doubleheader.
The Bulldogs prevailed 6-4 over the Gators (28-20, 9-14) on Friday night.
UGA pitcher Tim Elliott (6-3) pitched five winnings for the win, allowing three hits, a walk and an earned run. Ryan Webb closed it out on the mound with two innings of no-hit relief, yielding just one walk.
Cam Shepherd was 2-for-3 with three RBI, blasting two home runs to lead the Bulldogs’ attack.
Riley King also went 2-for-3 at the plate including a home run as the Bulldogs jumped to a 5-0 lead in the third inning and cruised.
The second game of the double header, also scheduled for seven innings on account of Saturday’s rainout, started at 3 p.m. on Sunday.