Georgia baseball continued its excellent start to the 2019 season, as the Bulldogs swept South Carolina to open SEC play.

The Bulldogs picked a 6-1 win on Friday after another dominant outing from sophomore pitcher Emerson Hancock. He threw 7.0 innings while striking out 12 and giving up only 4 hits.

Georgia than picked up two come from behind wins on Saturday and Sunday. The Bulldogs fell behind 5-1 in the Saturday game only to come back and hold on for an 8-7 win. Georgia then picked up its final win on Sunday with a four-run ninth inning to win 4-2. Tucker Maxwell hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning to give Georgia the win.

“They guys never panicked. We have a veteran group, a lot of older guys who support each other,” Georgia baseball coach Scott Stricklin said. “Going into the ninth, we had one hit and then Mason (Meadows) gets the double and everyone came through. Credit Tony (Locey) for a great start and Zac (Kristofak) comes in and keeps it a 1-0 game to give us a chance. ”

After sweeping the Gamecocks, the Bulldogs moved up to No. 5 in D1baseball’s Top-25 poll. Among SEC teams, only Mississippi State is ranked higher.

The Bulldogs (18-2, 3-0) host Georgia State on Tuesday and host No. 10 LSU this weekend.

Georgia golf wins Linger Langer Invitational, Spencer Ralston medals

The Georgia men’s golf team also had a standout weekend, as they took home the team tournament title at the Linger Langer Invitational.

The Bulldogs shot 11-under in the final round to finish at 19-under for the tournament. Junior Spencer Ralston shot a 6-under 66 on Sunday to finish at 11-under for the tournament. It was the first career win for Ralston.

“I could not be prouder of this group of guys,” Georgia head coach Chris Haack said. “We were focused throughout and we cleaned some things up along the way to give ourselves a chance. I am so happy for Spencer as well. He has been a tremendous ambassador for Georgia golf during his career, so it’s great that he can add this to his resume. This team has really come together and found great chemistry, and I’m looking forward to seeing how we fare coming down the stretch.”

This is the second win of the spring season for the Georgia golf team. To win the tournament, Georgia beat out Liberty, Louisville and Alabama.  The team returns to action in April, as it will participate in the Clemson Invitational.

Georgia gymnastics enters the SEC tournament as the No. 3 seed

After picking up a win over Utah in its final home meet of the regular season, the GymDogs will enter the SEC tournament as the No. 3 seed and compete in the evening session. The 2019 SEC Gymnastics Tournament will be held in New Orleans and take place this Saturday.

Georgia will compete alongside No. 3 LSU, No. 4 Florida, and No. 9 Kentucky. The GymDogs (10-4, 4-3) enter the tournament with the No. 8 ranking in the country.

The event will be broadcast on ESPN2 and starts at 8 p.m. ET.  No. 10 Alabama, No. 12 Auburn, No. 19 Missouri, and No. 20 Arkansas all compete in the afternoon session.

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