Georgia baseball got back on track at Tennessee on Saturday, topping the Vols by a 7-1 score at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.
Aaron Schunk and Chaney Rogers hit home runs for the No. 2-ranked Bulldogs (29-8, 10-5 SEC ), who avoided what would have been their first three-game sweep in nearly two years.
Tony Locey (6-0) allowed three hits in his six scoreless innings of work to get the win, and Zac Kristofak came on to pitch the final three innings and get the save.
Georgia jumped on top 3-0 in the first inning after Tucker Maxwell drew a leadoff walk and stole second to spark the offense.
“We challenged the older guys to step up after how the first two games went, they didn’t panic,” Georgia baseball coach Scott Stricklin said. “They came out today and played very calm, very clean game. It was a important win for us today.
“We finish the first half of SEC play at 10-5 and that’s with already playing three series on the road. We’re looking forward to having three of our final five SEC series at home.”
Georgia baseball returns to action at 7 p.m. on Tuesday against Clemson. The Bulldogs beat the Tigers 5-3 in Clemson on April 2.
Georgia plays host to Missouri in a three-game series starting next Thursday at Foley Field.
Georgia baseball worth noting
• Schunk singled and hit a home run to extend his hitting streak to seven games
• Tucker Maxwell stole two bases and leads the team with 17 in his 18 stolen base attempts.
• Patrick Sullivan has a hit in all four of the games he has played in since returning from a concussion last week against Georgia Tech.
• Chaney Rogers hit his first career home run.