Georgia center fielder C.J. Smith didn’t have a great day at the plate going 0-for-3 with a strikeout and a walk.
Yet he’ll probably be remembered for his catch which helped the Bulldogs put a cap on their 11-7 victory over Troy on Sunday.
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Georgia survived tense moments in the middle innings after jumping out to an early lead. A home run from left fielder Keegan McGovern gave the Bulldogs a 3-1 lead before Troy came back with five unanswered runs to take a three-run lead.
The Bulldogs slowly climbed back into the game and eventually regained the lead for good on a 2-run double by Michael Curry who finished his day 3-for-5 with 2 runs and 4 RBI.
Smith’s catch came with one out in the bottom of the ninth, and put an exclamation point on Georgia’s victory. Sophomore Zac Kristofak pitched 3 innings and gave up 2 runs in relief to earn the victory.
Georgia (39-13) will play Monday at 1 p.m. and needs one more win to advance to the super regional.