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Georgia baseball moved up in the college baseball rankings this week.

Georgia sports roundup: Baseball moves up in polls after LSU series win

The Georgia baseball team continued to move up in the various college baseball rankings following a series win over traditional power LSU over the weekend.

The Bulldogs are now No. 4 overall in the D1 Baseball rankings and No. 6 in the Baseball America rankings. The No. 6 ranking is the highest by the Bulldogs by the since the 2009 season. Georgia has gotten off to an excellent start, opening with a 21-3 record to start the season and a 5-1 mark in SEC games.

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“It was a great weekend of baseball. LSU is one of those historic programs in college baseball, preseason number one and just all around full of talent. We found a way to win the series,” Georgia baseball coach Scott Stricklin said. “We always talk to our guys about how this is every weekend in the SEC. We have to take the wins for what they are when they come. It’s great to have the atmosphere and the sellouts. It was a weekend of three thrilling, excellent baseball games.”

Georgia has largely succeed because of its pitching and petulance for clutch hitting. The Bulldogs star player this season has been Friday starter Emerson Hancock. In 6 starts, Hancock has gone 5-1 with a 0.69 ERA. Over 39 innings of work, Hancock has struck out 41 batters.

The Bulldogs are on the road twice this week, as they travel to Georgia Tech on Tuesday. Then Georgia heads to Kentucky on Thursday for a three game series on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Georgia women’s Tennis wins again

The Georgia Women’s Tennis team completed a sweep of the Mississippi schools this weekend, as the Bulldogs beat Ole Miss 4-0 on Friday and followed it up with a 4-0 win over Mississippi State.

“It was a good weekend for us to get some good wins over the Mississippi schools,”Georgia head coach Jeff Wallace said. “I thought our players, especially the ones in the pit [courts 4-6] here, played unbelievable tennis. It was a good solid win for us and now we hit the road for two straight weeks before we conclude this SEC season here at home.”

With the wins, the No. 2 Bulldogs are now 15-0 on the season and 7-0 in SEC play. The Bulldogs have already won a national title this season, as the team took home the Indoor National Championship back in February

The Bulldogs will face the Alabama schools this weekend, as Georgia visits Alabama on Friday, and then travels to Auburn on Sunday.

The men’s team didn’t have quite the same luck this weekend, as it lost to both Mississippi schools. Both matches were on the road and were decided by a 3-4 margin. The men’s team hosts Alabama on Friday and then plays Auburn at home on Sunday.

GymDogs finish fourth at SEC’s

The Georgia Gymnastics team earned a fourth-place finish at the SEC Championships this past weekend with a score of 197.000. The event was held in New Orleans and saw the home state LSU Tigers take home first with a 197.900. Florida came in second with a 197.750 and Alabama placed third with a 197.350.

The Gymdogs scored a 49.050 on the beam, a 49.300 on the floor,  49.175 on the vault and a 49.475 on the bars. The 49.475 tied LSU for the highest total on bars at the event and matched a season-best score for Georgia.

“The team really pushed for every tenth tonight,” head coach Courtney Kupets Carter said. “You want to give it everything you have. This team never quit. Even though we started off a little shaky on balance beam, they never quit.  We had a few mistakes on floor, and one or two on vault, but they really came home on bars.  They did what they needed to do.  The fight is what is going to keep them moving through post season.”

As for the NCAA tournament, the Bulldogs will find out their draw on Monday afternoon, as the NCAA Selection Show will be streamed Monday, March 25th, at 4:00 PM ET on NCAA.com.

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