ATHENS — The No. 20-ranked Georgia baseball evened its series with Kentucky on Saturday night, holding on for an 8-7 win at Foley Field.
The teams play the decisive game of the series at 1 p.m. on Sunday.
Garrett Blaylock went 3-for-4 hitting with a home run to pace the Bulldogs (22-12, 6-8 SEC) at the plate, the team pounding out 10 hits on Kentucky (22-10, 7-7) on Saturday night.
Blaylock has made the most of an opportunity that came up earlier this month when Josh McAllister was sidelined by a hamstring injury.
“Growing up, I was kind of a utility player,” said Blaylock, who started his career at Vanderbilt. “My dad made that a point with me to learn every position I could. I’ve been taking ground balls at first, second and third and staying as versatile as I can.
“I feel like I’ll be ready to do whatever I’m called on to do.”
Blaylock had three hits in Friday night’s game against Kentucky, as well.
McAllister, back in the lead-off spot since returning from injury, was 2-for-5 with two runs scored against the Wildcats Saturday night.
Georgia jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning after McAllister singled to open the game, Cole Tate got hit by a pitch and Corey Collins blasted a 3-run home run.
Ben Harris came on in relief of starter Jonathan Cannon to get the win, pitching 4 1/3 innings.
Jaden Woods retired the final Kentucky batter in the ninth to get the save.
The Wildcats won the opening game of the series on Friday night, 6-1.