Georgia baseball made it a clean sweep over rival Georgia Tech on Sunday, scoring a 9-3 victory at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville on Sunday.
The No. 4-ranked Bulldogs improved to 11-1 with the win over the No. 17 Yellow Jackets (7-4) in front of a sellout crowd of 10,299 at the minor league baseball stadium.
Freshman pitcher Jonathan Cannon (3-0) came on in relief of starter C.J. Smith in the fifth inning to pick up the win for Georgia.
“Coach Stricklin talked at the beginning of the series and the beginning of the year, ‘Good teams win series and great teams sweep,’ and that’s what we proved today,” said Cannon, a 6-foot-6 right hander from Alpharetta. “We are a great team and can compete with anybody.”
The Bulldogs opened with three runs in the first inning and never trailed.
UGA’s Tucker Bradley extended his streak of reaching base safely in all of the Bulldogs’ 12 games this season. He had his fifth three-hit game of the season.
It’s the third time in the past four years Georgia has swept Georgia Tech in baseball.
“We played really well and that’s a good top 20 baseball team we just swept,” UGA coach Scott Stricklin said in a school release.
“The past two days, that’s the best we’ve played all year. Coolray was a great host today, and it says something about the rivalry and the fan support as we had three sellouts. There was a lot of red and black in the stands today and some tailgating going on in the parking lot before the game.”
The Bulldogs play at 5 p.m. on Tuesday against Georgia Southern at Foley Field and on Wednesday at SRP Park in N. Augusta, S.C.