Georgia baseball dominated Georgia Tech in Atlanta on Saturday, beating the Yellow Jackets 12-0 to clinch the three-game series.
The No. 4-ranked Bulldogs (10-1) conclude the series with No. 17 Georgia Tech (7-3) at 2 p.m. on Sunday at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville.
Saturday marked Georgia’s first shutout of Georgia Tech on the Yellow Jackets campus since 1964. UGA got its win before a sellout crowd of 3,718 at Russ Chandler Stadium, per the UGA school release.
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The Bulldogs squeezed the first run in via Shane Marshall’s RBI bunt.
Marshall’s bunt pushed Cole Tate across the plate to make it 1-0 in the second inning after Tate had doubled to open the inning and advanced to third on a groundout.
Cole Wilcox (2-0) pitched seven shutout innings to get the win, fanning 11 and scattering three hits. Justin Glover came on in relief with two innings of no-hit ball.
“That’s the best that Cole Wilcox has pitched since he’s been at Georgia,” UGA coach Scott Stricklin said in the school release.
“He was really good in a start against Florida last year and today he was even better. He was working both sides of the plate and had his fastball and slider working to keep them off balance.”
Senior Cam Shepherd finished things off on offense, blasting a ninth-inning grand slam to put an exclamation point on the blowout victory.
Georgia baseball notes
• Cole Wilcox retired 14 straight including eight strikeouts after allowing a first-inning single. Wilcox tied his career high with seven innings pitched and a career-high 11 strikeouts for the win.
• Tucker Bradley blasted his SEC-leading sixth home run of the year.
• It was Cam Shepherd second career grand slam in the ninth inning on Saturday.