The University of Georgia baseball team will begin the annual three-game Fall World Series at Foley Field starting Friday at 6 p.m.
The series continues Saturday at 2 p.m. with Sunday’s game starting at 1 pm. The series is free and open to the public. Fans will be able to bring in food, water and soft drinks as the concession stands will not be open.
The Bulldogs, under the direction of Ike Cousins head coach Scott Stricklin have been split into two squads via a draft. The Red team will be coached by Scott Daeley with Garrett Brown serving as the captain. The Black team will be coached by Brock Bennett and Will Childers serving as the captain. Sophomore left-hander Jaden Woods will start for the Red team Friday while the Black team will counter with sophomore left-hander Liam Sullivan. The starting pitchers for the final two games have not been announced.
“We have depth at every position, and it’s been a very healthy atmosphere during the fall,” said Stricklin. “I’m happy with the way everyone has responded to the competition. I feel good about our pitching staff. We returned a lot of experience and added some talented pitchers, so we have depth there too. There’s been a lot of leadership. The veterans have been helping the younger guys. It’s nice to have a lot of older guys who know what’s going on and how we like to do things.”
The Bulldogs have 29 returning lettermen, four players that were redshirted last season plus 14 newcomers. Georgia’s incoming recruiting class has been ranked as high as 15th nationally.
Georgia will conclude fall workouts with an exhibition against the University of Florida on Oct. 29 in Jacksonville. First pitch at 121 Financial Ballpark (home of the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, the Triple-A affiliate of the Miami Marlins) will be at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for the Florida exhibition are $15 and can be purchased online via Ticketmaster at this link: https://gado.gs/7kd
For information on 2022 Georgia baseball season or single game tickets click or call (706) 542-1231 extension 1.
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