Reviewing Georgia's Season: How They Got Here

The Bulldogs went 31-30 on the season and 16-14 in the Southeastern conference. Their home record was 15-13, while they were 10-15 on the road and 6-2 at neutral sites.

TALE OF THE SEASON: The Bulldogs put together a mediocre 2011 season, but their record isn't as bad as it may appear due to their tough schedule.

Their longest winning streak was seven games in early April and they went on a four game skid in late March.

NON-CONFERENCE PLAY: UGA played one of the toughest non-conference schedules in the nation with games against Stetson (3), Baylor (3), Florida State (3), Alabama, UCLA, Georgia Tech (3), and Clemson (2). They do share an opponent with Oregon State in the UCLA Bruins. The Beavers went 2-1 against the Bruins while Georgia went 1-0. 

SEC SEASON: The Bulldogs won five out of their ten conference series'. The Bulldogs also swept Mississippi State. The SEC conference has the best RPI in the nation this season and is sending seven teams to the tournament. UGA's strength of schedule ranks at #1.

SEC TOURNAMENT: The Bulldogs had an interesting tournament, losing their first and last games and winning four games in between.

In game one of the tournament, the Bulldogs were "10-runned" in a 10-0 mercy rule defeat at the hands of Vanderbilt.

Next up for Georgia were the Auburn Tigers. Auburn scored a run in each of the fourth and fifth innings, but Georgia kept their NCAA Tournmanet hopes alive with three runs in the bottom of the sixth. The score held, and UGA advanced to the next round. Zach Cone and Chase Davidson led the Bulldogs with one RBI each.

Things didn't get any easier for the Dogs when they faced South Carolina in the next round. But thanks to a dominant performance from Bulldog starter Blake Dieterich, Georgia knoced off the Gamecocks, 4-2.

That set up a semifinal meeting with Florida. Since the Gators were in the winners bracket, Georgia would have to upset Florida twice, on the same day, in order to advance to the title game. The Dogs took care of business in game one, winning a 4-3 thriller. Georgia threw seemingly everyone in their bullpen (5 pitchers), bu it was worth it in the end when they held on for the one-run victory.

The second game was just as close, but the Bulldogs would find themselves on the wrong side of the outcome. Despite trailing 2-0 in the third inning, the Gators would battle back for the two tying runs in the third. The game stayed even until the top of the ninth, where Vickhash Ramjit scored on an RBI fielder's choice. Georgia couldn't score in the bottom half of the inning, and the Gators advanced to the title game. 

Georgia squares off with Oregon State in Game 6 of the Corvallis Regional on Sunday at 6:00 PM Pacific.

--Connor

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