There are a dozen bell ringing, loudly laughing women upstairs playing bunco.
That makes it a perfect evening to hide out in the basement and watch Tech and UGA face off down at the Ted.
Both teams have slipped a bit from their lofty rankings earlier in the season. Tech is ranked 7th at 33-12-1 and are coming off a dramatic series win against #6 FSU this past weekend. UGA is 34-17 and ranked around 15 after a recent 8 game losing streak. The fact that they were able to lose 8 games in a row and maintain a ranking of any sort speaks to the regard pollsters have for the Bulldogs. They’re not a team to be overlooked.
Tech knocked off UGA earlier in the season when the Dawgs were ranked #1 and right now, in the top of the third inning, the Jackets are leading 2-1. UGA scored in the opening frame to go up 1-0 before the Jackets took advantage of an error and a balk in the second inning to go up by the current 2-1 margin.
It looks like UGA has a runner on base in the third with one out…time to go focus on the game again…
Ok, maybe I need to stay here on the computer and follow things on Gametracker. As soon as I went back to the TV, Bryce Massanari went deep for UGA to make the score 3-2.
Tech got out of the inning without any additional damage. Now its time to see if the Jackets offense can rough up Justin Earls, who is in as a reliever for UGA. Earls is 0-1 with 9.12 ERA in just over 24 IP this season. Surely we can score some runs on this guy.
The Jackets go down 1-2-3 to end the third inning and now UGA is threatening again in the 4th.
I’m officially a jinx…its time to step away from the keyboard!
Checking back in…The Jackets are up in the 6th now trailing 5-2. Its time to make a move and put a few runs on the board!
GT leads off their half of the inning with back to back hits, getting two men on with no outs…and come they up empty after a strike out, pop out, and lineout…
The Jackets grab three runs in the 7th to tie it up…but UGA gets two in the 9th to go back ahead 7-5.
Maybe next time I’ll just stay upstairs and watch the ladies play Bunco.