What you might have missed over the weekend…
A quick recap of a busy (and good) weekend in Bulldog Nation:
- Baseball: Georgia swept a three-game series from No. 24 Mississippi State at Foley Field, winning 4-1 on Friday, 4-3 on Saturday and 4-1 on Sunday. The Dogs (14-14, 6-3 SEC) are on a five-game SEC winning streak. They got strong starting pitching all weekend. Friday: Alex Wood allowed one run on three hits and struck out eight in seven innings. Saturday: Michael Palazzone went 8 2/3 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits. Sunday: Craig Gullickson permitted one run on six hits in 5 2/3 innings. (Gullickson is the son of former major-league pitcher Bill Gullickson and the brother of UGA tennis player Chelsey Gullickson, the defending NCAA women’s singles champion.)
- Gymnastics: The Gym Dogs are headed back to the NCAA Championships after a one-year absence. They finished second (behind UCLA) in the NCAA Southeast Regional in Stegeman Coliseum on Saturday to earn a spot in the 12-team field for the NCAA Championships April 15-17 in Cleveland. The Gym Dogs posted their second highest score of the season Saturday, 196.750. Kat Ding won the uneven bars with a 9.95.
- Softball: Georgia, ranked No. 2 nationally, swept a two-game series from Tennessee-Martin, winning 6-1 on Saturday and 6-0 on Sunday, to extend its home winning streak to 37 games, the longest in NCAA Division I. The Bulldogs are 32-4 this season.
- Tennis: Both the men’s and women’s teams extended their winning streaks to 12 matches and stayed unbeaten in the SEC by picking up victories over Ole Miss on Friday and Mississippi State on Sunday. The men’s team (17-3, 8-0 SEC) won by 4-3 scores in Oxford and Starkville, while the women’s team (14-1, 8-0 SEC) posted a pair of 6-1 victories in Athens.
- Women’s golf: Georgia’s Marta Silva Zamora shot a 5-under 67 on Sunday to win individual medalist honors at UGA’s 39th annual Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic. Alabama won the team title. Georgia tied for sixth.
- Football: The Bulldogs held their first scrimmage of the spring in Sanford Stadium on Saturday morning. Click here for a recap.