ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia held Le Moyne to just two hits in a 12-0 rout on Wednesday at Foley Field.
For the top-ranked Bulldogs, it was their 14th straight win, which ties for the second longest such streak in school history.
Georgia also scored double-digit runs for the 11th time.
“A 14-game winning streak is impressive, but you really have to win the SEC games,” Georgia coach David Perno said. “Nothing we have done up to this point is really going to help us other than the confidence that it has built inside these guys.”
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Georgia begins SEC play Friday night at Alabama.
In the win over Le Moyne, Chase Hawkins (1-0) worked five innings and gave up just one hit.
Colby May had three hits and two RBIs, Rich Poythress and Chase Davidson both homered, and Joey Lewis also added a pair of hits including his SEC-leading 10th double. Poythress finished with five RBIs and leads the SEC with 32 this season.
Steve Esmonde, Jeff Walters and Michael Palazzone pitched the final four innings and combined to allow one hit.
Trevor Holder will start Friday’s game for the Bulldogs.
COLUMBUS STATE 7, FLAGLER 3
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — After losing Game 1 of a two-game series on Tuesday, Columbus State bounced back and won a wild one Wednesday.
The Cougars (11-10) scored three times on wild pitches in the win over Flagler.
Phillip Robinson picked up the for the Cougars, going eight innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks. He also had 14 strikeouts.
Brian Gordon went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs. His two-run single in the seventh gave CSU a 6-2 lead. Alex Montes (3-for-5) and Aaron Beasley (3-for-5) both drove in a run.
Next year this will be a Peach Belt Conference matchup as Flagler joins for the 2009-10 school year.
CSU hosts UNC-Pembroke for a PBC series beginning on Saturday with a 1 p.m. doubleheader.
GEORGIA TECH 5, KENNESAW STATE 4
ATLANTA — Georgia Tech held off a Kennesaw State ninth inning rally to extend their winning streak to eight games.
Tony Plagman’s three-run home run in the third inning broke a 1-1 tie.
Jay Dantzler hit a solo home run in the sixth to give Georgia Tech a 5-1 lead.
The Owls (5-6) scored one run in the seventh and two in the ninth.
Kevin Jacobs earned his second win throwing eight innings. He gave up two runs and struck out seven.
Kennesaw State’s Justin Edwards picked up the loss, giving up five runs in six innings.
Georgia Tech (11-1) hosts conference foe Boston College this weekend. Their first game will be Friday at 6 p.m.
AUBURN 11, WESTERN KENTUCKY 7
Auburn jumped on top early and held on to beat Western Kentucky.
The Tigers scored six runs in the first inning.
Brian Fletcher hit a two-run homer, and Trent Mummey hit a solo shot in the inning. Kevin Patterson also homered
Mummey finished 2-for-4.
Auburn added five more in the second inning. The inning was highlighted by Justin Hargett’s two-run double and Patterson’s two-run single. Patterson went 2-for-3.
Dexter Price picked up the win going 5 1/3 allowing seven hits and four earned runs. He struck out four but gave up three home runs.
Western Kentucky scored three in the fourth and ninth innings and added one in the sixth.
Kes Carter went only 1 1/3 for Western Kentucky. He allowed nine hits and 10 runs.
ALABAMA 11, SAMFORD 6
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Kent Matthes hit another homer, his 11th in 13 games as Alabama built a big early lead then held on to down Samford.
Matthes his his two-run homer in the first, and Alabama scored once in the second, thrice in the third and once in the fifth for a 7-1 lead. But Samford scored two in the sixth and seventh and one more in the eighth to close to within 7-6. The Tide put the game away with four in the eighth.
Former Glenwood standout Nathan Kilcrease (1-1) earned the win, going four innings, allowing just one run.