ATHENS, Ga. — Matt Cerione’s single to left field with no outs in the bottom of the ninth scored Michael Demperio from second as No. 13 Georgia snapped an eight-game losing streak.
With the win at Foley Field, the Bulldogs (34-17, 15-12 SEC) clinched a berth in the Southeastern Conference tournament.
Demperio was hit on the first pitch in the bottom of the ninth, then stole second on an 0-1 pitch to Lyle Allen. Allen also was hit by a pitch to set up Cerione’s hit on a 3-2 count.
Cerione had two hits including his eighth home run of the year in the bottom of the first to give Georgia its first lead of the weekend. Dean Weaver (2-2) worked two scoreless inning to pick up the win. Georgia starter Justin Grimm allowed two runs on seven hits in five innings.