UGA Baseball to Start Season on Friday at 3 PM

February 14, 2019
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ATHENS - Due to the threat of inclement weather Friday, ninth-ranked Georgia will open the 2019 season against Dayton a couple hours earlier with first pitch at Foley Field slated for 3 p.m.

The entire three-game series with the Flyers at Foley Field will be available on the Georgia Bulldog Sports Network and streamed on SEC Network+. Saturday’s game will start at 2 p.m. with Sunday a 1 p.m. start.

Georgia sophomore right-hander Emerson Hancock draws the Opening Day start while the Flyers counter with junior left-hander Hunter Wolfe. Hancock went 6-4 with a 5.10 ERA last season. Wolfe is in his first season at Dayton after going 5-1 with a 3.83 ERA at Wabash College in 2018. Hancock is one of 25 returning lettermen including eight pitchers that helped the Bulldogs go 39-21 last year and advance to the NCAA Athens Regional Final.

Georgia welcomes back seven starting position players including preseason All-American third baseman/closer Aaron Schunk, preseason All-SEC second baseman LJ Talley and sophomore preseason All-SEC catcher Mason Meadows. Georgia’s projected starting pitchers for games two and three will be junior right-handers Will Proctor and Tony Locey.

Ike Cousins head baseball coach Scott Stricklin begins his sixth season at the helm. Talley and senior relief pitcher Adam Goodman have been elected captains for the 2019 squad. Georgia Baseball is the oldest varsity sport on campus, and the 2019 campaign will mark the 132nd season. This will be the first-ever meeting between the Bulldogs and the Flyers.

Pitching Matchups: Georgia vs. Dayton (2018 Final Stats)
G1 Friday at 3pm #17 Emerson Hancock, RHP, So. (6-4, 5.10)            vs. #44 Hunter Wolfe, LHP, Jr. (5-1, 3.83 @ Wabash CC)
G2 Saturday at 2 pm #11 Will Proctor, RHP, Jr. (2-2, 2.42)                  vs. #16 Aaron Earnst, RHP, So. (3-5, 5.02)
G3 Sunday at 1 pm #25 Tony Locey, RHP, Jr. (7-2, 4.28)                    vs. TBA
  
Television/Radio
TV: SEC Network+: (Simulcast featuring Jeff Dantzler and David Johnston)
Radio: Georgia Bulldog Sports Network from IMG College (David Johnston & Jeff Dantzler)
Stations: 960 AM-WRFC and selected affiliates (check your local listings), also via the Georgia Bulldogs app and TuneIn app.
 
Additional Coverage on Twitter: @BaseballUGA

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