CWS: Say goodbye to- Georgia

By Eric Sorenson - June 19, 2006

Have to admit, Dave Perno was right. In the post-game press conference he said that it was "a tough draw" by having to face Eddie Degerman and Jonah Nickerson in the two games the Dogs played here in Omaha. Because of that, Nickerson and fellow fireballer Kevin Gunderson held UGa to seven hits and three runs in elimnating the silver britches by a 5-3 score.

In losing, Georgia ends its season at 47-23. The Dogs seemed to become so used to making the big inning in this post-season, you almost had the feeling a big push was coming at any time no matter who was on the mound. But the biggest stat of all today was probably the Beavers eager infield turning three double plays, including the game-ending outs. "The three double-plays ripped our hearts out." Coach Perno said. "Give them credit, they made the plays when they had to."

Jonah Nickerson improved to 12-4 with 7.0 innings and walked none. He wasn't overpowering, striking out only three on the day. But Georgia hitters took note. "Ground balls. That was the biggest thing." Bobby Felmy said. "He only struck out three or four but he got us out on ground balls and weak flyouts."

Georgia also adds to the SEC's dubious mark of having five of the last seven two-and-outs here in the College World Series. OSU, coming off its first win ever in Omaha, moves on to play the loser of tonight's Miami-Rice game.

Posted by Eric Sorenson at 05:31 PM on June 19, 2006

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