Sunday's game was an almost mirror image of Saturday's game that Georgia dominated until the 8th inning. Justin Earls had a nightmare inning, giving up 7 runs and allowing LSU to tie the game. Ryan Peisel won it in the ninth on an infield single that scored Matt Cerione.
The big performers this weekend were predictable. Trevor Holder and Stephen Dodson had masterful pitching performances. Josh Fields set the UGA record for saves Friday night. Beckham, Peisel, Olson, Poythress, and Massanari banged out hits and scored runs. Gordon Beckham continued to look like Roy Hobbs at the plate. LSU did not get Beckham out until his second at bat Sunday. Wow.
It's hard to complain about the team right now, but there is one thing that continues to cause concern as the Dawgs gear up for the next three SEC series against Florida, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt. The bottom half of the order needs to carry their weight at the plate. The top half of the order is lethal, but the bottom half is snoozing at the plate. The bottom half had 10 hits in Baton Rouge and that includes Matt Cerione's 4-for-4 Saturday. That's not a lot of production.
The 4 game SEC lead is still there and the team is playing well, but the conference schedule is about to increase in difficulty. The next three series are big and we need to win two out of those three to salt away the regular season crown.