As a Georgia baseball fan, it pains me to write that the past weekend was a complete and total demolition of the UGA baseball team, a bloody execution too gruesome for your children to be admitted to watch. Auburn swept us in the weekend series by a collective run total of 43-9. If it were a boxing match, they would have stopped two of the three games in the early rounds for fear of Georgia's eminent death. "Quinton," you say, "that's a bit harsh isn't it?" Here's Perno's quote after the sweep:
"We’re not good and that’s my fault. There were too many expectations on this group and we’re not a good baseball team on any front — we don’t defend, we don’t pitch and we can’t hit. We don’t have a whole lot of grit or toughness, we don’t throw enough strikes and we sure have a tough time scoring runs."
So, if we can't do any of that stuff, what can we do? Lose, repeatedly.
To reinforce the point, Auburn is #29 in this week's Collegiate Baseball poll. They aren't in nor are they receiving votes in any of the other polls. We just got destroyed by them. Left on the schedule: #4 LSU in Baton Rouge, #6 Clemson, #8 Florida in Gainesville, #17 Ole Miss, #18 South Carolina, #20 Arkansas in Fayetteville, and #23 Vanderbilt in Nashville. Plus #5 Tech a couple more times. If Auburn got 43 in Athens, what could a really good team do?
We're young and we're hurt, but I doubt the team would make it to Hoover with everybody healthy. Take your lumps, learn from it, recruit, and evaluate the assistants at the end of the year. This season is done, folks.