Athens, GA - The Georgia Bulldog baseball team will have 32 home games in 2013 featuring SEC series with Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Missouri and Vanderbilt.
The 56-game college baseball season begins Feb. 15. Georgia will start with a road series against Georgia Southern. However, the Bulldogs will play 14 of their first 17 games at Foley Field. Georgia’s home opener will be Feb. 20 against Kennesaw State.
Georgia’s first SEC action will be on the road against league newcomer Texas A&M (March 15-17). The Bulldogs other four SEC road series are versus Kentucky, Auburn, Tennessee and South Carolina. After theseries with the Aggies, Georgia plays host to the Crimson Tide (March 22-24). New SEC Eastern Division member Missouri comes to Athens for a series April 5-7. The Bulldogs non-conference slate again features rivals Clemson and Georgia Tech. Georgia faces the Yellow Jackets at Foley Field on April 9, and it will head to Atlanta on May 14. The Turner Field game against Tech that benefits Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is set for April 23.
“We’ve got 17 games before SEC play begins, and then we’ll get our first look at Texas A&M,” said Georgia coach David Perno. “We’ve never played the Aggies so that will be a new experience for us and our fans making the trip. So far this fall, we like how our team is shaping up. We’ve got a good mix of veterans to go with some new guys who are showing they will be able to help us.”
Georgia baseball season tickets go on sale Nov. 15. Fans can order online at www.georgiadogs.com or by calling 877-542-1231.
The Bulldogs return 20 lettermen including six starting position players and 10 pitchers who saw action in 2012. The lineup will feature the leading hitters from a year ago in All-SEC senior third baseman Curt Powell (.355-2-20), senior shortstop Kyle Farmer (.302-4-41) and senior catcher Brett DeLoach (.303-1-21). This trio helped the Bulldogs set a school record .978 fielding percentage. On the mound, Georgia’s veterans include senior left-hander Blake Dieterich (3-4, 3.52 ERA, 7 Saves) and senior right-hander Bryan Benzor (5-4, 4.95 ERA, 2 Saves). Outfielder Hunter Cole (.276-7-23) and right-hander Luke Crumley (3-2, 3.86 ERA) highlight a large contingent of Bulldogs that saw their first collegiate action in 2012. Cole earned Freshman All-America honors.
Currently, Georgia is conducting fall practice, and it will end with the Red-Black seven-game series slated Oct. 13-23.
Here is a link to the 2013 Bulldog schedule.
2013 GEORGIA BASEBALL SCHEDULE
DAY DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET)
Friday Feb. 15 @ Ga. Southern 6 p.m.
Saturday Feb. 16 @ Ga. Southern 2:30 p.m.
Sunday Feb. 17 @ Ga. Southern 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday Feb. 20 Kennesaw State 5 p.m.
Friday Feb. 22 Belmont 5 p.m.
Saturday Feb. 23 Belmont 3 p.m.
Sunday Feb. 24 Belmont 2 p.m.
Tuesday Feb. 26 @ Georgia State 4 p.m.
Friday March 1 UAB 6 p.m.
Saturday March 2 UAB 3 p.m.
Sunday March 3 UAB 2 p.m.
Tuesday March 5 Western Carolina 5 p.m.
Friday March 8 Liberty 7 p.m.
Saturday March 9 Liberty 3 p.m.
Sunday March 10 Liberty 2 p.m.
Tuesday March 12 Appalachian State 7 p.m.
Wednesday March 13 Appalachian State 5 p.m.
Friday March 15 @ *Texas A&M 7:35 p.m.
Saturday March 16 @ *Texas A&M 3:05 p.m.
Sunday March 17 @ *Texas A&M 1:05 p.m.
Tuesday March 19 Furman 5 p.m.
Friday March 22 *Alabama 7 p.m.
Saturday March 23 *Alabama 3 p.m.
Sunday March 24 *Alabama 2 p.m.
Tuesday March 26 Clemson 7 p.m.
Wednesday March 27 @ Clemson 6:30 p.m.
Friday March 29 @ *Kentucky 6:30 p.m.
Saturday March 30 @ *Kentucky 2 p.m.
Sunday March 31 @ *Kentucky 1 p.m.
Tuesday April 2 @ Kennesaw State TBA
Friday April 5 *Missouri 7 p.m.
Saturday April 6 *Missouri 3 p.m.
Sunday April 7 *Missouri 2 p.m.
Tuesday April 9 Ga. Tech 7 p.m.
Friday April 12 @ *Auburn 7 p.m.
Saturday April 13 @ *Auburn 4 p.m.
Sunday April 14 @ *Auburn 2 p.m.
Tuesday April 16 Presbyterian 5 p.m.
Friday April 19 *Vanderbilt 7 p.m.
Saturday April 20 *Vanderbilt 3 p.m.
Sunday April 21 *Vanderbilt 2 p.m.
Tuesday April 23 vs. &Ga. Tech 7 p.m.
Friday April 26 *Arkansas 7 p.m.
Saturday April 27 *Arkansas 3 p.m.
Sunday April 28 *Arkansas 2 p.m.
Friday May 3 @ *Tennessee TBA
Saturday May 4 @ *Tennessee TBA
Sunday May 5 @ *Tennessee TBA
Wednesday May 8 @ College of Charleston 6 p.m.
Friday May 10 @ *South Carolina 7 p.m.
Saturday May 11 @ *South Carolina 4 p.m.
Sunday May 12 @ *South Carolina 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday May 14 @ Ga. Tech TBA
Thursday May 16 *Florida 7 p.m.
Friday May 17 *Florida 7 p.m.
Saturday May 18 *Florida 2 p.m.
Wed.-Sun. May 21-26 **SEC Tournament All Day
Fri.-Mon. May 31-June 3 >NCAA Regionals All Day
Fri.-Mon. June 7-10 >NCAA Super Regionals All Day
Fri.-Tues. June 15-26 $College World Series All Day