Georgia Bulldogs Baseball Sweep Clemson, Next Up: Sold Out LSU

Robert HollandCorrespondent IApril 1, 2009

OMAHA, NE - JUNE 25:  Steve Detwiler #15 of the Fresno State Bulldogs celebrates with Erik Wetzel #3 and Alan Ahmady #9 against the Georgia Bulldogs during Game 3 of the 2008 Men's College World Series Championship June 25, 2008 at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Georgia Bulldogs baseball team just swept the Clemson Tigers for the second year in a row, beating the Tigers 4 - 2 in a close, hair raising finish.

The No. 1 ranked Georgia Bulldogs moved to a 24-3 record heading into a weekend series against the LSU Tigers.  

Despite the victory tonight, Georgia's head coach David Perno was not pleased with the performance.  He said the "bats were looking heavy and sluggish out there tonight".  

And his biggest concern with that, he went on to say is "we simply cannot play like that against LSU—their pitching is too strong and if we play that way, we are going to disappoint the home crowd, and I don't plan on doing that to our fans."

Perno has every right to worry about the fans this weekend. The upcoming series with LSU is completely sold out. And I believe that is somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 tickets.

Is it possible that we'll see scalpers in front of Foley Field?

Has there ever been scalpers at Foley Field in the history of Georgia baseball?

Two weeks ago against Mississippi, Foley Field has it's largest crowd in history for a Georgia baseball game with nearly 4500 fans showing up to watch the Diamond Dawgs.

Coach Perno is obviously well aware that the LSU series this weekend is sold out.  And that explains his comments about not wanting to let the Georgia baseball fan base down.

However, with a performance like tonight against the Clemson Tigers, coach Perno is going to have to find a way to get Georgia's bats loosened up and swinging hard.

Perno speculated after the game tonight that maybe too much batting practice is the cause of the sluggish bats.  

He said they had batting practice this morning, and again this afternoon before they left for Clemson, and that maybe we need to let the team's arms and hands get a little rest before facing LSU.

"You do not want to face LSU with sluggish bats," Perno said.

Regardless of what Perno does to prepare Georgia for LSU, one things for sure, the fan base for Georgia baseball is fired up.  

And this coming weekend, Foley Field is going to be rocking with sold out crowds, lots of red and black... and who knows—maybe even some scalpers!


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