Georgia Baseball opens the season Friday with Albany — 95.5 WSB
ATHENS——The No. 14 Georgia Bulldogs open the 2022 season Friday at Foley Field against the University at Albany Great Danes with first place scheduled for 2:02 p.m. The entire three-game series will be available on the Georgia Bulldog Sports Network and streamed on SEC Network+.
Georgia welcomes 29 returning lettermen, including eight starting position players and 13 pitchers who logged innings a year ago. Junior RHP Jonathan Cannon and sophomore LHP Jaden Woods were named to the preseason All-SEC 2nd Team by a vote by the league’s coaches. Also, Georgia was selected third in the Eastern Division behind Vanderbilt and Florida. Arkansas was picked to win the West while Ole Miss was the favorite to win the league title. Cannon, who will start Opening Day, also put together some preseason All America teams. Four Bulldog starters have already graduated, including leading returning hitter in outfielder Connor Tate (.344-10-33). Georgia is 5-3 on opening day in the Scott Stricklin era. He is in his ninth season as Ike Cousins’ head baseball coach.
The Great Danes were picked to finish fourth in the America East Coaches poll, with Stony Brook being the favorite. Albany hit a 22-25 mark last year. The Great Danes return with redshirt senior infielder Johnny Marti, who led the team in batting (.349), home runs (7) and RBI (41), and their top three starting pitchers in redshirt senior Ray Weber (7-2, 3, 69) and redshirt students Anthony Germinerio (3-5, 3.97) and Cregg Scherrer (4-4, 4.92).
Pitching Matchups: UGA vs. Albany Game 1 Friday at 2pm: Jonathan Cannon (4-2, 3.98 ERA, RHP, Jr.) vs. Ray Weber (7-2, 3.69, RHP, RSr.)
Honorary First Pitch: Bulldog National Championship QB Stetson Bennett
Game 2 Saturday at 3:00 p.m.: Liam Sullivan (1-2, 3.99, LHP, Sun.) vs. Anthony Germinerio (3-5, 3.97 ERA, RHP, RSo.)
Honorary First Pitch: Former bulldog LHP Ben Harris, who is now in the LA Dodgers organization
Game 3 Sunday at 1pm: Dylan Ross (6-2, 3.88 ERA, RHP, Jr.) vs. Cregg Scherrer (4-4, 4.92 ERA, LHP, RSo.)
Georgia Baseball Radio Links
Georgia Bulldog Sports Network (Voices: Jeff Dantzler, David Johnston)
Free audio streaming of all Georgia Bulldogs games can be heard through the Gameday LIVE app.
Optimized for iOS7+ and Android 4.0+, Georgiadogs.com Gameday LIVE is now available for both smartphones and tablets on the App Store and Google Play marketplaces. Georgiadogs.com Gameday LIVE is the official Georgia Athletics mobile application. Get the app here: georgiadogs.com/wireless/.
Friday Pregame Show at 1:40 p.m. ET: https://georgiadogs.com/watch/?Live=4136&sport=1&type=Live
Saturday Pregame Show at 2:40 p.m. ET: https://georgiadogs.com/watch/?Live=4137&sport=1&type=Live
Sunday Pregame Show at 12:40 p.m. ET: https://georgiadogs.com/watch/?Live=4138&sport=1&type=Live
SEC Network+ TV links
All live video streams for games are broadcast over the SEC Network+.
The Albany series will be a two-camera simulcast with radio announcers Jeff Dantzler and David Johnson
Game 1: https://www.espn.com/watch/player?id=09ba4316-4bc8-4374-a539-265c04dd6bd3
Game 2: https://www.espn.com/watch/player?id=8d0301be-35fd-4251-a181-fce8e057fc0a
Game 3: https://www.espn.com/watch/player?id=fa7de004-c8d5-44e6-818d-8feff2998641
Actions in this series
Check out the action chart for Georgia Baseball Posters, Roster Cards, Schedule Cards & Magnets.
Friday: 750 The Dawgs Are Back t-shirts and pizza for the first 400 UGA students
Sunday: Family Fun Day; Before the game: anthem friends; Post-Game: Kids Run The Bases
Season tickets for the 2022 season tickets are sold out, but there are three new flexible ticket packages for 5, 10 and 15 games. You can add any game to the home game schedule. The prices for these packages are $40 for five games, $70 for ten games, and $90 for 15 games.
Single game tickets for most non-conference games, as well as Thursday and Sunday SEC games are also options. Single game tickets are $10, group tickets (10+ tickets) are $5 each. Currently, single game sales and group tickets are not available for Friday or Saturday SEC games, or for the Clemson or Georgia Tech games. For questions about tickets or group information, please call (706) 542-1231 ext. 1.
Ticket sales are available online here: https://gado.gs/8hg
Alcohol sale possible
Following the successful launch of liquor sales at Stegeman Coliseum for both men’s and women’s basketball games, Georgia Athletics has announced that it will extend its pilot program to both baseball and softball this year. In compliance with the SEC’s Alcohol at Sporting Events policy, the UGAAA will sell a variety of domestic, imported, craft and premium beers from designated concession stands at Foley Field. Sales begin with Friday’s season opener for baseball. Full details of this program can be found here: https://gado.gs/8he
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