Georgia Takes Game 2

Dores fall 14-4 on Saturday

ATHENS, Ga. – Vanderbilt dropped Game 2 at Georgia, 14-4, in eight innings Saturday at Foley Field.

Vanderbilt fell behind early before pulling even at 4-4 in the fourth inning. After a lengthy weather delay, the Bulldogs scored 10 consecutive runs to secure the series.

Georgia’s Tre Phelps hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the second to give the Bulldogs an early lead.

Georgia plated two more runs in the third to double its lead to 4-0, but Vanderbilt got out of the innings with the bases loaded to limit the damage.

The bats came alive in the fourth inning for Vanderbilt as the Commodores battled back to tie the game with four runs, all with two outs.

Colin Barczi reached first on a fielder’s choice and came all the way around to score on a two-out double by Troy LaNeve to the right-center gap. After a pitching change, Jack Bulger greeted the new arm by sending the first pitch over the wall in left to bring the Dores to within a run. Camden Kozeal then made it back-to-back homers with a solo shot to left, tying the game at 4-4.

Bulger and Kozeal hit the first back-to-back home runs for Vandy since T.J. McKenzie and Enrique Bradfield Jr. did it vs. Arkansas on May 19, 2023.

As rain started to fall at Foley field in the bottom of the fourth, Georgia loaded the bases with no outs before the game entered a weather delay that would span an hour and 13 minutes.

When play resumed, the Bulldogs retook the lead on a groundout and went up 6-4 on a passed ball.

A three-run homer by Corey Collins in the bottom of the fifth gave Georgia a five-run lead and a two-run shot by Charlie Condon in the bottom of the seventh made it 11-4.

A solo homer by Kolby Branch and a two-run triple by Fernando Gonzalez in the bottom of the eighth ended the game with the Bulldogs up by 10.

Vanderbilt and Georgia will meet at noon CT on Sunday for the series finale.