Bulldogs smack 16 hits to beat KSU

Photo by Brandon Brigman

Photo by Brandon Brigman

ATHENS -- Georgia used a 16-hit attack to defeat Kennesaw State 9-4 Tuesday at Foley Field.

Junior second baseman Levi Hyams got the Bulldogs going in the first with a leadoff double. Freshman centerfielder Conor Welton (2-for-5, two RBIs), a Wesleyan grad, moved him to third with a groundout, and then sophomore shortstop Kyle Farmer notched his team-leading 50th RBI with a bounce out to shortstop. For Hyams, the double extended his hitting streak to six games. Georgia took advantage of a pair of miscues by the Owls to score four unearned runs on four hits in the second inning to build a 5-0 lead. Welton delivered a two-run single and Farmer added a sacrifice fly to highlight the scoring.

In the fifth, Georgia (27-26) made it 6-0 when junior designated hitter Chase Davidson doubled and eventually scored on a two-out, pinch-hit single by sophomore Kevin Ruiz, a Wesleyan grad.