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2012 SEC Baseball Tournament: Georgia Drops Opener To Vanderbilt 4-1

Georgia's offensive struggles continued on Tuesday as they fell to the Vanderbilt Commodores 4-1 in their opening game of the 2012 SEC Baseball Tournament. The Bulldogs will take on Auburn on Wednesday in an elimination game.

Georgia took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second on an RBI ground out by Colby May that scored Levi Hyams. They were unable to do any more damage as they totaled just six hits in the game. Nelson Ward went 2 for 4 for the Bulldogs.

Vanderbilt broke through in the third with two runs and added single insurance runs in the fifth and sixth. Tony Kemp, Anthony Gomez and Spencer Navin accounted for all of the Commodore's six hits and four RBIs.

Drew VerHagen gets the win after allowing five hits and one run in 5.2 innings pitched for Vanderbilt. Brian Miller came in and pitched the remaining 3.2 innings and allowed the Bulldogs just one hit and one walk. Alex Wood takes the loss for Georgia giving up five hits and three runs in 4.2 innings of work.

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