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NCAA Baseball Tournament: After Loss To Creighton, Georgia's Sputtering Bats Face UALR In Elimination Game

Georgia pitcher Michael Palazzone had a good day Friday, allowing only two runs in a complete-game performance against the Creighton Bluejays in the opener of the NCAA Baseball Tournament's Corvallis Regional. Unfortunately, the bats didn't hold up their end of the bargain, and the Bulldogs lost, 2-1.

Chase Davidson scored the Dawgs' lone run in the seventh inning off an RBI double from Jonathan Hester. In the bottom half of the inning, though, Creighton got base hits from four of their first five batters and a sacrifice bunt from second baseman Alex Staehely, giving them all the cushion they'd need.

That puts the Dawgs in an elimination game against the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans, who fell to Oregon State last night, 7-4. UALR actually held a 4-0 lead on OSU in the top of the fifth inning before the Beavers began their rally. Georgia, meanwhile, has averaged fewer than two and a half runs in six postseason games, meaning they'll probably need a huge game from LHP Alex Wood today.

Today's schedule (all times EDT):

4 p.m.: Georgia vs. Arkansas-Little Rock

9 p.m.: Creighton vs. Oregon Stat

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