Georgia Knocks Off Baseball, 13-2

Ryan Prinzing went 2-for-3 and scored a run in Sunday's series finale.

March 3, 2013

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ATHENS, Ga. ---- The UAB baseball team fell to Georgia 13-2 in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at Foley Field.

The Blazers will be back in action on Tuesday when they host Saint Joseph’s at Young Memorial Field.  First pitch is set for 3 p.m. CT.

UAB (4-7) trailed Georgia (5-6) 11-0 after seven innings before getting on the board with two runs in the top of the eighth inning.

UAB threatened in the top of the second inning. Harry Clark and Todd Wilkinson were both hit by pitches and Sam Kelley followed that up with a single to right to load the bases with one out. But a Blazer strikeout and fly out to right field ended the inning.

Georgia scattered five singles and were helped out by two walks in the fourth inning to take a 6-0 lead.

The Bulldogs added two more runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Georgia’s Zack Bowers doubled in one run and after a UAB error, Nelson Ward singled in his second run of the day.

In the bottom of the seventh inning with the bases loaded, UGA’s Kyle Farmer hit a bases clearing double to increase the Georgia lead to 11-0.

UAB got its first runs in the top of the eighth inning. Chase Davis led off the inning with a single followed by a Ryan Prinzing double to put two on with no outs. John Frost grounded out which scored a run and Jeff Schalk singled to left center to plate the other UAB runner.

Bowers hit a 2-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to round out the day's scoring.

Davis (3-for-5) and Prinzing (2-for-3) each recorded multiple hits and scored a run for the UAB in the loss.

Georgia’s Kyle Farmer and Bowers each went 2-for-4 with four RBI on the day.

Luke Crumley (1-1) earned the victory, firing five shutout innings.  He scattered five hits, struck out three and did not walk a batter.

Chase Mallard (0-1) suffered the loss in his first start of the season for the Blazers, allowing three runs on four hits over three innings of work. He collected three strikeouts and walked a pair in the outing.

UAB will begin play next week by hosting two games against Saint Joseph’s on Tuesday and Wednesday before traveling to Arkansas State for a three-game series next weekend.