News 12 @ 6
Saturday June 21, 2008
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Rich Poythress tied a College World Series
record with three doubles, Ryan Peisel hit a three-run homer and
Georgia withstood Stanford's ninth-inning comeback try to advance
to the championship round with a 10-8 victory this afternoon.
Georgia, which wrapped up Bracket One after a four-day layoff,
will play either Fresno State or North Carolina in the
best-of-three finals that start Monday. After finishing 22-33 a year ago, the Bulldogs (44-23-1) will go for their second national title 18 years after winning their first.
The Bulldogs beat Miami in their CWS opener and then Stanford on
Monday. Their reward was supposed to be a three-day rest. But rain
Thursday pushed the schedule back a day. The Bulldogs didn't appear at all rusty against the Cardinal (41-24-2). Peisel's second home run in three CWS games and 12th of the season put the Bulldogs up 9-3 in the fifth. Peisel finished 3-for-5, making him 7-for-14 in Omaha.
Poythress, who became the eighth player in CWS history to hit
three doubles in a game, drove in four runs while going 4-for-5.
Joey Lewis added three RBIs. The Cardinal, down 10-4 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, scored four runs against All-America closer Joshua Fields.
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