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Great way to start the season for Alabama.

Give the win on the mound in game two to Marietta, Georgia (Kell HS) true freshman Adam Morgan.

The hitting hero of game two was Marietta, Georgia's (Lassiter HS) Brandon May who got Alabama off to an early start with a first inning grand slam. He followed that up with a 2 RBI double with the bases loaded in the 5th.

This is the best hitting Alabama team Jim Wells has had since the 2002 team with Jeremy Brown, Brent Boyd, Pete Stonard, Scotty McClanahan, and company.

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Great way to start the season for Alabama.

Give the win on the mound in game two to Marietta, Georgia (Kell HS) true freshman Adam Morgan.

The hitting hero of game two was Marietta, Georgia's (Lassiter HS) Brandon May who got Alabama off to an early start with a first inning grand slam. He followed that up with a 2 RBI double with the bases loaded in the 5th.

This is the best hitting Alabama team Jim Wells has had since the 2002 team with Jeremy Brown, Brent Boyd, Pete Stonard, Scotty McClanahan, and company.

great start to your sec schedule.. this offsets your bad start playing southeast missouri state.. Should be interesting to see if those uga freshman can rebound tomorrow.

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TUSCALOOSA, Ala.-----Brandon May went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and six RBI to lead Alabama to an 11-5 victory over No. 1 Georgia in game two of a double header as the Crimson Tide won both games of the twinbill Saturday at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Alabama won the first game, 9-5, to snap Georgia's 14-game winning streak.

"We didn't do much of anything today," said head coach David Perno. "We hit a couple of three-run homers and that was it. We had 12 walks in two games. It was very disappointing. We need to see how we respond tomorrow."

Rich Poythress and Colby May had two hits apiece to lead Georgia (14-2, 0-2 SEC) in game one, and Michael Demperio and Levi Hyams both scored a pair of runs.

In the second inning Hyams smashed a three-run home run just inside the right field foul pole to give Georgia a 3-0 lead. Chase Davidson singled with one out, then a fielding error by Alabama put runners on first and second before Hyams' first career home run.

Alabama (11-4, 2-0 SEC) sent nine batters to the plate and scored four unearned runs to take a 4-3 lead in the third.

A lineout double play ended Georgia's scoring threat in the top of the fifth, and the Crimson Tide's right fielder Kent Matthes hit his NCAA-leading 12th home run in the bottom of the fifth to push the lead to 5-3.

Three more Alabama runs in the bottom of the sixth made it 8-3, and the Tide added one more in the eighth before Georgia scored two runs in the ninth.

Trevor Holder (3-1) worked five innings and gave up five runs, only one earned, on five hits to take his first loss in his last seven starts dating back to last season.

Austin Hyatt (4-0) allowed three runs on eight hits in eight innings to pick up the win.

In game two, the Crimson Tide jumped on Georgia with a grand slam in the first before the Bulldogs answered with a three-run home run by Joey Lewis in the third.

The Bulldogs threatened again in the fifth as Hyams led off with a double, Taylor walked, and a sacrifice bunt by Demperio moved runners to second and third, but Colby May's rocket was caught by the Alabama third baseman, who stepped on third for the double play.

The Tide began to pull away with four runs in the fifth off four hits and two Georgia errors. A pair of home runs in the seventh by Cody Trotter and Taylor Dugas made it 11-3.

Georgia scored single runs in the eighth and ninth for the final margin.

Poythress had two hits, and Peter Verdin came off the bench to add a pair of hits for Georgia.

Justin Grimm (1-1) surrendered seven earned runs on seven hits in four innings to take the loss. Adam Morgan (3-0) worked 7.1 innings and allowed four earned runs on eight hits to earn the win for Alabama.

The two teams will meet in the series finale Sunday at 3 p.m. Eastern. The game will be televised by CSS.

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Georgia wins the game 10 to 8 and Weaver gets the save.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Top-ranked Georgia jumped out to a seven-run lead in the second inning, fell behind, then rallied to beat Alabama , 10-8, Sunday at Sewell-Thomas Stadium.

Rich Poythress had his fourth straight two-hit game to lead Georgia (15-2, 1-2 SEC) including his team-leading eighth home run that tied the game in the fifth. Levi Hyams added two hits, two stolen bases and scored twice.

After Poythress tied the game in the fifth, the Bulldogs took the lead for good with two runs in the sixth. Michael Demperio was hit with one out, Hyams walked and a double steal put runners on second and third with two out. With Matt Cerione at the plate, Demperio scored on a wild pitch and Hyams scored on a passed ball to put Georgia ahead 10-8.

Will Harvil (1-0) pitched three scoreless innings and got the Bulldogs through the fifth, sixth and seventh to pick up the win, and Dean Weaver worked the final two innings, including a perfect ninth to pick up his first save of the season.

"We've been waiting for someone to do what we're capable of doing and we got it today," said head coach David Perno. "The bullpen was great. Our character was tested today and we answered. You don't want to go home 0-3. One is so much better than none. If you come out of here with nothing it's tough to overcome."

Georgia sent 10 batters to the plate in the second and strung together seven runs on seven hits. Poythress and Joey Lewis led off the inning with back-to-back singles followed by a run-scoring double by Lyle Allen to make it 1-0. Chase Davidson's RBI groundout scored Lewis and Demperio and Hyams followed with RBI singles to make it 4-0. Cerione laced an RBI single to score Hyams with two outs, and Colby May belted a two-run home run to cap the inning for Georgia.

Alabama (11-5, 2-1 SEC) came back to send 10 runners to the plate in the bottom of the frame and scored five runs on four hits to make it 7-5. Kent Matthes, the country's leading home run hitter, blasted a three-run home run in the fourth to give the Tide an 8-7 lead before Georgia came back in the fifth.

David Head (0-3) allowed five earned runs on 4.1 innings in relief to take the loss for Alabama .

Georgia starter Jason Leaver allowed five runs on four hits in 1.1 inning.

Georgia returns to action Wednesday at Georgia State in Atlanta before the SEC home opener Friday against Mississippi State.

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