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Dogs upset Ole Miss
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ATHENS — Georgia defeated 15th-ranked Ole Miss 6-3 on Sunday, marking Bulldogs coach David Perno’s 300th career win.

The Bulldogs (11-21, 3-9 SEC) salvaged the final game of the series with the Rebels (23-10, 7-5 SEC) and snapped a five-game losing streak in the process.

Sunday was a must win for the Bulldogs who dropped a 4-3 heartbreaker in 13 innings Saturday for their fifth one-run loss in conference play.

“We have got a good lineup and can do some things, and we’re coming together,” said Perno. “I still feel very good about what we
have and we can do. The 300th win is not a big deal to me. If I was worried about wins, I wouldn’t play the schedule we play every year.”

Perno becomes only the third coach in Georgia baseball history to reach that milestone, joining Steve Webber (500-403-1 from 1981-1996) and Jim Whatley (336-237-3 from 1950, ’52-75).

The bullpen came  through for Bulldogs starter Michael Palazzone (4-3), who had another quality start, going 6.1 innings, scattering two runs on nine hits with no walks and seven strikeouts to pick up his fourth win on the year. Goforth got the loss to fall to 1-2.

“I think if our pitching can hold up the rest of the way then we will be a factor,” Perno added. “It’s just a matter of guys gaining confidence and realizing what they are capable of because we can make a run when we get the offense going with this solid pitching we got in this series. It’s unfortunate that it has taken this long but we plan to finish strong.”

Georgia’s pitching staff posted a 3.19 ERA in the series and all three starters pitched into the seventh inning.
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