Top 25 Breakdown: No. 9 Georgia
Coach (Record at school):
Scott Stricklin (143-140-1, 5 seasons).
Foley Field (3,291).
11 regionals (active streak: 1), 6 CWS trips (last in 2008), 1 national title (1990).
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Georgia's Projected Lineup
|C||Mason Meadows, R-So.||.289/.421/.387||3||25||1
|1B||Patrick Sullivan, R-Jr.||.196/.339/.196||0||5||0
|2B||LJ Talley, Sr.||.276/.365/.453||6||30||2
|3B||Aaron Schunk, Jr.||.299/.340/.411||3||38||5
|SS||Cam Shepherd, Jr.||.244/.357/.411||3||38||5
|LF||Tucker Bradley, Jr.||.299/.350/.353||3||26||12
|CF||Tucker Maxwell, Jr.||.216/.326/.310||2||13||10
|RF||Riley King, R-So.||.167/.375/.167||0||1||0
|DH||John Cable, R-Sr.||DNP — injured (at New Orleans)
|RHP||Emerson Hancock, So.||6-3||5.10||77.2||75||34||0
|RHP||Tony Locey, Jr.||7-2||4.28||54.2||60||30||0
|RHP||Cole Wilcox, Fr.||HS — Chickamauga, Ga.
|RP||Aaron Schunk, Jr.||2-2||3.00||30||31||5||8
Grading The Bulldogs
Just as scouts grade prospects using the 20-80 scouting scale, we use a 20-80 scale to evaluate teams in our top 25. A score of 50 in each category is average, relative to a typical NCAA tournament team; 55 is slightly above-average; 60 is above-average (plus); 70 is well above-average (plus-plus); 80 is top of the scale, historically strong. Accordingly, 45 is fringe-average or slightly below-average; 40 is below-average; 30 is well below-average; and 20 is the extreme in that direction.
Georgia shortstop Cam Shepherd (Aaron Fitt)
The Bulldogs must replace their top three hitters (Michael Curry, Keegan McGovern and the dismissed Adam Sasser) from a team that ranked sixth in the SEC in batting and scoring. Still, there’s reason to expect Georgia hit just as much as it did a year ago, because this lineup is well stocked with talented veterans who are primed to take steps forward.
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