Originally created 05/06/02

Alabama 4, Georgia 2



ATHENS -- Alabama pitcher Shane Sanders held the Georgia Bulldogs to six hits, two coming on solo homeruns, as the fifth-ranked Crimson Tide defeated the Bulldogs 4-2 Sunday.

Sanders improved to 7-1, and recorded his first career complete game.

The Bulldogs held a 2-1 lead going into the sixth when Alabama scored on a single by Jeremy Brown and then again on a sacrifice fly by Brent Boyd.

Peter Stonard went 3-for-4 on the day and drove in Gabe Scott for Alabama's (40-9, 17-7), fourth run with a single in the seventh.

Georgia starter Mickey Westphal (4-3) recorded the loss. He faced 30 batters in seven innings, giving up all four earned runs on seven hits, walking two and striking out two. Chaz Lytle had two of Georgia's six hits.

The Diamond Dogs (28-18, 14-10) remain third in the East standings but just 2.5 games behind division leading South Carolina.

Georgia travels to Statesboro Wednesday for a two-game series against Georgia Southern.