Shepherd’s walk off homer gives Georgia victory over Texas A&M

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UGA Texas A&M baseball SEC 5-22-19

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Cam Shepherd belted a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give No. 3 seed Georgia a 2-0 victory over No. 6 seed Texas A&M in the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Wednesday.

Shepherd blasted a 2-2 pitch from Joseph Menefee (3-2) over the left-field fence, barely sailing over the glove of left fielder Cam Blake.

Georgia (43-14) got just three hits but still won an SEC Tournament game for the first time since 2011. The Bulldogs had lost eight straight SEC Tournament games.

Texas A&M (37-20-1) will take on Ole Miss Thursday morning at 9:30 in an elimination game. Georgia will face Arkansas in a winner’s bracket game on Thursday evening.

Texas A&M starter Chris Weber held Georgia hitless before allowing Randon Jernigan’s one-out single in the eighth.

Georgia’s Tim Elliott, Justin Glover and Zac Kristofak (5-0) combined on a two-hitter.

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