Georgia hammers Ohio State 24-8

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Matt Cerione and Joey Lewis homered in
Georgia's eight-run first inning and the Bulldogs used seven home
runs to cruise to a 24-6 NCAA regional-opening victory over Ohio
State on Friday.

Rich Poythress hit three homers, while Cerione and Lewis each
homered twice as Georgia (38-22) withstood a five-hour weather
delay before setting season highs for runs and hits.

The Bulldogs battered Big Ten co-pitcher of the year Alex
Wimmers for 10 runs in four innings. Wimmers (9-2) walked seven and
allowed four homers as the Buckeyes (40-18) suffered their third
consecutive defeat.