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First Georgia Award (2013)

by on May.05, 2013 @ 11:26 pm, under NPB

The First Georgia Award for 2013 went to Ryota Wakiya for his two-run single against Hiroshima on March 29.

The Giants were trailing the Hiroshima Carp 3-2 in the bottom of the 7th.  With two out and runners on second and third, Wakiya laced a single to right off Takeru Imamura that pushed both runners across the plate.  The Giants ultimately won the 4-3.  This was a significant game for Wakiya, not just because of the game-winning hit, but also because it was his first Ichi-gun game in over a year -- he spent all of 2012 working his way back from reconstructive surgery in his right elbow. Georgia video - Box score