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Georgia’s Charlie Condon blasts record-setting home run in victory over South Carolina

Charlie Condon has hit his 34th home run of the season.

On Thursday night against South Carolina, Condon homered in the top of the second inning to officially set a BBCOR-era NCAA record (2011-present) for home runs in a season. It was also his eighth consecutive game with a home run, bringing him one step closer to another NCAA record.

Georgia enters the weekend series at 35-12 on the season. The Bulldogs have won 5 straight and look to be in peak form as the SEC Tournament approaches.

A former walk-on, Condon has established himself as the favorite to go No. 1 in the 2024 MLB Draft this summer. While he’s a nightly threat to take pitchers out of the park, he’s an all-around star in the batter’s box. Condon entered the South Carolina series batting .459 with an on-base percentage of .568. He has a 1.105 slugging percentage and has only grounded into 2 double-plays all season. He has just 35 strikeouts on the year.

In less than 2 full seasons, Condon has already set Georgia records for single-season and career home runs. Last season as a redshirt freshman, Condon was named SEC Freshman of the Year, Freshman All-SEC, and second-team All-SEC. In addition, Condon set the SEC freshman home run record with 25 and hit at least one homer in every SEC series.

LSU’s Brandon Larson holds the NCAA single-season home run record, blasting 40 in 1997. Depending on whatever postseason run Georgia can make, that record could feasibly fall this year as well. Thursday’s game against South Carolina is airing on ESPN2. Friday’s game will air on SEC Network while Saturday’s clash will be on SEC Network+.

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