MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Baseball team (3-3) evened out its record Sunday, taking advantage of a 10-run fifth inning to beat Albany State University (0-9) 19-3 at John Kurtz Field.
Junior Harris Lyons (Glendale, Arizona) was the top slugger for the day, finishing 3-for-4 with five RBIs and a run scored. Lyons finished a triple shy of the cycle.
A 3-1 game headed to the fifth, the Bobcats scored 10 runs on the benefit of just five hits and an error. The Golden Rams walked five batters in the inning. The big blows from the Georgia College offense in the frame were a three-run home run from Lyons to left, as well as a three-run double from centerfielder Logan Mattix (Loganville). The Bobcats put up a six-run eighth to push it further out of reach.
Mattix finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run, while designated hitter Tanner Giesel (Naperville, Illinois) did just that, going 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs and a run. Third baseman Garrett Green (Bogart) was 2-for-5 with an RBI and two runs scored.
Reliever Cameron Busby (Grovetown) picked up the win in relief, fanning three over a pair of hitless innings in improving to 1-1. The Bobcats plated 19 runs on 13 hits with 16 walks.
The Bobcats are back in action Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 4 p.m., playing at Valdosta State University.
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